Overnight RV parking is OK
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
The Good: Free, paved spots, friendly staff, 10 night renewable max stay, great shops and casino in walking distance. Only rules are do not dump at site and do not abandon RV. Security makes frequent rounds.
The Bad: most spots are on a slope. We left too much money in the casino. Lol
The Ugly: Nothing
Great experience. We felt very welcome. If you are sensitive to noise, almost everyone runs their generator at night and there were tailgating parties going on so you may wat to consider staying at a park that has rules regarding quiet hours. We had a blast. We loved it. So free to boondock how we want to boondock, if that makes sense?
great casino resort complex
parking on blacktop area near gas station at bottom of hill, clearly marked.
Near level spots, can be level with just small blocks.
Shuttle to casino if needed but it is only a short walk to Rainmaker casino.
Wide choice of about 17 food places, from snacks to find dining, including buffet.
High stakes Bingo played here also.
Foxwoods casino is an organization that has degenerated in recent years as have many East coast casinos. Foxwoods used to allow RV parking where the MGM towers were built a few years ago. This area was pretty decent, reasonably level and accessible. After that, they moved the RV parking to the Rainmaker area. You could find an area at the lower end of this lot that would be reasonably level. Then they (last year) took the lower end of this lot to put in an overpriced gas station (no diesel, no discount). Now the only area left is steeply inclined and not considerably roomy. The roomy issue doesn't seem to be much problem as most RV'ers have gone off to Mohegan Sun nowadays.
Inside, you will find substantial areas of the casino closed off, most notably the no-smoking area. Fewer patrons, so overcrowding is no problem. We found the pay tables pretty dismal on the VP machines. As always, the poker room is one of the best anywhere. Restaurants are pricey as are the gift shops. I paid $4.00 for a candy bar. Shouldn't be eating those things anyhow. Our feeling is some food quality issues have shown up, such as this is the worst Fudrucker's I have ever eaten at. California Pizza kitchen and Veranda are always top quality. So all in all, small motorhome or trailer, OK. Big rig, you won't get level. No hook ups. Sometimes there are some pretty dreadful rigs in their parking lot. It is free.
Decent, convenient stopover
We camped at Foxwoods in August 2012. RV parking is in the Rainmaker parking area. Finding it and getting to it is not hard. The area is of moderate size at best, especially when compared to nearby Mohegan Sun. We were at Foxwoods on a weekday and there was ample space to park; weekends might be more of a challenge. Most people seemed to favor parking along the perimeter; we had better luck getting level by parking crossways in the middle of the lot. Perimeter puts you next to grass and shade, so there *is* an attraction. There are decent grassy areas for dogs. There is a shuttle stop convenient to the entire parking lot. There is a garbage can at the bus stop.
We saw a couple of RVs in a second lot on the other side of the access road. I did not see signs for RV parking there, but it seemed to be okay. Can't say if it was better than the designated lot for any reason.
There was some construction going on at either end of the lot. The end nearest the casino was either building or improving an access road to the main road. At the far end it looked like a gas station being built. Earlier reviews talked about a noise problem, but we didn't notice.
There was no check-in. Posted signs said to call the security number to report in; when we did, they just asked how many nights we'd be staying. We told them we were just there overnight, and they said we were set. They did not ask about the RV, license number, nothing.
The lot has lights and security cameras. A shuttle ran the short distance to the casino about every ten minutes during the day and early evening. We saw a security car pass around once or twice. Comparing again to Mohegan Sun, it was not as much of an obvious security presence. Then again, at Mohegan Sun the RV parking is more distant from the casino. At Foxwoods you are less far away. It was only a 5 minute walk to the casino, or a short hop on the shuttles, which seemed to run frequently.
The casinos are huge! Lots of games and slots. Looked like there was something for everyone. If you're compulsive about seeing all there is to see, as we are, be prepared to do some walking. The MGM Hotel and Casino is farthest away from the RV side of the complex, and its a bit of a hike. All nicely maintained. Not as exotic a feel as Mohegan Sun; kind of like a themed shopping mall. If Mohegan Sun is Disneyworld, Foxwoods is Universal Studios.
Some nice dining and drinking options. We ate at David Burke Prime, where they have a $5 burger special during the day on weekdays. Way better burger than the Fuddruckers upstairs, and less money to boot!
With Mohegan Sun just down the road, which casino would I stay at? Depends. Mohegan Sun feels more like a destination to me; Foxwoods wins for convenience. Foxwoods felt better for gaming, Mohegan Sun gets some points with me for dining. They are both worthy stopovers.