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Camping

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced that State Park and State Forest campgrounds will begin a phased opening on July 1st. At that time, campgrounds will open only for campers who have RVs with functioning bathroom and water systems. It is anticipated that campgrounds will open for all campers on July 8th. Campers who have reservations to camp for a period that ends on or before June 30th will have their reservations automatically cancelled, and full refunds will be issued. Camping cabins will not open at this time, and reservations will be cancelled with full refunds processed.

Walk-in campers will not be permitted for the 2020 season.  All campers must make reservations in advance of their stay.  Reservations must include the names of all campers.  Visitors to campsites will not be permitted, only registered campers will be permitted in the campground.

RV campers, who have a reservation which begins prior to July 1, and ends after July 1, will receive an email from Reserve America with instructions on how to retain that portion of their reservation that occurs on and after July 1st, or to cancel their reservation completely.
Tent campers who have a reservation which begins prior to July 8, and ends after July 8, will receive an email from Reserve America with instructions on how to retain that portion of their reservation that occurs on and after July 8st, or to cancel their reservation completely.

Pursuant to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7BBB, all travelers entering Connecticut from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average, are directed to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. The states that currently meet this threshold are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. This list will be continually updated as the situation develops across the country. Please review the Connecticut Travel Advisory webpage of Connecticut’s COVID-19 Response website for any updates to this list.

   

Reminder to CT Campers & Vacationers To Leave Firewood At Home

Connecticut offers campgrounds, including sites with rustic cabins
in thirteen state parks or forests.
Select a campground from the map or use the list below.

Reservations for all state campgrounds are available online at Reserve America or by calling toll free 1-877-668-CAMP (2267).
Natchaug State Forest Mashamoquet State Park Hopeville Pond State Park Pachaug State Forest Rocky Neck State Park Devil's Hopyard State Park Hammonasset State Park Kettletown State Park Black Rock State Park Lake Waramaug State Park Macedonia Brook State Park Housatonic Meadows State Park American Legion State Forest Salt Rock Campground

Connecticut Campground Locations

Parks with Camping Areas:
 
Forests with Camping Areas:
Horse Camping Areas:

 
Content last updated June 2020