Melville Ponds Campground

(8 Reviews)

181 Bradford Ave., Portsmouth, RI 02871

401-682-2424

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GPS: 41.5855, -71.2754

Melville Ponds Campground is located at 181 Bradford Ave., Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871 with a total of 100 campsites. Before your trip to Melville Ponds Campground, check out website at http://www.melvillepondscampground.com/ or contact them through 401-682-2424 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

41.5855, -71.2754

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 41.5855, -71.2754

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Overview of Melville Ponds Campground


Last Price Paid: $85

Reported by SueTim on 07.15.2021

Longest RV Reported: 45 feet (Class A)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Monthly Rate:

Yes

Number of Sites:

100

Open Seasonally:

April - Nov.

Elevation:

131 ft / 39 m

Tent Camping:

Yes

Reviews of Melville Ponds Campground

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  • Area Guides Avatar SueTim
    Very quiet family campground

    Reviewed 15/7/2021

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    Nightly rate: $85

    Days stayed: 4

    Site number: 108

    We stayed here during the week - the place was quiet, well kept and filled with respectful families who followed quiet hours. We stayed in one of the better sites since it was shaded and semi private. We felt there was enough room to be comfortable and enjoyed our stay very much- the campground is very centrally located, close to the b...moreWe stayed here during the week - the place was quiet, well kept and filled with respectful families who followed quiet hours. We stayed in one of the better sites since it was shaded and semi private. We felt there was enough room to be comfortable and enjoyed our stay very much- the campground is very centrally located, close to the beach, Newport and the rail trail in Bristol. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Area Guides Avatar Mick & Karla
    Great location to explore the area

    Reviewed 11/10/2020

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    Nightly rate: $51

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 107

    We arrived following the website instructions and signage for our two nights stay. Our GPS wanted to have us turn on Bradbury by a school, which would have been fine too. The office was closed but our arrival package was in the check in box. We proceeded to FHU site 107, which we had chosen online. We had a tough back-in on the cor...moreWe arrived following the website instructions and signage for our two nights stay. Our GPS wanted to have us turn on Bradbury by a school, which would have been fine too. The office was closed but our arrival package was in the check in box. We proceeded to FHU site 107, which we had chosen online. We had a tough back-in on the corner. Thank goodness the site across the street was empty and we could pull into it and maneuver into our site. The site was just long enough for our 39’ fifth wheel. WiFi and Cable worked well. We got 3 bars on Verizon and 1 bar on AT&T. There were a lot of shade trees so doubtful we could have used our satellite. Melville pond was a nice campground (CG) with a state park type feel. The CG was in the city but you would not know it. There was a trail from the campground that led to community recreation trails and a nice-sized dog park just outside the CG. The CG has seasonal and plenty of short-term sites. If you are a tent camper they have separate area from the RV sites with very nice sites by a little stream. The CG also had propane and firewood for sale. Upon departure from site 107, we had to pull across the site into the road that leads to the tent camping and back out on to the main CG road in order to make the turn on the corner. Be careful chosing a site with anything over 40' in the treed area. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Area Guides Avatar Markanddawnandaflyingcloud
    Hidden Gem

    Reviewed 21/9/2020

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    Nightly rate: $51

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 211

    you are 15 mins north of Newport.....you are in middle of a wood park. Our campsite was very private and in a dense woods area. Great little park. Would definitively stay again. So you can be in the quiet or within 15 mins you can enjoy the marinas and beaches of Newport. Great location, great park.

  • Area Guides Avatar MAHarvey
    Good access to Mass. tourist areas

    Reviewed 29/8/2020

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    Nightly rate: $90

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: F11

    We stayed here last minute because of Mass. getting so strict. The price for the site is too steep for what is there. They are very flat but these sites are close together. For the price they should at least build a nice lattice partition so you aren't dining right next to the neighbors sewer hose. I've paid less and had wider site...moreWe stayed here last minute because of Mass. getting so strict. The price for the site is too steep for what is there. They are very flat but these sites are close together. For the price they should at least build a nice lattice partition so you aren't dining right next to the neighbors sewer hose. I've paid less and had wider sites.

  • Area Guides Avatar Ndeconte
    wonderful place!

    Reviewed 19/5/2020

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    Nightly rate: $51

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 209

    The campground, owners and occupants were great! The sites are small stone base and leveled, nice firepits and picnic tables at each.With the virus at the moment, they're only taking self contained units, but they are open!Give them a call!Just a short drive to Newport!I know we'll be back!

  • Area Guides Avatar Lynne
    Great campground for visiting Newport

    Reviewed 16/10/2019

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    Nightly rate: $48

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 105

    We were very happy with the customer service at Melville Ponds. We just couldn't get level at our first site (think it was #216). We stopped by the office and they found us another site right away, apologized, and came by later to make sure we were ok. What great customer service. The shower rooms are really nice and they are close...moreWe were very happy with the customer service at Melville Ponds. We just couldn't get level at our first site (think it was #216). We stopped by the office and they found us another site right away, apologized, and came by later to make sure we were ok. What great customer service. The shower rooms are really nice and they are close to a dog park. We drove into Newport to walk the Cliff Walk which is beautiful. We spent an afternoon at Newport Vineyard which was really fun.

  • Area Guides Avatar Adventures a day away
    Peaceful and quiet

    Reviewed 24/9/2018

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    Nightly rate: $47

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 214

    Campsite 214 is by far one of the best campsites we have had in a longtime. The camp hosts were super friendly and inviting. Our campsite was nestled in the back corner between trees. It was a quiet nights rest and felt as if we were the only ones in the park. The sites are level and fairly large. The bathhouse was clean and showers ha...moreCampsite 214 is by far one of the best campsites we have had in a longtime. The camp hosts were super friendly and inviting. Our campsite was nestled in the back corner between trees. It was a quiet nights rest and felt as if we were the only ones in the park. The sites are level and fairly large. The bathhouse was clean and showers had good pressure. We had shared with the camp hosts that we came from a KOA the night before and had a bad experience. To our surprise when we were setting up our trailer they had delivered a bundle of wood on the house and some magic color for the kids to enjoy their night. Those little touches will be remembered! Put this campground on your list for a true camping experience.

  • Area Guides Avatar Charlie & Jeanne
    Good base camp for local sights.

    Reviewed 23/7/2017

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    Nightly rate: $65

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 102

    I would give an excellent rating if there were a couple of activities to do on site . Site was level gravel, FHU's, good spacing. Trees too thick for satellite. Good location to base out of while exploring the area. Overpriced at $65 per night.

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Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 4 Users Last Reported 07/23/2017

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 5 Users Last Reported 09/24/2018

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