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Branch Brook Campground
435 Watertown Road
Thomaston, Connecticut
2008, 2013, and 2014

The entrance / exit road to the campground was shaped like a Y - All areas of the Y were narrow with only enough width for one RV at a time, but that's okay because the two top arms of the Y were one-way. The only part that was a 2-way area is the bottom part of the Y, so RVs must be careful at the point, but it is a short distance with good visibility. The turn from the road into the campground was a sharp turn that was a bit difficult.

Thomaston, Connecticut 06787

After paying $40 a night to camp here, the two RV Gypsies hooked up and read the campground rules. There's a lot of negative rules and EXTRA COSTS. But it was a decent campground. Besides, there are not a lot of campgrounds in the area.


Price of site is for 1 family. $5.00 EXTRA per night for adults, $2.00 EXTRA for children. "What constitutes a family?" Maybe they mean just a husband and wife - no kids ????

No Electric Grills or Electric Heaters. $2.50 EXTRA PER DAY to use your AIR CONDITIONING.

VISITORS: There was a $2 charge per adult and $1 charge per child for daily visits. Overnight costs were $5 per adult and $3 per child. This pertains to seasonal children and grandchildren. (The two RV Gypsies came here to visit relatives and wanted them to come to the campground just to see their RV, not to stay a long time; just to see what their RV looks like - so they were NOT happy with this cost, although it is understandable if outsiders come and use the pool) The pool was never open when the two RV Gypsies were here.

Washing vehicles WAS NOT permitted, which is standard at most campgrounds.

NO solid rugs outside that do not let the grass come through (an understandable rule). The site of the two RV Gypsies had mostly dirt which made it hard to keep the inside of the RV clean. If the two RV Gypsies were to eat at the outside picnic table, their feet would be in dirt. Luckily, the two RV Gypsies seldom eat outside in the campground.

The two RV Gypsies got a metered site in order to have 50 amp and full-hook-ups, which means they paid more money for using electricity. The 30 amp sites are not metered, but they pay a certain amount per day if they use air conditioners.

NO clotheslines, No outside refrigerators. No Loud Radio's (no objection on these rules).

Lots of other rules about children, fireplaces, pets, outside lights, conserving electricity, and more. Some good, some not so great. This was the most rules and EXTRA CHARGES the two RV Gypsies have experienced so far in a campground.

Many sites did NOT have cable TV and do not get TV reception then. (The two RV Gypsies did not know this in advance and that their our situation in 2008). In 2014, the two RV Gypsies paid the extra money for the cable TV box, and lots of TV stations came in well. However, it was a box that had to be hooked up to the TV, which is a bit of work. Most campgrounds just have cable that plugs into a box outside and is real fast and easy to do.

In 2014, the campground had Wi-Fi that had a code. It worked very fast most of the time.

Branch Brook Campground 2008
AWO - campsite & RV of the two RV Gypsies
AWO - campsite & RV of the two RV Gypsies

brook at Branch Brook Campground

brook at Branch Brook Campground
brook at Branch Brook Campground

The pool at Branch Brook Campground - no hot tub

Pool at Branch Brook Campground
Branch Brook Campground 2013 - nice fall foliage
tree across the street from the RV of the two RV Gypsies
fall foliage in Branch Brook Campground

The yard of the two RV Gypsies in their favorite site #43 at Branch Brook Campground in 2013. The yellow tree above was the view looking across the street from the front of their RV. Unfortunately, when the two RV Gypsies returned here in 2014, they were told that this site was now for permanent RVs only.

The yard of the two RV Gypsies in their favorite site #43
Lee Duquette enjoying Branch Brook Campground

Standing in front of the the two RV Gypsies' RV, the edge of the pool could be seen. Of course the pool was closed off-season.

the pool at Branch Brook Campground

After a full day on rain on October 7, 2013, the yard of the two RV Gypsies was full of fall leaves that fell from the tree.

the yard of the two RV Gypsies full of fall leaves
Branch Brook Campground 2014 - site number 1 - very nice
the yard of the two RV Gypsies in 2014
the yard of the two RV Gypsies in 2014

September 14, 2014 - Lee Duquette is never cold, but for some reason, he sat outside on a very cold day. The weather was unseasonably cold for this time of year.

the yard of the two RV Gypsies in 2014
Lee Duquette outside freezing
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