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Web site: Prospect Lake Park Campground
North Egremont, MA - 877-860-4PLP
Larry Krainson gave us this review on 06/02/05. Approx Dates of Stay: May 27-30, 2005.
What stood out? The campground borders a beautiful fresh water lake for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and small motor boating and fishing. The water is crystal clear and you can see all the way to the bottom everywhere. The lake is what drew us to the campground for recreational kayaking and fishing. There were tons of kids everywhere and all ages. Also, this campground is very dog friendly for well behaved dogs (ours was)... The store building and the cabins need to be repainted as the paint is peeling off the outside.
Owners and Staff: The owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. On more than one occasion, we asked for information and the info and help was provided instantly. IE: we forgot chocks for our new camper and they helped us park it and chock it.
Camp landscaping and surroundings: The landscaping is simple and nicely done. There are 2 beaches, one has a slide into the water. There is a small playground, pavillion, basketball & volleyball courts, canoe & kayak rentals, 3 docks, small boat launch area. There is a general store where you check in and can buy stuff. There are open fields and shaded sites and water view sites too.
Good/Bad sites: We were at site P9 which was the highest point at the campground. So with the quick changing New England Weather, we were cold up there much of the time. I would definetly not use that site again. It made starting a camp fire a real challenge for us. Campsite hookups: primitive tent, water, sewer, cable, Campsite Descriptions: sunny and open, wooded, large and spacious, somewhat small, close to the road, sandy bottom, grassy bottom, pine needle bottom, picnic table, fire ring, group camping area.
Seasonal Campers and Campsites: neat and orderly, friendly campers,
Clean restrooms and showers? no. Restrooms and showers need updating? yes. free showers. Are restrooms accessible from all sites? yes. Additional comments on restrooms and showers: As for bad, nothing really except the bathrooms/showers do need some updating and cleaning. My wife had to take a cold shower on Sunday morning which is unacceptable. But mine was hot.
lake, swimming, fishing, boating, boat rentals, docks or moorings, recreation hall, video games, pool table, live entertainment, bingo, playground, theme weekends, kids planned activities, camp store, ice cream, AM coffee, snack bar, pets allowed, dumping station, security gate. The lake is beautiful.
What is nearby? restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, nature trails. It's about a 5 mile drive to the nearest "big town" which is Great Barrington, MA. which offers shops, antiqueing, restaurants, and more. Also nearby are lots of hiking & nature trails, a waterfall, and NY is mere minute away.
Last comments: We plan to go back for another weekend this summer if the weather and our schedules co-operate. We can't wait to get the kayaks back onto the lake!
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