Portland Riverside Campground

(11 Reviews)

37 Riverview St., Portland, CT 06480

860-342-1911

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GPS: 41.5631, -72.6295

Portland Riverside Campground is located at 37 Riverview St., Portland, Connecticut 06480 with a total of 22 campsites. Some of the amenities you can enjoy there are Golf, Hiking, and more. Before your trip to Portland Riverside Campground, check out website at http://www.portlandriversidemarina.com/campground/index.htm or contact them through 860-342-1911 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

41.5631, -72.6295

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 41.5631, -72.6295

Amenities

Hookups 20 Amp water Partial Hookups
Recreation fishing marina water access
Site Amenities big rig picnic table
Facilities general store restrooms
Pets pets

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Overview of Portland Riverside Campground


Last Price Paid: $45

Reported by lepp227 on 10.07.2021

Longest RV Reported: 45 feet (Class A)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Number of Sites:

22

Open Seasonally:

May 15 - Oct. 31

Elevation:

0 ft / 0 m

Max Stay:

14

Reviews of Portland Riverside Campground

11 people have reviewed this location.


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  • Area Guides Avatar lepp227
    Hard to find in the dark but lovely

    Reviewed 7/10/2021

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 17

    Don't expect to see signs to guide you to the campground. We arrived at night. There are no signs to point where you need to go to find the campground since this is primarily a marina. Once we found it (turn right at the tree where you see the sign and follow the site of trees), it was lovely. It is right on the river, a fireplace and ...moreDon't expect to see signs to guide you to the campground. We arrived at night. There are no signs to point where you need to go to find the campground since this is primarily a marina. Once we found it (turn right at the tree where you see the sign and follow the site of trees), it was lovely. It is right on the river, a fireplace and very quiet. We did not visit the bathrooms since we are self-contained. I was a bit surprised it was only 30 amp but that might have been an oversight on my part. There is no privacy between RV's but it isn't bustling so that was not an issue for us.

  • Area Guides Avatar Vandelay
    Not a bad place to stay one night, but don't depend on shore power.

    Reviewed 25/8/2021

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    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 1

    This campground, adjacent to a marina, provides good views of the CT River, and had fire rings, picnic tables, and level concrete parking pads. Access is interesting, as you traverse a marina (watch out for a rough access road to the campground) to reach the horseshoe-shaped campground between the river and a marsh.Although the sites...moreThis campground, adjacent to a marina, provides good views of the CT River, and had fire rings, picnic tables, and level concrete parking pads. Access is interesting, as you traverse a marina (watch out for a rough access road to the campground) to reach the horseshoe-shaped campground between the river and a marsh.Although the sites provide shore power and water, our site didn't provide reliable 30 amp service. We also noted that other power plugs mounted on the pole were attached upside-down, which meant the outlet cover would collect rain. We opted to use our generator instead.There is no dump station at the campground, so keep that in mind, as well.With these caveats in mind, the campground is still a viable option for a single-night stop-over.

  • Area Guides Avatar Paigeanna
    Hard to find, minimal facilities for the price.

    Reviewed 10/11/2020

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    Nightly rate: $45

    We had made a reservation. When we arrived after dark at the marina to which the campground was attached, we couldn't find the campground and couldn't reach the host. After cruising through a fair-sized yard full of dry-docked boats a couple of times, we finally realized that a dark wooded area beyond the boats was the campground. I...moreWe had made a reservation. When we arrived after dark at the marina to which the campground was attached, we couldn't find the campground and couldn't reach the host. After cruising through a fair-sized yard full of dry-docked boats a couple of times, we finally realized that a dark wooded area beyond the boats was the campground. If you were in a completely self-contained RV, it might have been pleasant: very dark and quiet despite the big city location. But the only toilets were portapotties, and the bathhouse was a good 1/4 mile distant. We happened to meet the owner of the two side-by-side marinas who offered to let us park between a couple of boats near the bathhouse, but wasn't willing to negotiate on the price. We checked into a motel.

  • Area Guides Avatar Chapter 3 Travels
    Too many problems....

    Reviewed 18/1/2020

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    Nightly rate: $28

    Days stayed: 30

    While the people who run this campground are very friendly, the monthly rate is reasonable (especially for Connecticut which seems to specialize in overpriced campgrounds), and the location is pretty good, we had so many issues with the utilities, we can't recommend it for bigger RVs.The campground is located in the small town of P...moreWhile the people who run this campground are very friendly, the monthly rate is reasonable (especially for Connecticut which seems to specialize in overpriced campgrounds), and the location is pretty good, we had so many issues with the utilities, we can't recommend it for bigger RVs.The campground is located in the small town of Portland, Connecticut which is right near the larger town of Middletown. You can get anything you need within a few miles, and you are right near Route 9 and several interstates. Given the dearth of campgrounds in central Connecticut, the location is pretty good.Unfortunately, however, we had all kinds of issues with the utilities. We had consistently low voltage (which was only 30 amp to begin with) throughout our stay, which left us unable to use most of the big appliances in our home, our water pressure was irregular and sometimes non-existent, and the campground does not offer sewer hook-ups, nor a dump station. While the county waste facility is about a mile away and available on weekdays for free dumping, we would recommend folks go to the Middletown or Southington highway rest areas instead, as they offer more typical dumping facilities. This campground could be a very convenient option if they would invest in their infrastructure (If you read prior reviews, it seems they keep talking about doing it, but they never actually do it.) We got the sense that the campground was simply an afterthought to the more important marina. Unfortunately, for us, that means we won't be able to use it again. Not having reliable electric, water, or sewer is unworkable for us. And while the views of the water were nice, the campground was absolutely overrun with biting insects the entire time we were there. If they would invest in their infrastructure and spray for mosquitoes, it could be a great spot, but as it is, we won't be back.

