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Lake Waramaug State Park Campground

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2022

Quiet w/minimal amenities


Sites are HUGE.

Bathrooms, water, showers are close by.

You will almost always have a view of the water.

There is easy access to the swimming area.

The general area is rural and pretty.

Great brewery nearby.

Good spot for a week-day group to stay.


There is ONLY swimming and biking on a somewhat busy road, no playground.

The campground store is likely not going to be open so bring everything you need.

The staff are kind of a pain in the butt.

There are lots of skunks and squirrels that will get into EVERYTHING even in a bin.

Wouldn't even TRY to stay here on a weekend unless you like seeing/hearing your neighbors' every move as there is zero privacy.

Month of VisitJuly
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2020

Good for people with toddlers. Very boring with older children.

  1. Plan on bringing your own food and cooking. It is a 10 mile drive that takes about a half an hour to complete to get any take-out.

  2. The Snack Shack is only open on weekends and its future is in doubt as this year's owners said they don't plan to renew contract. Cash only at present.

  3. If you have your own paddleboard or canoe or kayak, this would be a good place to use them. If you don't there are very expensive rentals available on site.

  4. Ice is $2 a bag and firewood $5 a bundle. Cash only. Good quality.

  5. The camp office is only staffed until 5 pm!

  6. There is a really great (but very short .65 miles) hiking trail behind the campground and a cool big rock to climb on near the bathrooms further away from the office and a field that would be good for flying kites, model airplanes or drones behind the state park parking lot.

  7. It is possible to get a phone signal up at the "lookout" of the hike.

  8. Monday apparently is trash day in the area for all the homes around the lake. They start collecting very early and the sound really carries over the lake.

  9. Bring scooters or bikes for little kids to use within the camp.

  10. There is a lot of good hiking that can be done within a 20 min-1/2 hour 8-12 mile drive. A good one would be the Steep Rock Association's Macricostas Preserve, where you can hike up and see the sun set over the lake.

  11. The swimming area is an absolute joke, unless you are 18 months old, and then its probably perfect. (Extremely small, extremely shallow, and some sand to dig in.)

  12. You will not feel like you are getting out in nature. The lake area is very built up and all private, except for the nice promenade area of the state park campground, which is not at all rustic, but good for drinking coffee or reading by the lake.

  13. Every campsite has deep drainage ditches,  likely roots, and stumps as well, but not too much pine in the immediate vicinity to make a mess of your gear.

  14. The roads around the campground are very narrow with a lot of blind curves. Be careful and aware when driving, and I think cyclists are taking a gamble.

  15. Fair number of motorcyclists on a sunny Sunday afternoon, but they seemed fairly quiet and aware, so weren't bothersome.

  16. A car alarm at a nearby house went off, and didn't turn off until the battery died.

It was not at all what we expected, but we tried to make the best of it. We were disappointed. I don't even know why anyone would go to the regular state park at all. CT has much nicer ones with more to do.

Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2020

Great family campground loop

One of my favorite so far , went with family , to comply w covid and social distancing, the camp only rent your site and no one on your left or right or across ! Amazing ! If you like lakes and water sports , make sure you target this place . Great for kayaking, canoeing, water skiing and more ! People were fishing and swimming. You can’t tie any thing to trees , so no hammock tied to trees :( , bathrooms were clean , only 2 showers at the camp so you gotta wait your turn.scenery is breathtaking , mesmerizing and you forget yourself looking at the nature ! Have a great camping .

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Lake Waramaug State Park Campground is located in Connecticut

Detail location of campground


From New Milford: follow Route 202 to New Preston. Turn left onto Route 45. Take a left onto North Shore Road and follow the signs around the lake to the park. From Torrington/Litchfield: follow Route 118 to Litchfield. At the intersection of Routes 118 and 202 in Litchfield bear left onto Route 202. Follow Route 202 to New Preston. Take a right onto Route 45 and then a left onto North Shore Road. Continue around the lake to the park.


30 Lake Waramaug Rd
Kent, CT 06757


41.7090002 N
73.38400036 W

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