Connecticut Camping, Nature March 24, 2016
These 10 Amazing Camping Spots In Connecticut Are An Absolute Must See
Camping certainly isn’t for everyone, but these locations might persuade even the most obstinate. They offer beautiful sights, safety, and family friendly activities. That means you should start planning your weekend away right now, because these are experiences that you won’t want to miss! Here are 10 spots that offer some of the best camping in Connecticut.
1. Hopeville Pond State Park (Jewett City)
This site is alcohol free, so not for adult only trips, but with fishing and swimming it's perfect for the kids. You get to sleep right on the shore!
2. Macedonia Brook State Park (Kent)
Here you can hike the Blue Trail across Cobble Mountain for views of the Taconic mountains. With 51 camping sites to choose from you don't have to worry about big crowds.
3. Pachaug State Forest (Voluntown)
One of my favorite woods, the Green Fall Area will have you right beside the water. At 24,000 acres, this is a hike lover's dream. Plus horses!
4. Hammonasset Beach State Park (Madison)
With 550 campsites, the hardest park will be deciding if you're there for the beach or the forest. Take a whole weekend and do both!
5. Kettletown State Park (Southbury)
The wooded camping settings are great, and being near the Housatonic River is a big plus.
6. Black Rock State Park (Watertown)
Explore the hills of the Western Highlands and enjoy the large open areas for field sports. Also, if you love trout, this is where you can go to get them!
7. West Thompson Lake Campground (North Grosvenor Dale)
Younger folks love this place because there is so much to do! Swim, fish, kayak, disc golf, hike, climb giant rocks, or even just visit the playground. It's practically a woods theme park.
8. Mashamoquet Brook State Park (Pomfret Center)
Home to Wolf's Den, this place is rich with history and some excellent stream fishing. You can also sign the kids up and dump them if you're so inclined.
9. Devil's Hopyard (East Haddam)
This place is perfect for birding. Definitely my choice for a lone trip or couple's day out. Grill yourself a burger and take it to the waterfall.
10. Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground (Barkhamsted)
Located in American Legion and Peoples State Forests, this snowmobiling site is also great for warmer days. For the more experienced hikers, there are a couple of challenging routes hidden here.
Are you planning to pitch a tent at any of these locations this year?