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State Parks and Forests Fees

Some facilities do not charge a parking fee and others charge only for weekends and holidays.  Facilities not listed here do not charge for parking or camping.

State Park Fees

State Forest Fees

 

Connecticut has launched the Passport to Parks Program. Residents are no longer required to pay a parking fee at CT State Parks and Forest recreation areas. Parking fees are required for out of state visitors until October 31, 2020 at 22 State Park and Forest Recreation Areas. 

Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks offer free parking.  There is a per person admission fee to visit the Dinosaur Exhibit Center, the Fort Trumbull Visitor Center or for touring the Castle.

Special Passes

  • The Charter Oak Pass provides access to the State Parks and Forests and is available free to Connecticut residents, 65 years of age or older.
  • The Heritage Passport provides convenient access to three unique parks: Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle.
  • The Veterans Pass provides access to the State Parks and Forests and is available free to Connecticut residents with a service connected disability.
  • Season passes allow unlimited vehicle access to any state park or recreation area that has a parking fee.

KEY:

  • R= CT Registered Vehicle Fee
  • NC= No Charge
  • NR= Out-of-State Registered Vehicle Fee
  • N/A= Not Applicable

State Park Fees

A - D
Park Name

Weekends/
Holidays

Weekdays Camping
Bigelow Hollow State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR

$6 NR after 4 pm

NC-R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Black Rock State Park and Campground

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R
$10.00 NR

Thurs & Fri 

$17/night CT residents

$27/night/non-CT residents

$50/night rustic cabins forresidents

$60/night rustic cabins fornon-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

 Bluff Point State Park

NC - R

$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

 N/A
Burr Pond State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Chatfield Hollow State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Devil's Hopyard State Park and Campground NC NC

$14/night CT residents

$24/night non-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

Dinosaur State Park

Age 13 and Over: $6

Ages 6-12: $2

Ages 5 and under: Free
Heritage Passport Information

N/A
E - H
Park Name Weekends/
Holidays
Weekdays Camping
Fort Trumbull State Park

Visitor Center and
Fort Tours Only:
Age 13 and Over: $6
Ages 6-12: $2

Ages 5 and under: Free
Heritage Passport Information

N/A
Gay City State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Gillette Castle State Park

Age 13 and Over: $6
Ages 6-12: $2

Ages 5 and under: Free
Heritage Passport Information

N/A
Hammonasset State Park and Campground

NC - R
$22.00 NR
$7 NR after 4 pm

NC - R
$15.00 NR
$7 NR after 4 pm

$20/$35/night CT residents
 
$30/$45/night non-CT residents
 
$70/night rustic cabin CT residents
 
$80/night rustic cabin non-CT residents

Plus Reservation Processing Fee
Harkness Memorial State Park NC - R

$15.00 NR

$7 NR after 4 pm

NC - R
$10.00 NR

$7 NR after 4 pm

Fridays Only

N/A
Hopeville Pond State Park and Campground

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

$17/nightCT residents

$27/night for non-CT residents

$50/night rustic cabins forresidents

$60/night rustic cabins fornon-CT residents
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

Housatonic Meadows State Park and Campground NC NC

$17/nightCT residents

$27/night non-CT residents

$50/night rustic cabins forresidents

$60/night rustic cabins fornon-CT residents
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

I - P

Park Name Weekends/
Holidays
Weekdays Camping
Indian Well State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR 

$6 NR after 4 pm

NC - R
$10.00 NR
$6 NR after 4 pm

N/A
Kent Falls State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR
Fees in effect until 4PM

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Kettletown State Park and Campground

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

$17/night CT residents

$27/night non-CT residents

$50/night rustic cabins forresidents

$60/night rustic cabins fornon-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

Lake Waramaug State Park and Campground

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

$17/night CT residents

$27/night non-CT residents

$50/night rustic cabins forresidents

$60/night rustic cabins fornon-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

Macedonia Brook State Park and Campground NC NC

$14/night CT residents

$24/night non-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

Mashamoquet Brook State Park and Campground NC NC

$14/night CT residents

$24/night non-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

Mount Tom State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A

Q - Z

Park Name Weekends/
Holidays
Weekdays Camping
Quaddick State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Rocky Neck State Park and Campground

NC - R
$22.00 NR

$7 NR after 4 pm

NC - R
$15.00 NR

$7 NR after 4 pm

$20/night CT residents

$30/night non-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

Salt Rock State Park Campground

NC

NC

$33/$37/$40/night CT residents

$45/$48/$52/night non-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

Selden Neck State Park NC NC $5 per person per night
(Primitive riverside camping)
Sherwood Island State Park

NC - R
$22.00 NR

$7 NR after 4 pm

NC - R
$15.00 NR

$7 NR after 4 pm

N/A
 Silver Sands State Park

NC - R

$22.00 NR

NC - R

$15.00 NR

 N/A
Sleeping Giant State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR

$6 NR after 4 pm

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Squantz Pond State Park

NC - R
$22.00 NR

$7 NR after 4 pm

NC - R
$15.00 NR

$7 NR after 4 pm

N/A
Stratton Brook State Park

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Wadsworth Falls State Park

NC- R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Wharton Brook State Park NC NC N/A

State Forest Fees

Park Name Weekends/
Holidays
Weekdays Camping
American Legion State Forest and Campground NC NC

$17/night CT residents

$27/night non-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee

Cockaponset State Forest-Pattaconk Recreation Area

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

N/A
Pachaug State Forest- Mt. Misery Campground NC NC

$14/night CT residents

$24/night non-CT residents

Pachaug State Forest- Green Falls Campground

NC

NC

$17/night CT residents

$27/night non-CT residents

People's State Forest and Campground

NC - R
$15.00 NR

NC - R

$10.00 NR

$17/night CT residents

$27/night non-CT residents
 
Plus Reservation Processing Fee


If you have questions or need additional information on Connecticut State Parks and Forests, please contact the State Parks Division by e-mail at deep.stateparks@ct.gov or by phone at 860-424-3200.

Content last updated September 2020