Sodom Mountain Campground – Southwick, MA


Recently we headed for Massachusetts and a camping trip that included a day at Six Flags New England. Sodom Mountain Campground had a very impressive ad in a Massachusetts Campground Guide and they claimed to be the “closest camping destination to Six Flags”, so we made our reservations.

The campground is a bit out of the way and the route from Sodom Mountain to the theme park runs through several villages and involves a number of route changes. It took us about 20 minutes to actually get there. Not as close as we had hoped but not a problem.

When we arrived at Sodom Mountain Campground we were a little disappointed. Aesthetically, the park entrance and the grounds were not that appealing. Throughout the property there were areas where maintenance equipment was openly stored, unfinished earthwork and just a general lack of visual appeal. Having maintenance equipment available is understandable but it wouldn’t be that difficult to park a tractor behind a building and out of view.

The interior roads were gravel in fair shape and the sites were of equal quality. Our site was next to another occupied by a family with several noisy kids raised by parents who obviously never taught them manners. They in fact were occupying part of our site and showed no concern for moving once we set up camp. Rather than deal with it we simply picked up and moved to another site. Not a great way to start a weekend.

Sodom Mountain does have a good mix of amenities including a large pool, and plenty to do for kids. Scheduled activities include Texas Bar-B-Qs, clam bakes and pig roasts.

I do think though that if we ever decided to do the camping/theme park thing again, I’d look for another campground… even if it were a bit further away.



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