Nelson's Family Campground

71 Mott Hill Rd
East Hampton, CT 06424
(860) 267-5300

Open Apr 16 - Oct 14
Last Year's Rate
$56 to $67
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard   american express


Type (Campground)
Partial Handicap Access


Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Quantity
Tent Camping Allowed


Total Spaces (350)
Spaces Available (110)
Max Length (48)
Gravel Sites (40)
Grass Sites (55)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Dirt Sites (15)
Seasonal Sites
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (22)
Water (88)
Electric (88)
Max Amps (50)
Back-ins (28 x 48)
Fire Rings


WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi Hotspot
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Streaming
WiFi Hotspots (52)
4 Devices supported per Overnite Site
110 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Restroom and Showers
Restroom/Showers ($)
ATM Machine

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Rec Hall
Game Room

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Mountain Biking

Hunting Nearby (within 20 miles)

Season: Winter,Fall

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Nelson's Family Campground
Avg Rating 3.33out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (3) Reviews
4 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.


Reviews: 73
Helpful Reviews: 62
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2018
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Traveling in a 38 foot coach we stayed 9 nights in a site for big rigs, site G7. The Good.. If you desire privacy, request a site in an area (for example area G) with the full time residents as these sites are large and offer lots of privacy from your neighbor. The residents occupy most of the sites here so this is a very quiet park when summer ends. If you have a dog there is ample area to walk. The laundry facility is clean and equipped with modern washers and dryers. There's even a wall mounted TV to watch! The Bad... If the office gives you a site in the area with the overnighter's the sites offer no privacy and no shade trees. In the full-timer areas satellite reception is doubtful due to the amount of trees. Not sure about Satellite reception in the overnight sites, but there's certainly no immediate trees to interfere. We walked the entire park and noticed that almost every overnight site was not level, lacked gravel, and most were located on grass pads. The sites in our area (G) were also not level.all tires on the drivers-side of our coach were off the ground, plus it was a mud-pit because it lacked gravel. Big coaches need a gravel pad and this park lacks gravel on the pads. Definitely would be a big improvement if gravel was added to the sites. Is it that hard to put a little gravel down on the dirt? This park has a third party (FastWaveNetwork) that offers wifi.. but it's garbage. We paid $8 per-day for the streaming package. Half the time it didn't work, also couldn't view an entire show without it pausing 3 to 6 times. With our Wifi-Ranger there was no way to achieve direct line-of-sight to the source due to the amount of trees. The office did tell us the third party was having a problem with their equipment however NINE days is not acceptable. Don't know how streaming works in the overnight sites. Bottom-line if you're looking to stay at a quiet and clean park where you can sit outside and relax. go here. We enjoyed our stay, however because of the un-level sites, lack of gravel, and horrible wifi, we wouldn't stay here again.
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Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
We will not be returning to this campground because I requested a bathhouse near our campsite for my 80 year old parents. We ended up on top of a hill without any trees and nowhere near a bathhouse so I went to the office to ask for another site and they did not have any available. When I made reservations, I explained how important it was to be near the bathhouse for my dad. The staff was not friendly because when I asked for a cup for the soft serve ice cream she said they do not put it in a cup. I ended up putting my ice cream in a coffee cup near the coffee maker. One staff member was very hateful about making coffee for my husband. The only thing good about Nelson's "FAMILY" Campground is there was plenty of space between the campers.
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Reviews: 136
Helpful Reviews: 128
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This is a large campground with a mix of seasonal and nightly sites. We were in an open area of the campground with a back in site. We had 50 amp electric, water and grey water only sewer at the site. I had not encountered this before. It's a small pipe so you have to drain with a water hose. On the plus side they have lots of amenities, including a pool, so if you have kids they can keep busy. Service was good and there is an RV sales and service business on-site. The driveways are gravel and are in fairly good condition. Our site was grass with a picnic table and fire ring. On the negative side, there is WiFi but you must purchase it. We used it and it was quite good, $9.99 for three days. We were able to get a Passport America rate at $24.50 per night. AT&T 4G signal strength -114 dBm, moderate to weak.
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From Jct Rte 2 & Hwy 66, W 5 mi on Hwy 66 to N Main St, N 1.5 mi to Mott Hill Rd, N 0.6 mi (L); or N-bnd: From Jct I-91 & Hwy 66 (exit 18 in Meriden), E 20 mi on Hwy 66 to N Main St, N 1.5 mi to Mott Hill Rd, N 0.6 mi (L)

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