RIVERDALE FARM CAMPSITE at CLINTON, CT
RIVERDALE FARM CAMPSITE at CLINTON, CT
RIVERDALE FARM CAMPSITE at CLINTON, CT
RIVERDALE FARM CAMPSITE at CLINTON, CT
RIVERDALE FARM CAMPSITE at CLINTON, CT
RIVERDALE FARM CAMPSITE at CLINTON, CT
RIVERDALE FARM CAMPSITE at CLINTON, CT
RIVERDALE FARM CAMPSITE at CLINTON, CT
RIVERDALE FARM CAMPSITE at CLINTON, CT

Riverdale Farm Campsite

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111 River Rd
Clinton, CT 06413

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GOOD SAM RATING (?)
Facility

8.5

Restrooms

10

Appeal

10

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Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.

Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.

Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

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Last Year's Rate:
$45 to $50
Season:
Apr 15 - Nov 1

Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Mobile Sewer Service
Emergency Phone

Policies

Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Breed
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (250)
Spaces Available (120)
Width (34)
Max Length (60)
Gravel Sites (20)
30 Amp
Grass Sites (80)
Dirt Sites (20)
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Mostly)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (85)
Water Only (35)
Electric Only (35)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (15)
Pull-thru Size (34 x 60)
Back-ins (35 x 45)
Room for Slideouts
Site Length (60)
Patios
Fire Rings
Table at Site

Rentals

RV Park Model Rentals (5)
Cabin/Cottage Rentals (2)

Internet

WiFi

Recreational Facilities

River
Swimming
Fishing
Body Of Water (Hammonasset River)
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Game Room
Planned Activities
Playground
Outdoor Games
Pavilion
Tennis
Shuffleboard

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved/Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Restroom/Showers ($)
Laundry
Control Access Gate
ATM Machine
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Groceries
Cable
RV Storage
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (7)
Restrooms
Restrooms $

