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Camping in Connecticut



About Connecticut Camping

Don’t discount this east-coast state because of its small stature. It may be New England’s second smallest state, but Connecticut’s 5,018 square miles are full of surprises, especially for outdoorists. From the forest to the shore there’s lots to explore – Connecticut offers 250-miles of Long Island Sound shoreline! This small but mighty state should be the next pin in your map, let’s go camping in Connecticut from the coast to the country!

If you’re looking for a truly outdoorsy experience, and a little taste of the Appalachian Trail, give backcountry camping in Connecticut a try and head to Sages Ravine. There are designated sites for campers to enjoy, and peak baggers will appreciate the ability to combine this camping trip with a trek to Connecticut’s tallest mountain, Bear Mountain. The climb up Bear Mountain isn’t terribly treacherous, or strenuous, but there is some scrambling involved to up the ante. The views from 2,323 ft. make the trek well worth it!

Not into backcountry camping? Camping in Connecticut can cater to the desires of just about any kind of camper – including those looking for an experience that brings back memories of summer camp. Club Getaway is the can’t-miss all-inclusive, all-things-fun, camp in Kent, Connecticut. Club Getaway’s ‘Camp For Adults’ (don’t worry, there’s one for families, too) offers everything from adrenaline pumping activities like rock climbing, SUP, and zip lining, to the more chilled-out vibes of yoga and massages, arts and crafts, and mixology classes, too. There are even flip cup competitions, and rounds of Cards Against Humanity.

Want a taste of that salty shore air? Head to the coast and camp at Rocky Neck State Park on the Long Island Sound in East Lyme, Connecticut. Be warned, though, this is a very popular spot. This 710-acre park offers half a mile of sandy shores, and a 5 month camping season from May to September—pro tip: heading out later in the season may make for smaller crowds. Also worth mentioning, you can’t camp on the beach, but you won’t be far from it!

From the country to the coast, camping in Connecticut offers a variety of opportunities for visitors to get outside and get exploring. With The Dyrt, you can be sure to find the best places to venture out whether you’re looking for an epic adventure or some outdoor R&R.

Recent Reviews In Connecticut

333 Reviews of 110 Connecticut Campgrounds

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2021

They try hard

This campground is undergoing a much needed upgrade. The sites are very small with limited grass. The staff is very friendly and tries hard to make it fun for the kids including icecream socials wagon rides and a coin hunt

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Month of VisitNovember
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Nice spot

Called on Sunday morning and reserved a spot for 2 nights. Was very helpful on the phone, though was not informed that on Sunday the office and store closes early at 3 but was still able to check in easy enough. Clean bath house and restrooms, quiet despite there being a pretty full park. Overall…

Month of VisitNovember
Hails L.
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Beautiful Site

We only stayed one night, as we are headed north on a road trip. But wow, this place is really beautiful. Some sites are close together, but it doesn't feel packed. The employees and owners also went out of the way to accommodate our late arrival which was very much appreciated. 10/10 recommend.…

Month of VisitNovember
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021

Poorly run and taken care of

While the buddy site was an okay size it is still a buddy site and best when traveling with another party. Fire ring was filled with the previous person’s garbage. Bathrooms were dirty and only cleaned after our 4th day there. Dog area had not been mowed in weeks and there were no bags in the…

Month of VisitNovember
Diane R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Great campground

Easy entry, long pull thrus. You will face your neighbor door to door but enough room between you don't feel invaded. Restrooms are clean and spacious. Showers are great. Whoever planned this campground is/was a camper. They have cabins, teepee and tent sites. This is attached to an amusement…

Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Great for kids

We just camped here for the first time over Columbus Day Weekend with a few other families. Great weekend to come - seasonal campers go all out decorating for Halloween. There are tons of activities for all ages: trick or treating one night, DJ/dance Saturday and Sunday, bingo/horseshoe/cornhole…

Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Not big rig friendly

Stayed one night....roads were narrow and steep and hard to maneuver bigger trailers and rigs.

Very wooded area, looked like mostly full timers living there.

Month of VisitNovember
Joel R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2021

Great camping near Mystic off I-95

This is a really nice family campground just a mile or so off I-95 in Clinton, CT. It is about 20 miles from Mystic and the historic seaport center. Most of the roads are paved, the sites are large and level, there are full hookups, and a dump station. There are a lot of seasonal residents, but…

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Jessica N.
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Pretty park, okay stay

Stayed one night at the end of the season. Park staff were very friendly and helpful. Stayed on an inner loop site at Heron and found it very difficult to back in my small trailer due to the alignment of the sites and other vehicles. Once we were parked and situated though, the site was fine.…

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Month of VisitNovember
Johnny W.
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Nice Campground

We went on a Wednesday for a 5 day 4 night trip with the family. At first there was a little confusion at the office of where I was supposed to be. The manager came up and they assigned me to a site next to the frog pond, but with our little kids I was t too keen on staying literally on the pond.…

Month of VisitOctober
Bobcat B.
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021


3rd time camping in a hurricane. Water was up to bottom stair. Great Campground, but, flies, of biblical proportions. Otherwise fun place.

Month of VisitSeptember
Bobcat B.
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Charlie Brown

Very neat and clean, open, and quiet. Firewood $5 a bundle, pumpout $25, water, electric, gray water hookup, $63.

Month of VisitNovember
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

On The Border

Mostly seasonal campers. Good for just spending the night. Price is good. Not many options this parr of the country

Month of VisitNovember
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

Decent campground

This is a very clean and well run campground. My problem is that we camped in what is called their Safari area. This area is right up against RT 95. I can see the vehicles going by on the highway through the roughly 30 yards of trees between our rig and the highway. The noise is loud, constant and…

Month of VisitNovember
Rebecca S.
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2021

The perfect spot on the perfect weekend

This is the best spot we've had all season. Beautiful view, peaceful and gorgeous

Month of VisitNovember

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