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2020 State Park Camping Areas

June 2020: 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.

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 8, or to cancel their reservation completely. On June 20, DEEP will re-open the campsite reservation system that will reflect a park-by-park revised campground capacity level for the remainder of the season. 

 

**Rustic cabin reservations include a processing fee and occupancy tax.

BLACK ROCK STATE PARK

The Black Rock State Park Campground will be open for the 2020 season from May 24th through September 1 (daily).  Walk-in seasons: April 10 - May 21, and September 6 - September 30 (daily).

DEVIL'S HOPYARD STATE PARK

The Devil's Hopyard Campground will be OPEN for the 2020 season from April 10 through October 11. 

  • 366 Hopyard Road, East Haddam
  • 21 wooded sites near scenic waterfall. Stream fishing, no swimming. No pets.
  • $14/night/campsite for CT residents.  There is a Processing Fee for reservations.
  • $24/night/campsite for non-CT residents.  There is a Processing Fee for reservations.
  • Campsite Reservations
  • Office (860) 526-2336
  • Campground Map:   Link to Campground Map
HAMMONASSET BEACH STATE PARK

The Hammonasset Beach State Park campground will be open for the 2020 season from May 22 through October 12th (daily). Walk-in seasons: May 15-21 and September 6 - October 11.

  • 1288 Boston Post Road (Route 1), Madison
  • William F. Miller Campground. 558 open sites. Concession, dumping station, bathrooms, showers. Salt water swimming and fishing. Inpidual fireplaces not provided. No pets.
  • $20/night/campsite for CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • $35/night/campsite w/electric & water hook-up for CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • $30/night/campsite for non-CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • $45/night/campsite w/electric & water hook-up for non-CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • Campsite Reservations
  • Campground Office (203) 245-1817
  • Park Office (203) 245-2785
  • Campground Map:  Link to Campground Map  

Cabins can be reserved by the week only (Sunday to Sunday). 

HOPEVILLE POND STATE PARK

The Hopeville Pond State Park Campground will be open for the 2020 season from May 22 through September 6 (daily).  Walk-in seasons: April 17-May 21 and September 6-October 11.

  • 929 Hopeville Road, Griswold
  • 80 wooded sites near pond. Dumping station, bathrooms, showers. Fishing, swimming. No pets.
  • $17/night/campsite for CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • $27/night/campsite for non-CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • Campsite Reservations
  • Campground Office (860) 376-0313
  • Park Office (860) 376-2920
  • $27/night/campsite w/electric & water hookup for CT residents.
  • $37/night/campsite w/electric & water hookup for non-CT residents
  • Campground Map:  Link to Campground Map

Cabin available for reservation. Minimum three nights:

HOUSATONIC MEADOWS STATE PARK

The Housatonic Meadows State Park Campground will be open for the 2020 season from May 22 through September 6 (daily).    

KETTLETOWN STATE PARK

The Kettletown State Park Campground will be open for the 2020 season from May 22 through September 6 (daily). 

LAKE WARAMAUG STATE PARK

The Lake Waramaug State Park Campground will be open for the 2020 season from May 22 through September 6 (daily). 

MACEDONIA BROOK STATE PARK

The Macedonia Brook State Park Campground will be open for the 2020 season from April 10 through September 6 (daily). Walk-in season: April 10-May 21 .

  • 159 Macedonia Brook Road, Kent
  • 51 sites in rustic setting. Stream fishing, excellent hiking, no swimming. No pets. Reservations accepted April 12 through Labor Day.
  • ALCOHOL PROHIBITED.  Please do not bring alcoholic beverages.
  • $14/night/campsite for CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • $24/night/campsite for non-CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • Campsite Reservations
  • Campground Office (860) 927-4100
  • Park Office (860) 927-3238
  • Campground Map:  Link to Campground Map
MASHAMOQUET BROOK STATE PARK

The Mashamoquet Brook State Park Campground will be open for the 2020 season from April 10th through September 6 (daily). Walk-in seasons: April 10-May 21 and September 6 -October 11 (daily). .

  • 147 Wolf Den Drive, (Route 44), Pomfret, CT
  • Wolf Den Campground, 35 open sites. Bathrooms, showers, dumping station. Fishing, hiking, swimming nearby. No pets.
  • Campground Map:  Link to Campground Map
  • 320 Mashamoquet Road, (Route 44) Pomfret, CT
  • Mashamoquet Brook Campground, 18 wooded sites. Composting toilets.  Dumping station fishing, hiking, and swimming nearby. No pets.
  • Campground Map:  Link to Campground Map
ROCKY NECK STATE PARK

The Rocky Neck State Park Campground will be open for the 2020 season from May 22 through September 6 (daily).  Walk-in season: May 15 - May 21, September 6-October 11.