  • Area Guides Avatar American Gypsy
    Information is power...only 15 amp service????

    Reviewed 25/8/2019

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    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 5

    Site number: 17

    We have a 40 ft MH and one of us works out of the MH. Our requirements may be different from other readers. We agree with most of what other reviewers wrote so no need to repeat. Beware that the sites have ONLY 15 amp service. If I knew that before arriving, I would have been better prepared with food that does not require running ...moreWe have a 40 ft MH and one of us works out of the MH. Our requirements may be different from other readers. We agree with most of what other reviewers wrote so no need to repeat. Beware that the sites have ONLY 15 amp service. If I knew that before arriving, I would have been better prepared with food that does not require running the generator each time (microwave and stove wouldn’t work without starting the generator). Also know, there are 2 porta-johns in the campground. The “bathhouse” is way back at the office. Two old, small, sink/toilet rooms and an equally old phone booth-sized stall shower. It’s so dark at night, I never used it. No sewer connection so conserving was a priority. That said, we were generally happy with the site despite the somewhat pothole-y trek through the boat yard to get back to the campground. Location was nice, spacious, with a nice view. We were supposed to stay 6 nights but had to leave a day early due to needed repair work. The office apologized for the power issue, said they were working on upgrading, and refunded us some money for our troubles (without us even asking). That’s good customer service. We will be back in the spring and hopefully their service will be upgraded by then.

  • Area Guides Avatar Lunalou
    Small campground within a boat yard

    Reviewed 18/7/2019

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    Nightly rate: $55

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 7

    I had trouble finding a campground off I 84 in NY and Conn. Portland CT is a cute town slightly off the beaten track. Great secondary highways back to I84 heading NE.Great site and quiet space. River nearby and beautiful sailboats. No WiFi but cell reception was good. Little bath/shower but adequate. Great stop over spot.

  • Area Guides Avatar sd
    Nice, quiet, hidden

    Reviewed 8/2/2019

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    Nightly rate: $35

    Days stayed: 2

    Stayed here for a couple of nights in Oct I believe for a wedding nearby. We were the only ones there so we had the place to ourselves. Super quiet and pretty spot on the river. No sewer hookups though, you have to go up the road to dump. Would definitely stay here again if passing through.

  • Area Guides Avatar Brian-n-Tamara
    Beautiful view

    Reviewed 21/9/2017

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    Nightly rate: $35

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 15

    We were close to the river and had a great view of the dock area.The drive thru the boat yard was a little weird but totally worth it.No dumping facility but the drive to the free dumping area was easy.A great place to relax and unwind

  • Area Guides Avatar Venerable Vagabond
    Nice place for a short stay if you're in the Central Connecticut area

    Reviewed 11/7/2017

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    Site number: 18

    We did an overnighter here on our way to Maine. It's a nice quiet little camping area. Only water and 20/30 amp hookups, though. The sights are spaciousand a few back right up to the river. Many mature trees offer shade and a rustic charm. We would stay here again.

  • Area Guides Avatar Juan
    Oasis in the middle of town

    Reviewed 12/8/2015

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 10

    This may not be a destination, but if you need a place to stay while commuting on I-84 I can't think of a better place. Quiet, beautiful and friendly. Campground is on the back side of a marina next to the river. They have water and electric, and will be getting a dumping station next year (2016). Sites are spacious, with concrete ...moreThis may not be a destination, but if you need a place to stay while commuting on I-84 I can't think of a better place. Quiet, beautiful and friendly. Campground is on the back side of a marina next to the river. They have water and electric, and will be getting a dumping station next year (2016). Sites are spacious, with concrete pads and nicely kept lawns for lounging. Not much to do around here except hang out by the river.Owners are very helpful and friendly.

  • Area Guides Avatar Ramblingfamily
    Good place if you need to be in Portland CT

    Reviewed 17/7/2015

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 8

    Site number: 18

    We stayed here eight nights while visiting family and friends in the area. The campground is on the backside of a marina. You would never know it was here unless you drive through the marina. Most of the sites have concrete pads, nice grass, water and electric. The catch is there is no dump station anywhere. They told me there was ...moreWe stayed here eight nights while visiting family and friends in the area. The campground is on the backside of a marina. You would never know it was here unless you drive through the marina. Most of the sites have concrete pads, nice grass, water and electric. The catch is there is no dump station anywhere. They told me there was a place under the bridge that would allow you to dump your tanks but we never found it. There is one shower and a his and her restroom. The store has mostly marina stuff to fix boats. We camped right next to the river and it was nice and quiet the whole time we were here. Although we had two cell bars calls kept dropping. This made work a little difficult.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 7 Users Last Reported 08/12/2015

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 2 Users Last Reported 07/11/2017

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