Connecticut Campgrounds Open For Summer Vacations! - FairfieldMoms

Among the many changes to summer plans this summer are vacation plans! But with many of us feeling drained from juggling work with having our children at home, the need for a vacation has never been greater!

While many of us may not feel comfortable with staying in a hotel or renting a house for our getaway just yet, camping might just be the perfect option this year! Luckily, campgrounds in Connecticut are now open and taking reservations!  Thanks to our sister site, StamfordMoms, for sharing these campsites with us below!



Campgrounds opened for all campers on July 8 for camping in RV’s or tents. Camping cabins are not open.


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. Reservations for all state campgrounds are available online at Reserve America or by calling toll free 1-877-668-CAMP (2267).


Looking for the perfect campground in Connecticut for your family? Find some options below!


Parks with Camping Areas:

Black Rock
Route 6, Watertown, CT
78 wooded and open sites
Fishing, swimming
No pets, no alcohol allowed


Devil’s Hopyard
366 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT
21 wooded sites near scenic waterfall, stream fishing
No swimming, no petsHammonasset Beach
1288 Boston Post Road (Route 1), Madison, CT
558 open sites, salt water swimming & fishing
No pets


Hopeville Pond
929 Hopeville Road, Griswold, CT
80 wooded sites near pond, fishing, swimming
No pets


Housatonic Meadows
Route 7, Sharon, CT
61 sites in rustic setting near Housatonic River
No swimming, no pets, no alcohol allowed



1400 Georges Hill Road, Southbury, CT
61 partly wooded and open sites, fishing
No pets, no alcohol allowed


Lake Waramaug
30 Lake Waramaug Road, New Preston, CT
76 wooded and open sites overlooking lake, fishing, swimming.
No pets, no alcohol allowed


Macedonia Brook
159 Macedonia Brook Road, Kent, CT
51 sites in rustic setting, stream fishing, excellent hiking, no swimming
No pets, no alcohol allowed


Mashamoquet Brook
147 Wolf Den Drive, (Route 44), Pomfret, CT
Wolf Den Campground, 35 open sites, fishing, hiking, swimming nearby
No pets


Rocky Neck
244 West Main Street (Route 156), Niantic, CT
160 wooded and open sites, salt water fishing and swimming
No pets


Salt Rock
173 Scotland Road (Rte. 97), Baltic, CT
71 tent and recreational vehicle (RV) sites,  in-ground swimming pool, fishing allowed


Wolf Den



Forests with Camping Areas:


American Legion State Forest
West River Road, Pleasant Valley, CT
Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground
Fishing, 1 pet per site
No swimming


Pachaug State Forest
Voluntown, CT
Green Falls Campground
18 wooded sites, pond fishing, swimming, 1 pet per site
No alcohol allowed


Mt. Misery Campground
22 wooded sites, stream fishing, swimming nearby, 1 pet per site
No alcohol allowed


Horse Camping Areas

Designed exclusively for equestrian use for riders who can provide their own mounts.

Horse rentals are not available

Natchaug State Forest
Silvermine Horse Camp
15 wooded sites, pet permitted


Pachaug State Forest
Frog Hollow Horse Camp
18 semi-wooded sites, pet permitted

More information on each campground available here!


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