Review: Gateway to Cape Cod RV Campground, Rochester, MA (TT)

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A great RV Park home base for visits to Cape Cod and Plymouth, Gateway to Cape Cod is a quiet, wooded campground with dirt roads and dirt sites.  We stayed in September and if you’re lucky like we were, you could score a fabulous spot nestled among the trees and feel like there’s no-one else around! This is part of the Thousand Trails camping network, so we stayed (for free) as part of our camping membership.

 
Date of Stay: September 2015
 

Gateway to Cape Cod RV Park Location

The official address is: 90 Stevens Rd, Rochester, MA 02770.
 
We visited here on our way south from Maine and really liked the location. It is so close to Boston, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.  We loved catching a ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard for the day.
 
 
 
 
 
Our plan was to stay at least a week. But our stay was cut short because there was a major storm, predicted to come right through the area.  So we unfortunately needed to pack up and head to another Thousand Trails park in an area further from the storm.
 
 
As mentioned above, Gateway to Cape Cod RV Park is a part of the Thousand Trails network of campgrounds.  We spend a lot of time in Thousand trails parks because we save a ton with our membership.  Learn more about how our membership has literally saved us thousands of dollars by reading these posts.
 
 

Overview of Gateway to Cape Cod RV Park:

Gateway to Cape Cod RV Park is a medium sized park with just over 200 sites.  All of the campground was dirt, and some of it was a bit sandy.  Peak season, they discourage big rigs, because there are a number of sites that would not accommodate them.  But, when we visited this park, it was off-peak, and there were plenty of large level sites that could accommodate any size rig. Campground is very wooded and quiet.  The site we had at this campground was one of our favorite sites of all time (C64) with 270 degree views.
 
 

Pros:

  • Proximity to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Rhode Island, and Boston
  • Quiet campground
  • Good cell coverage
  • Nice nature trail
 

Cons:

  • Many sites are very uneven, or difficult to get in and out of.
  • Sandy dirt surface on roads and sites tracks into coach if not careful
  • Campground roads could use some improvements
  • Big rigs not recommended during peak season, but off peak likely OK, with care
 

WIFI and Mail 

We had solid LTE coverage here on Verizon and AT&T.  No issues for work.
 
We were able to receive a number of packages at this campground with no issue, despite our short stay.  However, it has been a while since we were there.  So we always recommend checking with the office before shipping something as the rules are subject to change.
 
 

Summary

Due to our short stay here, and arriving after peak season, we did not get to experience some of the park amenities, like the pool. But we definitely enjoyed our stay here, and would have gladly stayed longer were it not for a pending hurricane.  Though the campground in general could use some gravel for site and road improvements, we had one of the best sites of all time at this campground.
 
Staff were friendly and helpful, and there are some fantastic things to do and see a reasonable distance from this location.  We would love to come back here again, but would probably prefer to visit the same time of year that we did because we heard that it can be super busy during peak season, and being super busy would likely alter our experience of the park.
 
 
 

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