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Sutton Falls Camping Area

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  • 90 Manchaug Road, West Sutton, MA 01590, USA
  • 508 865-3898


Email: postmaster@suttonfalls.com

Phone: 508 865-3898

Latitude/Longitude: 42.109973 , -71.780582

Total Sites: 95


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

From Rhode Island: Route 146 North to Central Turnpike Exit. Left at the stop sign. Go 4 miles to Blue Jay Restaurant at the 4 corners. Go straight through the intersection, continue for 1 mile. Take a left onto Manchaug Road. Campground is 4/5 of a mile on the right. bullet From Mass. Pike: Exit #10A Route 146 South to Central Turnpike Exit. Right at the stop sign. Go 4 miles to Blue Jay Restaurant at the 4 corners. Go straight through the intersection, continue for 1 mile. Take a left onto Manchaug Road. Campground is 4/5 of a mile on the right. bullet From Connecticut: 395 North to Exit 4A. Take Sutton Avenue 4 miles to Manchaug Road on right. Campground is 4/5 of a mile on the right.


Pet Policy

Keep your pets on a leash at all times bullet Don’t allow your pets to be noisy and bothersome to others bullet Never leave your pets alone bullet Don’t allow your pets on the beach or in the water bullet Always clean up after your pets bullet Proof of current license rabies vaccination required bullet NO VISITOR PETS ALLOWED



Weather

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Sunday 09/25/2016 0%
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Mainly sunny. High 63F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Monday 09/26/2016 0%
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Sunshine and some clouds. High around 65F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Tuesday 09/27/2016 100%
Rain
Cloudy with rain ending in the afternoon. High around 70F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 09/28/2016 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High around 70F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 09/29/2016 40%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High around 65F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.


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  • grumpah
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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Friendly Smokey Camping

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September 9, 2009

We camped at Sutton Falls with three other families during Labor Day weekend, 2009 in order to attend the Woodstock Agricultural Fair in nearby Woodstock, CT.

Upon arrival, our first impression was the pale of smoke that blanketed the campground. We were told not to bring our own wood because of concerns of an invasive beetle that destroys trees, so I thought it odd that there was so much smoke. What were they doing, GIVING firewood away? The answer lies later in this report.

The unique feature of this campground is the covered bridge that provides the only entry to the main part of the campground. Although it appears to be high enough to accommodate most rigs, one of the families we usually camp with (but not this time) had concerns that it would not clear their Class A motorhome. I did observe a couple of pretty high 5th wheels within the campground, so personally, I think they would be okay. The camp store is a post and beam constructed building, which you will appreciate if you are into those kinds of things. (Also check out the rough hewn joists on the ceiling in the playroom downstairs.) The covered bridge also spans a waterfall, which was just a trickle when we were there.

The sites we were assigned were very nice and on a cul-de-sac. While that limited our traffic somewhat, it also didn’t allow for much parking. One of our neighbors had some visitors, so it meant blocked in cars, etc. but it wasn’t an issue. We had both water and sewer on these sites, which was a nice convenience. The cinder block fireplace was not very aesthetic, and also immovable, which was a bit of a nuisance. The picnic tables were excellent and in good condition.

The pond the campground surrounds is very serene and it has a nice sandy beach and a raft for diving off of. The water was pretty clear at the time of our visit.

We were away at the fair most of the day on Saturday, so missed the free ice cream social and whatever entertainment they had on Saturday night. Sunday, they had games for the kids and a karaoke that ended at 9 PM. Since we were there on Sunday night, we decided to have a campfire.

They sell firewood by the wheelbarrow load at the camp store for $12 a load (since you can't bring your own). It looked like nice hardwood, so we hauled a load back to our site. After we finally got a fire going, we discovered the probable cause for all the smoke in the campground: the wood was not fully seasoned. It could have used a few more months lying in the sun. Fortunately, there was very little wind that night, so the considerable smoke went straight up. There was a full corn moon that weekend, which also added to the ambiance.

Something that struck us as different about the people (fellow campers) at this campground was that most of them were very friendly… I mean VERY friendly, almost to the point of telling you their whole life story. We found several people like that on this particular trip that gave us kind of a chuckle. They also wanted to help when we were setting up. We were a party of 8 adults, each with about 30 years of camping experience, so I’m sure we could figure it out. I know they meant well.

On the other hand, we are also noticing a gradual decline in common courtesy, with people cutting through our site on a regular basis and even depositing their trash in our garbage! Not just at this campground, but everywhere we camped this year. Not sure what is causing this, but I hope it’s not a trend.

So all in all, we had a very positive experience at Sutton Falls. The facility is well maintained, the infrastructure is strong and the staff was pleasant to deal with. For the size of the campground, it could use another bathroom/shower building. The bathrooms in place are also kinda cramped. About the only amenity that we would have liked to see was Wi-Fi, which we are finding more common everywhere we camp. Otherwise, a great place to camp (except if you have asthma or other breathing condition).

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