Minuteman Campground – Littleton, MA
We’ve been waiting to give Minuteman Campground a try for quite a while. We got lucky. A last minute call paid off and we reserved a full hook-up pull-thru site for an August weekend.
Minuteman Campground is conveniently located on MA Route 2A, about 3 miles west of I-495 (exit 30) in Littleton, Massachusetts. The campground entrance is easy to spot. The bright green sign at the entrance (just past the Citgo station) welcomes you up a short drive to the campground office. Check-in was quick and the staff was friendly and accommodating. They also guide you right to your site.
The property is located entirely in a pine and mixed hardwood forest. If you’re looking for a cool respite from the summer’s heat, this is the place. It’s so wooded in fact that you’re sometimes unaware of a sunny day. Interior roads are gravel, somewhat narrow, and wind up and down moderate grades… larger rigs can navigate throughout the campground but it can get a little tight in some places.
This appears to the an older, well established campground. It’s clean, well maintained and most of the sites are comfortably large. There are several full hook-up pull-thru sites for larger rigs. Sites are fairly level, but you will need to work at it a bit when you set up.
I wouldn’t say that the facilities are squeaky clean, but they are more than acceptable. The restrooms and showers are reasonably maintained. Showers are free, and the water is always hot. The campground runs smoothly. While there were quite a few kids when we were there, it was still a quiet, peaceful stay. Pets are also allowed here and their owners were respectful of the rules and of other campers.
Minuteman Campground has a nice little campstore with a good selection of groceries, camping supplies and souvenirs. The store had an impressive selection of free VHS movie rentals with over 400 titles to choose from! There were a few DVD choices as well. If you are looking for some reading material they have free books for the taking or you can leave some you’ve read for other campers. They have a free modem hook-up in the recreation hall and plan on installing Wi-Fi throughout the campground in the future.
Amenities include a good size heated pool, a small children’s playground, paved half-court basketball, volleyball, horseshoe pits, and a rec room that includes 5 or 6 video games. Seasonal sites seem to be few and far between and, unlike most campgrounds we’ve visited, they are hard to spot because they don’t have the typical wood decks, painted stones and twirling windmills. They also have several one and two-room “Kamping Kabins” complete with a comfortable porch swing. Single room kabins sleep 4 while the double room kabins sleep 6. Kabins have both heat and air conditioning.
While we’ve been told that there’s a RV supply store and several fast food restaurants “just down the road”, we only saw one restaurant within walking distance. Also, there is a Dunkin Donuts shop located in a service station near the campground entrance, but that’s about it.
This campground is also a great location to base your exploration of the region. It’s convenient to Boston and Southern New Hampshire. A short drive away you’ll find horseback riding, a large mini golf course, bumper boats and a driving range.
Minuteman Campground is cozy, clean, quiet and reasonably priced. Good Sam and AAA members also get a 10% discount!