Kettletown State Park
Justin P.
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2022

Great activities but compact sites

I tented here while doing a river stream reconstruction project in southern Connecticut.

To start, access to the river was great, though no swimming was allowed because of an algae bloom. The shorter hiking trails in the area were really beautiful.

Site 32 and the upper loop was not great though. The sites were super close together and the boundary lines were unclear, so my neighbors ended up using my fire ring to secure their tent. The picnic table seemed to be shared between sites and had boards missing, so it was challenging to use when available.

Overall, folks seemed to be there in larger groups for celebrations so things were loud well past midnight, which was challenging given how close each site was. I realize this is very time specific but there was no management presence around quiet time, and this happened both evenings I was there, so I got the sense that quiet times didn’t really apply.

The location was great especially for folks closer to the major metro areas, but I’ll be looking elsewhere if I’m ever in the area again.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Facilities
  • Stream on the hike
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  • Field by the lake 360 view
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  • Sites 31 - 40 360 degree view
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  • Field area 360 video
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  • Site 32 detail
  • Dish cleaning station
  • Recycling and garbage
  • Sites 29 and 30 in the field camping section
  • Beach area view onto Lake Zoar
  • Shared picnic table
  • Bridge on the hiking trail
  • Boardwalk on the hiking trail
  • Campground map