Places to Camp near Bridgeport, CT

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Bridgeport, CT has a lot to offer. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Bridgeport. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Bridgeport. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Bridgeport, CT (71)

    Camper-submitted photo from Wildwood State Park Campground
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    Wildwood State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    64 Photos
    200 Saves
    Wading River, New York

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    Wildwood State Park comprises 600 acres of undeveloped hardwood forest, terminating on the high bluff overlooking Long Island Sound. Swimmers can take advantage of the cool waters of the Sound, and picnickers can relax at shaded picnic tables as their children enjoy the nearby playground. Visitors can fish and use the hiking and cross-country ski trails, making this an enjoyable place to camp and be outdoors in any season. Geography: Wildwood State Park is located near Long Island Sound, on the north shore of Long Island, in Suffolk County. Recreation: Considered a flagship facility, visitors can enjoy the beach, biking, camper recreation programs, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and cross-country skiing. During July and August, movies are shown weekly, and once a week, campers can enjoy an evening of line or square dancing. Facilities: The park has 2 miles of beach on the Long Island sound for fishing and swimming. Each campsite has a picnic table, and dumping stations are nearby. There are 10 cottages, each with a fire ring, screened-in patio, and are available for rent through mid-November. The campground recycles newspaper and cardboard. Other amenities include food concessions, a nature trail, twelve miles of marked hiking trails, a picnic area, basketball courts, ball fields, a playground, and showers. Firewood is for sale at the park; bring your own barbecue or metal fire container.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
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    Hammonasset State Park Campground

    37 Reviews
    61 Photos
    272 Saves
    Clinton, Connecticut

    Hammonasset Beach State Park is the largest of Connecticut’s shoreline parks. Two-mile beach, facilities for swimming, camping (third weekend in May to Columbus Day), picnicking, saltwater fishing, scuba diving, hiking and boating; concessions. Nature center and interpretive programs. Bicycle rentals available through Labor Day, rates begin at $10 per hour and range up to $75 per week, with discounts for children. Helmets provided free to use and are mandatory for riders 15 and younger. Note: Lifeguards on duty on Wednesday through Sunday. Pricing: Weekdays: free for CT vehicles; $15/out-of-state $7 after 4:00 pm. Weekends and holidays: free for CT vehicles; $22/out-of-state $7 after 4:00 pm

    William F. Miller Campground. 558 open sites. Concession, dumping station, bathrooms, showers. Saltwater swimming and fishing. Individual fireplaces not provided. No pets.

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    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Trash

    $20 - $45 / night

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    Kettletown State Park Campground

    12 Reviews
    25 Photos
    149 Saves
    Stevenson, Connecticut

    Kettletown State Park Campground, nestled near Southbury, CT, is a great spot for a quick escape into nature. This campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, making it a versatile choice for different camping preferences. The season runs from May 26 to September 4, so plan your visit accordingly.

    One of the standout features here is the access to beautiful hiking trails. Whether you're looking for a short stroll or a more challenging hike, the trails offer stunning views and a chance to immerse yourself in the local flora and fauna. The park is also close to Southford Falls, where you can enjoy a picturesque hike and take in the waterfall views.

    For those who enjoy a bit of comfort, the campground provides electric hookups and drinking water. Fires are allowed, and firewood is available, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars. Just remember, no alcohol or pets are allowed, so plan accordingly.

    Visitors have noted that the sites can be a bit close together, so if you're looking for more space, consider reserving two sites. The campground is well-maintained, and staff patrols regularly to ensure safety and cleanliness. However, the bathhouse could use some updating, so keep that in mind if you're particular about facilities.

    Overall, Kettletown State Park Campground is a convenient and scenic getaway, especially for families and groups looking to enjoy the great outdoors without straying too far from civilization. Just be prepared for some noise if you're visiting during peak times, as it can get lively with larger groups celebrating.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Clarence Fahnestock State Park — Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Clarence Fahnestock State Park — Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Clarence Fahnestock State Park — Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clarence Fahnestock State Park — Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park

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    Clarence Fahnestock State Park — Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park

    34 Reviews
    121 Photos
    395 Saves
    Fishkill, New York

    This scenic campground, formed along the park's natural rock ridges, provides alcoves of privacy and tranquility for campers. Each of the 80 campsites has a picnic table and fire ring. Additionally there is an area for RV camping. Although there are no hookups available or dump station, restroom and shower facilities are centrally located to all RV and tent sites. Individuals, as well as larger camping groups, are welcome. The campground's nature center houses environmental displays and a variety of touch boxes. On weekends, park staff organizes hikes and craft activities. Movies are shown on Saturday evenings for the enjoyment of all campers.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

    9 Reviews
    54 Photos
    156 Saves
    Cross River, New York

    The 4,315-acre park makes Ward Pound Ridge Reservation the county’s largest park. With its varied terrain and landscapes and miles of wooded trails, the park provides a variety of activities in all seasons. There are areas for picnicking, lean-to camping, fishing and cross-country skiing.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $45 - $55 / night

