Places to Camp near Waterford, CT

Join the fun near Waterford. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Waterford is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Waterford, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Waterford, CT (117)

    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Neck State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Neck State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Neck State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Neck State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Neck State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Neck State Park Campground

    1.

    Rocky Neck State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    62 Photos
    167 Saves
    South Lyme, Connecticut

    Situated along the scenic Connecticut coastline making great camping near New Haven, Rocky Neck State Park is a is a small recreation area that features white sand beaches, salt marshes, and the rocky remnants of Ice Age glaciers. The park is located about 1 hour southeast of Hartford, near the town of East Lyme, with a view across the sound of Fishers Island, Gardiners Island, and Long Island. The park showcases several examples of ancient glacial terrain, including rock scouring and polishing, potholes and erratic boulders. In some places, the overlying sediment has been completely eroded away to reveal interesting outcrops of banded granitic gneiss.

    The campground at Rocky Neck offers 160 drive-in campsites for tent and RV campers. Visitors can choose from open, grassy sites and wooded, shady sites. Each site is equipped with picnic tables and fire rings, but RV hookups are not available. Sites can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 35 feet; some sites are tent-only. Water faucets, restrooms, and trash/recycling receptacles are located throughout the campground; a dump station is located near the campground entrance. Dogs are not permitted in this park. Camping is available from May through September; sites are $20–$30/night; reservations accepted.

    The main attraction at Rocky Neck is its wide, sandy beach, where visitors can lounge in the sun, or go for a dip in Long Island Sound. The park has several picnic areas for family and group gatherings, several miles of hiking trails for exploring the park’s salt marshes, waterways and natural features, and anglers can fish for saltwater bass, blackfish and flounder. Along the park’s western shore, the historic Ellie Mitchell Pavilion has concessions, and dining and lounging areas. The park also offers a variety of seasonal interpretive programs, guided hikes, wildlife viewing, and evening entertainment.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammonasset State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammonasset State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammonasset State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammonasset State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammonasset State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammonasset State Park Campground

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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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Trash

    $20 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mystic KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Mystic KOA
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    Mystic KOA

    22 Reviews
    65 Photos
    63 Saves
    North Stonington, Connecticut

    Set amidst century-old maples, quaint stone walls, and reproduction colonial architecture, this family resort provides the best Connecticut camping has to offer. Here the prevailing breeze is fresh, and the westerly views are of rolling wooded hills and magnificent sunsets.

    With modern facilities, the campground is beautifully situated on a hill among maple and apple trees. Most sites are pull-through, allowing for easy parking with additional areas offering everything from secluded tent sites to a three-acre field for groups.

    No RV? No problem! With our speciality accommodations, including Camping Cabins and Deluxe Cabins, you may not even feel like you're roughing it at all.

    Enjoy all the attractions in the greater Mystic Connecticut area, including Rhode Island beaches, Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mohegan Sun Resort Casino. Mystic KOA is also near to some of Connecticut's finest tourist attractions, including the Mystic Seaport Museum, Dinosaur Place and the Mystic Aquarium.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Niantic KOA
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    Niantic KOA

    10 Reviews
    24 Photos
    67 Saves
    South Lyme, Connecticut

    Welcome to Niantic KOA, a charming spot near Niantic, CT, that's perfect for a family getaway or a peaceful retreat. This campground is open from late April to early November, offering a variety of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even yurts and glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Visitors often mention how courteous and knowledgeable they are, making your stay even more enjoyable. The campground is well-maintained with clean grounds and plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Kids will love the mini-golf, bounce house, and tot lot, while adults can relax knowing there's a shuttle service to downtown and the nearby beaches.

    If you're into outdoor cooking, you'll appreciate the picnic tables and brick fire pits at each site. And don't worry about running out of supplies; there's an on-site market for your convenience. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those traveling in larger rigs, the campground is big-rig friendly, though it's always a good idea to call ahead to ensure your spot. Electric and water hookups are available, and there's a sanitary dump station for RVs. While there's no sewer hookup at the sites, a honey wagon service is offered once for free, with additional pumps available for a fee.

    The location is another big plus. It's close to I-95, making it an easy stopover if you're passing through, but far enough that you'll hear crickets and birds more than traffic. Plus, the proximity to hiking trails and the beach is a big hit among visitors.

    So, whether you're looking to explore the local area or just kick back and relax, Niantic KOA has got you covered. Enjoy your stay!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Odetah Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Odetah Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Odetah Camping Resort
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    Odetah Camping Resort

    11 Reviews
    19 Photos
    91 Saves
    Bozrah, Connecticut
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishermen’s Memorial State Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishermen’s Memorial State Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishermen’s Memorial State Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishermen’s Memorial State Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishermen’s Memorial State Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fishermen’s Memorial State Campground

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    Fishermen’s Memorial State Campground

    27 Reviews
    69 Photos
    252 Saves
    Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island

    Located on Point Judith Pond, Fishermen's Memorial State Park is a haven of water-based activities, including fishing, boating and kayaking. The park is adjacent to one of Rhode Island's most popular beaches, providing campers with a scenic and relaxing place to soak up the sun and enjoy the ocean. The park offers a range of camping options, including tent and RV sites, as well as cabins and cottages. Fishermen's Memorial State Park is located near many of Rhode Island's most popular attractions, including Newport's mansions and historic sites, and the beautiful Block Island. Visitors can also explore the nearby towns of Narragansett and South Kingstown, which offer a range of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Strawberry Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Strawberry Park
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    Strawberry Park

    11 Reviews
    6 Photos
    31 Saves
    Griswold, Connecticut

    Strawberry Park is a 160 acre campground nestled in the heart of southeastern Connecticut, in a region of lakes, streams and ocean beaches, conveniently located near all the major points of interest, and only 5 miles off I-395 or 15 miles from I-95. Strawberry Park offers a wide variety of campsites, ranging from open lawns, wooded and shaded sites, some close to the facilities, while others are more secluded.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Devil's Hopyard State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Devil's Hopyard State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Devil's Hopyard State Park Campground
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    Devil's Hopyard State Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    43 Photos
    46 Saves
    Salem, Connecticut

    The water at Devil's Hopyard State Park is unsafe for drinking. Please plan to bring your own water when camping or visiting the park.

    21 wooded sites near scenic waterfall. Stream fishing, no swimming. No pets.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $14 - $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Aces High RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Aces High RV Park
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    Aces High RV Park

    5 Reviews
    12 Photos
    30 Saves
    Montville, Connecticut
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $74 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Riverdale Farm Campsites
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    Riverdale Farm Campsites

    11 Reviews
    4 Photos
    47 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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Waterford, CT?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Waterford, CT is Rocky Neck State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 23 reviews.

What parks are near Waterford, CT?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 13 parks near Waterford, CT that allow camping, notably Hop Brook Lake and Westville Lake.