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Camping

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provides over 1400 campsites throughout the state for your outdoor enjoyment.

For reservation information please visit Reserve America or call them toll-free at 1-877-668-CAMP (2267).

American Legion State Forest, Barkhamsted
Black Rock State Park, Watertown
Devil’s Hopyard State Park, East Haddam
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
Hopeville Pond State Park, Griswold
Housatonic Meadows State Park, Sharon
Kettletown State Park, Southbury
Lake Waramaug State Park, Kent
Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent
Mashamoquet State Park, Pomfret
Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown
Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme
Salt Rock State Campground, Sprague

River Camping
Four public camps along the Connecticut River offer primitive, riverside sites with fireplaces and pit toilets for individuals traveling on the river. These river campsites are available from May 1 through September 30.  The length of stay is limited to one night.  Use of river campsites at River Highlands, Hurd and Gillette Castle State Parks are restricted to canoers and kayakers.

Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam
Hurd State Park, East Hampton
River Highlands State Park, Cromwell
Selden Neck State Park, Lyme

Horse Camping
The following campgrounds have been designed exclusively for equestrian use. It is anticipated that they will be open for the 2019 season from May 24th through September 1st (daily).  All sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Camping is offered for riders who can provide their own mounts.

Natchaug State Forest, Eastford
Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown

Youth Group Camping
Youth Group Camping areas are available to qualifying youth organizations. The group camp areas are generally away from main public use areas, giving group leaders maximum control over their group's camping experience.  This program is designed to encourage youths to learn about nature and the camping experience.

American Legion State Forest, Barkhamsted
Cockaponset State Forest, Haddam
Devil’s Hopyard State Park, East Haddam
Gay City State Park, Hebron
James L. Goodwin State Park, Hampton
Kettletown State Park, Southbury
Mashamoquet State Park, Pomfret
Mohawk Mountain State Forest, Cornwall
Naugatuck State Forest, Hamden
Nye-Holman State Forest, Tolland
Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown
Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted
Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding
Quaddick State Forest, Thompson
Shenipsit State Forest, Stafford
Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden
Tunxis State Forest, East Hartland