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    Blydenburgh County Park

    10 Reviews
    29 Photos
    86 Saves
    Hauppauge, New York

    Welcome to Blydenburgh County Park, nestled near Smithtown, NY. This campground is a gem for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle without straying too far from home. Open all year round, it offers a mix of tent and RV sites, making it a versatile spot for different camping preferences.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake, perfect for fishing or just enjoying a peaceful rowboat ride. The hiking trails are a hit among visitors, offering a good mix of scenery and tranquility. If you're bringing your furry friend along, you'll be pleased to know that the park is dog-friendly, with plenty of space for them to roam.

    The campground is equipped with essential amenities like drinking water, electric and sewer hookups, showers, and toilets. Campfires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy evening under the stars. Just remember to bring your own firewood, as it's not available on-site.

    Visitors have noted that the park is family-friendly and well-maintained, with clean bathrooms and a friendly atmosphere. The sites are generally open and close to each other, which can be a plus if you're looking to socialize with fellow campers.

    For those with larger rigs, there are a few spots available, but be prepared for a bit of a rough ride due to some uneven roads. Despite this, many find the park's charm and natural beauty well worth the visit.

    So pack your gear, grab your fishing rod, and head over to Blydenburgh County Park for a relaxing getaway that's just a stone's throw from Smithtown.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Pond Campground — Harriman State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Pond Campground — Harriman State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Pond Campground — Harriman State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Pond Campground — Harriman State Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Pond Campground — Harriman State Park

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    Beaver Pond Campground — Harriman State Park

    36 Reviews
    147 Photos
    452 Saves
    Pomona, New York

    Beaver Pond offers campsites, some with a raised platform, for up to two tents and six persons per site; select sites can accommodate a trailer or RV up to 30 ft. long. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with flip top grill, and there are shared full-service bathrooms centrally located. Located in Harriman State Park and adjacent to Lake Welch, the campground offers convenient access to swimming beaches, hiking trails, and neighboring state park facilities. Visitors can experience the natural beauty of the Lower Hudson Valley, while having the ease of access to local shops, historic sites, and countless seasonal events.

    *Please be advised that there are no electrical hook ups for trailers at this campground.

    Alcohol is not permitted at Beaver Pond Campgrounds.

    No Pets Permitted.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $15 - $22 / night

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    Riverdale Farm Campsites

    11 Reviews
    4 Photos
    48 Saves
    Clinton, Connecticut

    Welcome to Riverdale Farm Campsites, nestled near Clinton, CT. This place is a solid choice for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of nature and convenience. Open from April 1 to November 1, it offers a variety of accommodations including tents, RVs, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Visitors often mention how accommodating they are, whether it's helping you find your site or making last-minute changes to your reservation without any hassle. The campground is also big rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger setup.

    The facilities are well-maintained, with clean showers and toilets. There's also a sanitary dump and sewer hookups available. If you're planning to stay connected, be aware that the Wi-Fi can be a bit spotty unless you opt for the premium access. But hey, you're here to unplug, right?

    For those who enjoy a bit of socializing, the campground offers activities like bingo, which has been a hit among families. There's also a playground for the kids and a swimming pond that's perfect for cooling off on a hot day. If you're into fishing, the river access is a nice bonus.

    The location is pretty sweet too. You're close to Hammonassett Beach, which is a great spot for a day trip. Plus, there are some good local restaurants nearby—don't forget to bring some Tupperware for leftovers!

    Overall, Riverdale Farm Campsites offers a great mix of relaxation and activities, making it a fantastic spot for families and solo campers alike. Just remember to pack your patience if you run into any minor inconveniences—it's all part of the camping experience!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Compounce Campground
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    Lake Compounce Campground

    11 Reviews
    4 Photos
    46 Saves
    Bristol, Connecticut

    Lake Compounce Campground is a one-of-a-kind family camping experience located steps away from Lake Compounce Family Theme & Water Park. Lake Compounce Campground provides one-bedroom cabins, two-bedroom cabins, cub huts, tipis, RV spaces, and tent sites. Plus, perks like discounted single-day admission to the park, themed weekends every weekend, family activities, and tons of amenities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Bridgeport, CT?

According to TheDyrt.com, Bridgeport, CT offers a wide range of camping options, with 71 campgrounds and RV parks near Bridgeport, CT and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

Which is the most popular campground near Bridgeport, CT?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Bridgeport, CT is Wildwood State Park Campground with a 4.2-star rating from 22 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Bridgeport, CT?

According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Bridgeport, CT.

What parks are near Bridgeport, CT?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 14 parks near Bridgeport, CT that allow camping, notably Hop Brook Lake and Northfield Brook Lake.