Cabins can be reserved by the week only (Sunday to Sunday).

SALT ROCK CAMPGROUND

The Salt Rock State Park Campground will be open for the 2020 season, from May 22 through September 6 (daily). Walk-in seasons: May 15-May 21 and September 6 - October 11.

  • 173 Scotland Road (Rte. 97), Baltic, 06330
  • Exit 83 off I-395.  Go left, follow Rte. 97 through Baltic.  2 miles north on the left, just past Salt Rock Road.
  • 71 tent and recreational vehicle (RV) sites. Utilities to some sites, bathroom, dumping station, showers, in-ground swimming pool (opens mid June).
  • Fishing allowed.
  • Two pets/site permitted.
  • Nightly Rates for CT residents:
    • $33/night for a tent site
    • $37/night for a site with electricity and water
    • $40/night for a site with electricity, water, and sewer
      plus a Processing Fee
    • Rates for non-CT residents are $45, $48, and $52 per night plus a Processing Fee.
  • Extended Stay Rates for CT residents:
    • $222/ 7-night week tent sites
    • $249/ 7-night week with electric, and water
    • $270/ 7-night week with electric, water, and sewer 
      plus a Processing Fee
  • Extended Stay Rates for non-CT residents:

    • $300/ 7-night week tent sites
    • $330/ 7-night week with electric, and water
    • $352/ 7-night week with electric, water, and sewer 
      plus a Processing Fee
  • Campsite Reservations
  • (860) 822-0884
  • Campground Map:  Link to Campground Map


STATE FOREST CAMPING AREAS

AMERICAN LEGION STATE FOREST

The Austin Hawes Campground in American Legion State Forest will be open for the 2020 season from April 10 through October 11 (daily).          

  • West River Road, Pleasant Valley
  • Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground, midway between Pleasant Valley and Riverton on West River Road. 30 sites in pine woods. Dumping station, bathrooms, showers, fishing. No swimming. One pet/site permitted. 
  • The campground is located near State lands that are open to hunting hunting symbol
  • $17/night/campsite for CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • $27/night/campsite for non-CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • $50/night/Rustic Cabins for CT residents plus a Processing Fee**
  • $60/night/Rustic Cabins for non-residents plus a Processing Fee**
  • Campsite Reservations
  • Campground Office (860) 379-0922
  • Forest Headquarters (860) 379-2469
  • Campground Map:  Link to Campground Map
PACHAUG STATE FOREST

The Green Falls Campground in Pachaug State Forest will be open for the 2020 season, from April 10 through October 11 (daily).

  • Voluntown
  • Reservations are needed
  • ALCOHOL PROHIBITED.  Please do not bring alcoholic beverages. 
  • The campgrounds are located near State lands that are open to hunting hunting symbol
  • Two camping areas:
  • Green Falls Campground, off Route 138, 3 miles east of Voluntown. 18 wooded sites. Pond fishing, swimming. One pet/site permitted.

The Mount Misery Campground in Pachaug State Forest will be open for the 2020 season from April 10 through October 11 (daily). .   

  • Mt. Misery Campground, off route 49, north of Voluntown. 22 wooded sites. Stream fishing, swimming nearby. One pet/site permitted.
    • Reservations are needed
    • ALCOHOL PROHIBITED.  Please do not bring alcoholic beverages. 
    • $17/night/campsite for CT residents plus a Processing Fee
    • $27/night/campsite for non-CT residents  plus a Processing Fee
    • Forest Headquarters (860) 376-4075
    • Campground Map:  Link to Campground Map


HORSE CAMP AREAS

The following campgrounds have been designed exclusively for equestrian use. Open April 10, close on Thanksgiving. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Camping is offered for riders who can provide their own mounts.  Horse rentals are not available.

NATCHAUG STATE FOREST
  • 109 Kingsbury Road, Eastford
  • Silvermine Horse Camp. 15 wooded sites. Basic facilities only - campers are responsible for cleaning sites and carrying out all trash. Pet permitted. No fee.
  • The campground is located on State lands that are open to hunting hunting symbol
  • (860) 928-6121 (Mashamoquet Brook State Park Office)
 
PACHAUG STATE FOREST

The Equestrian Campground at Pachaug State Forest will be open for the 2020 season, from April 10 through October 11 (daily).

  • Voluntown
  • Frog Hollow Horse Camp. 18 semi-wooded sites. Pet permitted.
  • The campground is located on State lands that are open to hunting hunting symbol
  • $17/night/campsite for CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • $27/night/campsite for non-CT residents plus a Processing Fee
  • Campground Closes Columbus Day (10/12/2020) at Noon 
  • (860) 376-4075

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Content updated June 2020