|Address:||204 Union St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA|
Jody Long Isley
Wompatuck State Park has the most poorly maintained campground Ive ever seen. The restroom/bathhouse situation is appalling. Upon arrival, the only working toilets were at the campground office restroom. This one "working" restroom at the office was dirty, and the ladies side was out of order when we departed. One of the bathhouses at the electric campground was locked, out of use completely. The toilets at the other campground bathhouses were out of order and had been replaced with stinky, dirty port-o-lets. The showers featured cold water typically, lukewarm water at best. The shower benches on the mens side were moldy. The bathhouses were not cleaned on a regular basis. Later in the week, the bathhouses and toilets were shut down completely for a day or two! It was really gross and unsanitary. It would have been nice to know beforehand that the electric was only 110, and no water hookup at the campsite. The entire park showed signs of deferred maintenance. On the plus side, our campsite itself was nice, level and shady--although littered with trash when we arrived. We liked the town of Hingham and Nantasket Beach near Hull. We used the Hingham to Boston ferry, plenty of parking at the ferry terminal, and the ferries ran on time. We planned to take the Red Line from Braintree but no parking available at the T station. The ferry was a fun and pleasant alternative.
Juiillet 2013 Bonjour, nous avons coucher à ce camping pour se rapprocher des Bruins. Les gens sont très accueillant. Les sites sont gigantesques. Parcontre, certain site ont beaucoup de boue. Les toilettes sont vieilles, elles ont besoin de réparation majeur. Le ménage des salles de bain est faite très vite... certain lavabo fonctionnait plus.. Leau est chaude et gratuite. Il ny a pas de glace, croustilles rien à laccueil, mais il y a un superbe Whole Foods a 7 minute du camping. Si vous avez une roulotte avec toute les commodités vous serez au paradis. Si vous avez une tente? bien bonne chance!! Residente de Gatineau, Canada
This place is the bees-knees of parks and is easily the best one on the south shore. There is an amazing amount of trails for walking and biking. I have never camped here, but some of the camping areas have electricity hookup, bathrooms and showers. There are some nice ponds here and a boat launch at the aaron river reservoir. Bird hunting is allowed in the wildlife management area. DONT DRINK THE WATER FROM MT. BLUE SPRING. With all the ordinance buried in the ground from when it was a ammunition depot, its not a good idea. You will contamination flags in fenced off areas. Supposedly the Army Corps of Engineers are to resolve the parks contamination problems. Old military buildings can be found on park property that were once used to assemble Depth charges, bombs, and rocket motors. If you visit the the Ballistite Grain Inhibiting Building near N22, N25, N28 you will likely walk into the middle of an airsoft game.
I live in Hingham and have enjoyed this park for the past 40 years. There are miles and miles of mountain biking trails ranging from paved paths to moderately technical single track. You can ride a 25 mile loop without riding on any of the same trails. The park has recently received significant upgrades from DCR including fresh pavement the length of Union street, new parking lot by the Visitor Center, new accessible entryway into the Visitor Center, removal of all old munitions depots and bunkers, a bike / hike path all the way to JJs in Cohasset from the Visitor Center, and a very involved Friends group which helps to build bridges, maintain trails, and sponsors other activity groups in the park. There is no public swimming but there is a large campground area. Great resource on the South Shore.
I am new to camping and state parks. Restrooms were clean. Sites were well marked and the map was easy to read. Staff very friendly and helpful. Sites are very close together. Great if you want to go with a group since sites are limited to 4 ppl per site. Its like you are actually all together. Can be awkward when you dont know the other ppl. Fire ring could have used some work. The stones were small and loose. I didnt get the sturdy feel I expect from a fire ring in a forest. We were here at the beginning of the season. If there were water sports or swimming options we didnt see them. The only open space to play was next to the restroom. People were friendly and my son had no trouble finding kids to play with.
This past weekend was my first camping experience, and my husband chose Wompatuck for us to try out. We had a fantastic time! The staff were really nice, and the bathroom/shower facilities were surprisingly clean. Each campsite had a grill and fire pit, which was great. There are beautiful trails for both biking and walking (some are really clearly marked, others are less clearly marked but still easy to follow) and a reservoir you can fish in. Nice and close to Boston, which makes it perfect for a quick weekend option. We will definitely be going back.
Camped here about ten years ago, passing through the area again didnt hesitate to stop again. What a huge surprise to find a whole new campground. Plenty of walking trails and competition off road bicycle track/trails. Shower stalls were small fiberglass units where at 52" I could not raise my arm up straight above my head. Stalls needed shower curtains cuz water sprays out into your dry dressing area. Bathrooms were very clean. Park is like a 3 mile bike ride to Ferry that can take you right to downtown Boston waterfront.
This is a tough one because the gentleman that checked us in was wonderful, and the park was nice. It was the office staff who handled reservations that lacked the skills to put the right phone number on their website. I was having an emergency and called 17 times. After the man at the park gave me the correct number, I finally made contact after the fact. The young man I spoke to said he would look into my situation, but never even wrote down my name. I had to ask him to. Nice park, but poorly managed and updated website.
A Private User
Beautiful park in the middle of Boston, but not really geared towards bigger rvs. The staff was great with local things to do, but not real knowledgable about rv/camping. We were fine "boon-docking" but the facilities (bathrooms/showers) were poorly maintained if at all - a real mess. This park has potential, but I would not go back until theyve cleaned things up. Roads and campsites were very narrow due to trees being over-grown and the bath houses probably havent been cleaned or sanitized in months...
Sites are good, wide and level. Only 20amp power. They overcharge out of state visitors. They have recently raised the out of state price and I think it is having an effect because a huge section of the place was empty, even though it is the middle of the summer. Almost everyone we see he is from Massachusetts and there is only a few of us from out of state. We would have stayed longer, but it is annoying they charge 50% more if you are from somewhere else.
Great family camping site with safety; the place is friendly. There is fresh air and paved roads where you can bike, and the restrooms are satisfactory with cold and hot shower and no charge.We stayed three nights and visited many places that were not far from here, such as nantasket beach and Boston. ( 35 minutes to Boston.)There are a few stores close to the park too, like Walmart or stop and shop.