Melville Ponds Campground & RV Park

181 Bradford Ave
Portsmouth, RI 02871
(401) 682-2424

Open Apr 15 - Nov 1
Last Year's Rate
$48 to $100

Facility

Type (Campground)
Partial Handicap Access

Policies

Age Restrictions May Apply
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Quantity
Pet Restriction on Breed
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (93)
Spaces Available (56)
Gravel Sites (56)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Full Hookups (56)
Max Amps (50)
Back-ins (25 x 45)
Fire Rings

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
56 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Storage
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Pond
Fishing
Horseshoes
Playground
Kayaking/Canoeing

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Melville Ponds Campground & RV Park
Avg Rating 3.25out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (4) Reviews
3 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
3 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.
2.5 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.

Patrick Kennedy

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2019
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We travelled here for a short stay over school vacation week in our 36 foot Class A. Site was good sized and there was plenty of space between each one. Site was fairly level and gravel. Water pressure was low and cable TV was not running. Was told repeatedly that it was being fixed, however that never happened. Store was open til 4 pm then it was a ghost town. Adjacent to a public park and some hiking trails that were somewhat sketchy. A work crew with large bobcat style excavation equipment came in around 3 pm and worked until 830 that night... could have done without that but at least we weren't right next to it Like the family from Dartmouth....felt bad for them. If you are looking for a no frills campground near Newport than this will do fine....not much for amenities or customer service though.
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JDC10

Reviews: 44
Helpful Reviews: 25
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2018
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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Traveling in a 38 foot coach we stayed 5 nights in a site for big rigs, site F13. The Good…. Big coaches need a gravel pad and we give this rv park 5-stars for the thick gravel pad. Each site has grass between and a nice brick pad with a fire pit. If you have a dog there is ample area to walk, plus a short walk down the lane is a great dog park. After 5 nights the dust on our coach was minimal compared to many other parks. The Bad…. Our site was not level (front tires were off the ground). If you desire privacy, request a site in the back of the park (sites are much roomier). Our satellite worked great at our site, however there are many trees in the back of the rv park so satellite reception would be questioned. On a side note: The office misled us in regard to their wifi. When we made our reservations we were told (both by phone and by email) that they have excellence wifi for checking email. WRONG! The entire time we were there only a couple times were we able to check our email (and that was after 11pm). Today we live in the age of wifi technology and there is nothing to stop this rv park from investing in doing wifi properly. For some users such as ourselves, wifi is an important feature and was one of the reasons for our stay here. We know enough not to count on a good signal over the weekends, but during the weekday there is no excuse. We even have the Wifi-Ranger on our roof with a direct-line-of-sight to their wifi source. There were no trees in the line-of-sight, and the distance wasn’t a factor. If you’re looking for a quiet and clean park where you can sit outside and relax… go here. We enjoyed our stay here, however because of their ‘dishonesty’ with the wifi strength we wouldn’t return.
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Joyce

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2018
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
I called Melville ponds ask if they had electric hookups for tent camping. Told them between our truck and utility trailer our vehicle was 30 ft long. They said yes I gave them my credit card number. Upon arrival Friday afternoon. The tent camp area was too small for our vehicle NO ELECTRICTY. We drove around found a better spot. The RV spots are really level covered with large 2 inch paving rocks. The spot we wanted wasn’t available, this one is. I ask how level is the grass? You can’t put a tent in our grass. We can’t put a tent on these rocks we can’t stake it down. A tent will ruin our grass. They refunded our money referred us to a place that didn’t take tents. It was 5:30 Friday night we had no place to go. We found a nice place in Massachusetts 5 miles away, bought gas spent tourism money there. I looked on melville ponds Facebook page one review was how much the dogs loved it . My tent will ruin grass but dog pee is good for it?. Won’t go back to Rhode Island.
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dalegabe

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Great place to stay
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N-bnd: From Jct of Hwys 138 & 114, N 4.5 mi on Hwy 114 to Stringham Rd, (Melville Marine) W 0.5 mi to Sullivan Rd, N 0.5 mi; or S-bnd: From Jct of Hwys 24 & 114, S 1.7 mi on Hwy 114 to Stringham Rd, W 0.5 mi to Sullivan Rd, N 0.5 (E)

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