First time here. Had a wonderful time! The easiest way to get there is to utilize I-90, Mass. Pike as is suggested. Suggest strongly NOT to enter at the northern gate - barriers! Getting to the FamCamp isn't too difficult. I'll try to upload a scanned map to the Webmaster for inclusion. Sites 1-15 are mostly shady. 16-20 are mostly sunny until late afternoon. Westover Club (combined O & E) shown on the map does have wireless (need info to access; ask at the Club) but is difficult to receive at the FamCamp. Best chances would be at Sites 6, 8, 10, & 12. Those same sites appear to have units that have been there an extended time (14 days at a time). Sites 8, 10, 12, & 16-20 would have the best chance for satellite TV reception. Fairly short cement pads, but not a problem for our 25 foot trailer. A bit of noise from C-5s flying approaches or running engines, but they stopped flying at 10 p.m. on the one night they were flying while we were there. Very friendly & helpful staff. Clean bathrooms/showers and laundry. You can rent canoes, tents, RV trailers, and other items at the Services Office at the FamCamp where you check in. Good food at the club - some nights buffet, some nights menu. Good value for what you get. I will definitely stay here again if I get the chance. ---- Additional information: I have uploaded a map of Westover ARB in the Files section of this web site. It might help if you download it, print it out, and have the guard at the gate show you the route to get to the FamCamp. Also, the Gas Station is only usable if it is open. You must have your ID checked before you are allowed to purchase fuel. Arnie Johnson
Nice, convenient location for NE tourist travel, except finding the base was VERY frustrating as there was no address and the site directions were only from one highway which is totally not able to be found. Manager of campground and sentries are all super helpful & pleasant. Spots are sand with lots of high trees and cement pad (at least where I parked). Water and 30 amp service with a common sewer dump. Easy to get into park & site (once directed by the sentry.) There's a Super WalMart within a mile or so. I didn't use any of the base facilities so can't comment.
We just got back from an overnight trip (tent camping). We have Season passes to Six Flags New England, and this campground is about 20min away. I decided to try this instead of spending all that money on a hotel when all we do is sleep there. I (31yr old female) took my 2 yr old daughter, 3yr old son, 15 yr old son, and 14 yr old nephew. I was impressed, as this was my first time staying at a military campground. The people were very friendly and accommodating. The facilities were new looking and very clean, great showers, we (myself and the two little ones) used the handicapped shower with the detachable sprayer and it worked great. The sites were nice and level. It was kind of odd that the tent sites didn't have picnic tables. They said we could take a camper site for the same price, since it wasn't very busy and we did, just to have the picnic table. We hadn't brought any chairs and I wanted somewhere for the little ones to sit for breakfast. Laundry area was nice. We'll definitely stay here again. Probably in a few weeks when I go to Six Flags again!
Nice campground with large sites. I was in site 18. Electric was either 20 or 50 amp. Concrete pad is a little small. Area around pad was all ruts from vehicles driving there in soft muddy conditions. I felt that $18 a night for electric and water was a little high. Staff was friendly as were guards at gates.
Easy to find right off major Hwy. No problem getting in or out with a 43'coach, pads are concrete but not long enough for a big coach so front jacks are on the ground (no problem). We stayed in site 18 with 50 amp service and good and open for Sat. If you were to need 30 or 20 amp service you would have to reduce from 50 amp down, power was good and never noticed any low voltage drops n my meter. Shopping and resturants close by and only 5 miles to large shopping mall.
For those who had trouble with 30 amp, the 50 amp breaker must be on to supply the 30, then both work! We even came in the back gate (35' with tow) but I don't recommend it for the faint hearted, too many twists around pylons. Excellent service and sites. Definately will use again.
We were nearest to club over Reservist training weekend but were not bothered by any noise. CG was much quieter than we thought it would be. Great bathhouse facility; outstanding gym; all needs found on base or just outside the gate. Levelest pads we've been on. Fire rings were too high to enjoy while sitting around fire. All 30 amp outlets have under voltage. I think they have 10 50 amp sites but at least one was open every day. Woodsy atmosphere. Received satellite on spot 10. Dump station convenient and easy to use. All in all, a good CG.
Spent one night in late Sept. No Sewers. No commissary. BX small but adequate for short stay. Shoppette Ok. No diesel fuel on base. Diesel available about 1.5 miles north. We may stay again on our way from Boston to Wisconsin next spring. Staff very helpful. They do not give discounts for the Air Forces Club Card.
30 amp not working, but can use adaptor on 50. Most sites have both. O Club within walking distance. Email retrieved at USO in Fam. Res. Center. Map with phone numbers given when registering. Nice clean bath house and laundry. Info in office about Berkshires. Staff eager to please. Great spot.
Large sites some in trees and some open so can get satellite. Could be very nice if they had sewer. All sites have picnic table. Hardstands are short ie. with a 38' MH you can only get front or rear wheels on concrete not both. Basically grassy sites.
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