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Riverdale Farm Campsite
Avg Rating 1.25 Riverdale Farm Campsite (4) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: August, 2015
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We made a reservation here for 1 week in August and chose to come here because of the very high ratings. When we first arrived we were very impressed by the well manicured entrance way but were surprised to see they did not have a security gate or security to speak of. Their office was nice and well stocked, however the young man that checked us in was rather rude and snarky and wasn't able to answer many of our questions about our campsite. The roadways were very narrow but were paved and passable for our 34' fifth wheel but bigger rigs and inexperienced drivers will have difficulty. Our assigned campsite was very small and we asked to move but there was no other availability. We had to pull into the site across from us to straighten out, which angered them as we dug into their lawn with our tires. The campsite was very unlevel as well but had a nice cement patio picnic table and fireplace. On our site and many others the corners of the patios were broken off and just put back in place. They were very wobbly to stand on or walk over which I thought was very unsafe, especially for older individuals or children. The bath house closest to our campsite as well as the one behind the office left much to be desired and honestly I am unsure how the achieved such a high rating. For the majority of our stay they were quite dirty and the trash cans smelled like feces. Additionally they had quite a large number of damaged lights and fixtures. The showers were oddly pay showers and they did not work well and there was no hot water. I am unsure of the other restrooms as these were the only two we used. One of the breakers at our campsite failed during our stay and needed to be replaced but we have experienced that before, however when our sewer failed as well that was annoying. Being told that we could not dump for the remainder of our stay and would have to either use their dump station or pay for a pump out was rather upsetting. We complained to the owner and asked for a partial refund as we requested a full service campsite but she told that the sewer and non sewer campsites were the same price anyway so they would not issue a refund or even offer a free pump out for the inconvenience, she was quite rude as well. Our stay beyond these issues was sub-par at best. The free wifi they advertise is quite poor and did not work other than around 3am during the week and did not work at all on the weekend. The activities they had were decent for young children however the bingo for adults was cancelled and their dance was just appalling. We dealt with quite a large amount of noise at night even during their quiet times, which we complained about to no avail. There was copious amounts of alcohol consumption as well as the erratic driving of golf carts at high rates of speed, which was quite excessive even by camping standards. Quite a few young people and teenagers were drinking as well which we found concerning as they were doing it out in the open and no one seemed to care, even the owner and staff. The regular presence of town police driving around inside the campground, which we found somewhat disturbing, did not seem to quell this behavior. If we were to ever come here again it would be as a last resort and only for an overnight stopover. While the appeal score for their entrance area is fitting their restrooms, the facility overall, and the very poor customer relations as well as the amount of underage drinking and excessive noise was a complete turnoff for our family.
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Date of Stay: October, 2015
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I stayed overnight while traveling through in October. We stopped here a few years back one time as well in 2012 and I was satisfied with our previous stay so I decided to stay again and what a mistake that was. The site they gave me was unusually small, compared to other parks, I tried to get on for a while and maybe could have made it work, but would have had to jack knife the trailer in, and then there was the issue of an oddly placed sewer outlet that would prevent me from making back and forth corrections. I drove back around and asked for another one but when I asked I was refused. From just driving back around there were at least 2 or 3 dozen other larger vacant sites and when I brought that up I was told they needed the bigger sites for trailers bigger than mine if they come. When I told the boy in the office that I was going to leave and find another park, I was offered the overflow field for $20. It was next to their dumpster it had no hookups no picnic table and we couldn't even have a campfire. He was incredibly rude to us but my family was tired and after 6 hours on the road and an hour trying to get on the original site we just took it. Nothing for kids to do even though it was a Columbus Weekend. They advertised the last dance of the season and it was more like last call, not the place for our kids way too much drinking. Pay showers had no hot water. Dirty restrooms. Pay to play little game room with more than half the games broken. The playground looked nice but up close there was litter all over and broken beer bottles. Pond looks nice from aerial view in web photo, but is small and surrounded by seasonal sites which have the prime real estate. A small walk way in for others, but very little public space around that thing. Some campers told us the state closed it over the summer because the water was unsafe and people got sick going in it. From what we were able to overhear from the full timers up there they recently got rid of the kid who ran the office and did all the grounds work and cleaning. I guess it was the park manager or something, and that upset pretty much all of the people up there from what we could tell. If you're looking for a good overnight spot, save yourself the stress and go elsewhere.
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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River Dale was not one our better experiences. We stayed in the fall and it was very pretty but the campsites were average at best and ours was poor. Broken fire place and rotten and bent table. The baths looked decent but needed updates, a lot of peeling paint and broken lights and dispensers. The roads going there a very narrow and have low trees and the roads in the campground are very tight also. Like others we also dealt with rude staff. The employee who checked us in was one of the rudest we have ever experienced and shouldn't be working with people, because it was everyone she was dealing with before us as well. It's only saving grace to us was its location and that we were able to bring our dogs out of our motorhome, but still we wouldn't go here again.
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Date of Stay: May, 2016
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Access from I-80 is dicey at best. Small narrow road that is about 1 ½ mile long access from the interstate. Access to campground is by card reader only but they have a speaker system that you can speak to the office with when first time entry.

This campground advertises as being Big Rig Friendly but there only a very few sites that a big rig will fit in. Some campsites are pitifully covered with gravel that has just been poured on it and left there with little attempt being made to smooth and level it out.

The first one we tried to park in, that was assigned to us by the office, was so unlevel our rear wheels would have been off of the ground even with extra pads under the tires. We could not get level.
We looked around and found one we thought we could fit in which was a back in grassy site. Even then it was difficult to back in because of the narrow street but we were able to do it because there wasn't anyone across from us at the time.

Utility services easily accessible from the rig with the water being very hard. Verizon wireless accessible with a strong signal. Satellite access was iffy in this campground due to large trees. Large amount of permanent parked sites with most pleasantly set up and landscaped. Residents very friendly to transient's.

Downtown Guilford, CT was a nice daytrip with shops and restaurants. Waterfront area was nice with a view of Faulkner's Island. There is a state park close by with trails that we did not visit.
Restrooms clean and functional. Small laundry on site that we did not use.
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Directions

N-bnd: From Jct of I-95 & exit 62, N 0.1 mi on exit rd to Duckhole Rd, E 0.3 mi to River Rd, N 1.7 mi (L); or S-bnd: From Jct of I-95 & exit 62, W 25 ft on exit rd to Duckhole Rd, E 0.3 mi to River Rd, N 1.7 mi (L)