Oct. 23, 2016
July 25-30 2016
31 August 2015
Stayed just one nights in site #5 in a 35' motor home: sites are "super wide" so no problems getting in & getting level. No problem making left from Stringham onto Burma (AKA "Defense Highway"), even with toad. Overall a good experience - special KUDOS to Ann who was very positive & helpful! RV sites are just 1/2 from downtown Newport.
Arrived on 05/18/2015 as the park was open a week earlier than normal and we were the only ones there. No sewer and had to go to a private campground to dump. Our dogs both picked up ticks the first day and they were no where near bushes or trees, just out on the freshly mowed grass. Will not go back just because of the ticks.
5-7 Aug 2014
Made reservations far in advance and assigned spot 5. CG has total of 6 sites of which 4 appeared to be taken by long term campers appeared to be active duty or active reserve. CG is located off base on the banks of Narragansett Bay. The sites are concrete, level, and have 30/50 amp service and water. There is no other services available at this CG. The 30 amp did not work on our site so used an adapter for the 50 amp plug. Water had a metal taste so did not hook it up. NEX shoppette is about a half mile away and it's just a short 15 minute drive to the nearest Wal-Mart. A short drive to historic Newport and the Breakers. With the lack of facilities $20 a night seem a little excessive but when compared to other camping options in the area it's a bargain. I would stay here again if in this area.
Oct 1 - 3, 2013
We came in on a Tuesday without reservations as the office is only open Wed-Fri. There were four open sites but we dry camped in the parking lot in case there were late arrivals. Next morning, we called for a site but were told all were reserved. We left the coach parked while we visited Newport. Early afternoon we called again and were told there was one site available. We were scolded when we checked in and admitted we had dry camped the previous night. Not allowed! We got site #1 for one night, and still two sites were not occupied that night, three vacant when we left the next day. We love the area and Carr Point is a great place to stay. Beautiful views and convenient location.
September 21, 2013
We stayed in our 30 ft motorhome for 3 nights. I called the day before arrival to see if we could get in a day early and no problem. As we turned off the Highway - Keith from MWR saw us, flagged us down, signed the paperwork and we were off to our site. He was right behind us to make sure our garbage was empty and we were had everything we needed. The sites are very long and our site #1 level. The view of the water and sunset great. There are no amenities at this park but a short drive to gate 17 (the back gate open M-F) and you are on base. Also a short drive into Newport. This was a good experience for us and would recommend the campground for anyone.
29 May - 5 June, 2012
This was our first visit and will probably return. Good location for touring area. Nice view of Narragansett Bay..quiet. Easy access to base except gate 17 closed on weekends. Must use main gate. Had a tick problem. Guess they can't spray. Would be nice if they could at least install dump station and maybe bathhouse. Used laundromat on hwy next to Buddy's hardware south of Green road. Appears they could add more sites.
June 27 thru July 10, 2011
Great park even though only water and electric. 50 amp available and only 6 sites. Terrific view of bay. Only suggestion is to not use the directions going down Stringham Rd, use Green Rd instead since greater than 90 degree turns are not recommended for 5th wheels. Naval base close with commissary, exchange, gas station with no diesel and WiFi at the cafe.
Not much has changed from past comments here. There are long gravel sites. NO bath or laundry rooms. Off base about 2 miles, the NEX is down the road about 1 miles. The sharp turn off or onto Stringham Road is bad, better to go down RT 114 to Green Ln and turn there. Great location to see Newport and lower RI.
Great campground. All sites are on the water with excellent views of the bay. MWR staff was outstanding. No dump station but heard they may add one by next year. Currently have to use the dump at Melville Ponds Campground about 2 miles away. We will definitely visit Carr Point in the future.
Oct 17, 2008
Just stayed one night. Very clean, nice little campground. Without sewer, it would not be a great place to stay very long. On site office closed and looked like it had been for a long time. No one around. Made reservation on phone, so no need to check in. I think it could be a nice campground for someone just doing the tourist thing in the area, but it is a little out of the way for a one night stop like I did. I think $20 was a little high for what the campground offers, but again, location. The trains did run, but not late and not that noisy.
Great view, very relaxing. Weather was excellent. On-site office CLOSED. Check-in package delivered because we made reservations while traveling. Not normally suggested because of limited sites. Drive to Historic Newport very easy. Wickford also easy to get to and a must to visit by car. CG only dislike was no sewer hookup or convienant dump station. We only stayed 3 days so dumped at next RV park.
Oct. 24-28, 2007
Other reviews do a great job of summing up staying here at Camp Carr. Directions from South & West are excellent. Ramada Inn on corner is now Courtyard by Marriott, who knows what next. Dinner train has run a couple of times in the evening. It's so quiet and peaceful here that the train whistle may startle you. Small price to pay for the beauty, convenience of staying here. As far as using Melville Campground to dump: for longer rigs--negotiating that tight right hand turn off Burma Rd, up hill, may be a challenge, as is the tight u-turn necessary in the campground to dump. We checked it out first.
Pros: Clean gravel sites, long enough for our 23-ft trailer, a van, an SUV, and a compact car in single file. Great view and nice breeze being right next to the water. Convenient NEX mini-mart and ATM machine nearby. Short drive to mansions, beaches, harbors, shopping, fresh seafood, and other attractions. Cons: No sewer hookup or dump on site. Great water VIEW sites, but NOT water FRONT. Not a swimming beach and access to the water is thru a gated fence then down a path through thick shrubs. On a couple of nights while we were there, there were groups of people hanging out in the parking lot by the camp office. They were noisy and more bothersome than the occassional dinner train that came through during the day. All in all, we would come back to camp here. It's in a great location and centrally located for sight seeing.
July/20/07 to July/22/07
The Pluses. Great location, just far enough from everything to be quiet, just close enough so you can get there easily. If you are looking for out of the way this is it. I have to agree with everyone that said Great View of the bay! It was. Directions provided by Campground were great, and easy to follow. Grass looked to be well taken care of, and the gravel camper parking area was in good shape, as was the paved parking lot. There is a Navy Exchange Mini Mart with a Navy Federal ATM about a mile away on the way toward base. Adjoining recreation area was also in really good shape. The Down sides. While I was there I looked at the Tent sites that they offer, they were not so good but this is an RV park. No one has mentioned this, and it really isn't a huge bother, but there is a tourist train that passes the campground about 4 times a day during daylight hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, it is the Newport Dinner Train, they have a web site, it looks like fun. I only found the train to be a bother the first time it went by because I wasn't expecting it. Sewage hookups would really make this campground shine as a great one.
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