Date Of Stay: May-September 2018
Site #: R33
Cost: $150 p/month (Workamper Agreement)
The KOA in Mystic is actually located in North Stonington about a mile off the interstate. It was an apple orchard many years ago. We came in from the south and there was limited signage which is strange for a KOA but our GPS took us there with no problem. Once you are on North Stonington Road there is a large KOA sign at the entrance.
As you pull in to KOA you will need to travel up a paved road and make a right towards the office to check in. You will pass a nice catch and release pond on both sides of the road but the one on the right is a little nicer as it has the picnic tables.
Pulling up to the office the propane filling station will be on your left side with shuffleboard and basketball courts on your right side. There used to be security gates at the entrance but they are not used anymore at least for the 5 months we were there.
Check-in is smooth as with most KOA’s and the store is fairly large and well stocked. The employees are friendly. The friendliest being Dana. The store carries grocery items, firewood, Rv items, t-shirts, and is where you can get the golf clubs and shuffleboard sticks.
Laundry Open 24 Hours
The pool, limited playground, giant slides, and mini golf course are all located behind the building. The bathrooms and laundry room are in the same building as the office. The laundry room as open 24hrs and also serves as the late check-in area.
The park is fairly well laid out. There is a set of rows as you enter the park on your right. These are the full hook-up pull through sites. They are rows A-D. A section called the ridge will be on your left. Half of the ridge sites are seasonal and the other half are full hook-up back in sites. There is also a row of deluxe cabins on the ridge.
After the D-row, there is a row of deluxe cabins. Then another set of rows. These are F-N rows. They are mostly water and electric pull through. Some have gray water drains. If you were to take a left past the row of cabins you would be heading to the 500 section and workamper row. That’s where we were. The 500 section has 2 rows of full hook up back in sites and one row of full hook up deluxe patio sites.
As you head toward the back of the park you will pass a wide open field. This is where some of the activities are held. There is also a dog park in the back. The last row on your left before you enter the wilderness section (the woods) is 3 more deluxe cabins and a row of seasonals.
You will now enter the wooded section. This was our favorite section. This is where you really feel like your camping. In this section, you will find deluxe tent sites, regular tent sites, and rustic cabins. This section is close to the rec hall building and remote bathrooms. The only downside to this section is the patches of poison ivy.
After heading through the wilderness section you come to the final area of this campground. It’s called the safari section. It is a wide open section consisting of a row of deluxe cabins and a bunch of water and electric sites. The water and electric sites can be used for either RV’s or tents. This section is very popular for large groups like family reunions. It is also the closest section to I-95 and some people in tents said the road noise was a little loud.
Although there are a lot of just water and electric sites only, there is a pump out service for an additional fee. Garbage is picked up at your site a couple of times per day. As with a lot of KOA’s they will deliver store items and firewood right to your site. This park holds activities but they are mostly on the weekends.
We workamped here throughout the summer. We really enjoyed this park as visitors but would never workamp here again. That’s another whole story. The park itself is beautiful, peaceful and near almost anything, you would need such as Walmart, Stop N Shop, and downtown Mystic. You are also close to the Rhode Island beaches and the ferries to Lond Island. The seasonal campers are extremely friendly and we loved chatting with all of them.
If you wanted a peaceful place to bring the family and do some exploring of the area, this is a great place.
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Big Rig Friendly9.5/10
Park Road Conditions9.0/10
- FHU 30 & 50 Amp Sites
- Big Rig Friendly
- Catch and Release Pond
- Game Room
- Propane Fills Available
- Banana Bike Rentals
- Clean Grounds
- Pet Friendly
- Good AT&T Signal
- Covered Pavilion
- WiFi Spotty
- Verizon Signal Spotty
- Security Gates Not Working
- Some Sites Get Road Noise From I-95
- Limited Activities During The Week