Campground Review Summary
- Name: Normandy Farms Camping Resort
- Dates of stay: May 22 – Jun 18, 2020 (4 weeks)
- Location: 72 West Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
- Type of campground: Private / Independent
- Cost: $52.89/night (monthly rate)
- Additional fees: none
- Stay limit: none – closed in winter
- Accepts mail / packages: yes
- Cell reception: ATT decent
- Website: ww.normandyfarms.com
- Pros: most amenities ever, huge campground
- Cons: none
This campground consistently appears on the “Best RV Resorts in America” lists, and for good reason. This enormous camping resort has literally every amenity that you might imagine — it’s just a shame that Covid prevented us from taking advantage of many of them.
Our assigned shaded gravel site was long, wide and level. It included a picnic table and fire ring. Although shade can be nice, it prevented us from connecting to satellite. We were able to get over the air channels, but mostly relied on the campground cable TV, which was more than adequate. Our full hookups worked perfectly — 50 amp, water, and sewer. The campground wifi was usable, as was our ATT mobile hotspot.
The amenity list is almost too long to share here: bike park, baseball diamond, tennis and basketball courts, shuffleboard, disc golf course, walking trails, multiple pools and hot tubs, rec centers, fishing pond, and the nicest dog park that I’ve EVER seen at a campground. If you don’t own an RV, you can rent a chalet, or a yurt, or a glamping tent complete with AC, beds and a grill. The place is simply enormous (we clocked 2 miles walking the perimeter) and has something for everyone. And it is absolutely beautiful and immaculately kept.
Normally, this would be my dream summer campground with scads of amenities and planned/organized activities. But …. Covid. When we first arrived, everything indoors was closed including the bath houses. Gradually during our stay a few amenities opened up including some of the bath houses (which are lovely), the snack bar (on weekends), and the pool with limited reservations. There were no organized activities. Occupancy was obviously down, although the place did fill up considerably more for the weekends. After we left, I believe they did start offering a limited slate of “socially distanced” activities.
[One side note — we just happened to be there when pine pollen released. The campground is one big pine forest, and when the pollen cut loose, it coated literally everything with a thick yellow/green dust for days. Everyone’s car looked green. Our bus turned green. I kept windows shut and AC on to prevent it from filtering inside. I’ve never seen anything like it.]
This is a wonderful campground, and a real value for the money. We’ve paid way more than $53/night for far fewer amenities. I wish we could have seen it fully operational – it would have been a blast.
Bottom Line: Lives up to its reputation as one of the best campgrounds in America.