Camping is fun. Camping with kids can be fun – if you pitch your tent at a campground that offers more than just a picnic table and a fire pit. We’ve rounded up a great list of family campgrounds that have bucketloads of activities planned for the kids and fantastic amenities like pools and miniature golf. These campgrounds have so much going on that they are like mini resorts where the entire family will have a blast! So let’s take a look at some of the best family campgrounds on the east coast.
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Chris Muras|April 10, 2023
What are some of the best campgrounds in Connecticut?
With 139 state parks in Connecticut, you have lots of options for camping. And that's just in the state parks. Here are some of the best campgrounds in Connecticut for an outdoor adventure:
Hopeville Pond State Park, Jewett City, CT: This lovely campground has 80 spots tucked away in a wooded setting. You'll have plenty of privacy for tent or RV camping. There is also a cabin for rent. The Blue Blaze Nehantic Trail takes you through scenic areas to eventually meet up with the Quinebaug Trail which will lead to the Green Falls Pond Area. The campground is alcohol-free, so it is a quiet family-camping area.
Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent, CT: This is another small quiet campground with about 51 sites. Enjoy hiking the Blue Trail across Cobble Mountain with stunning mountain views and scenic overlooks. As a smaller park, you can count on a relaxing camping experience away from crowds.
Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, CT: As the largest forest in Connecticut, there are over 27,000 acres to explore. There is plenty of hiking trails to wander and designated horse trails as well. Hike to the Green Falls Area for incredible water views of the Pachaug River.
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT: With 550 campsites to choose from, this is a big campground with plenty to see and do. Aside from wooded hiking trails, you also have two miles of beachfront on Long Island Sound. This is the state's largest shoreline park so it can get busy, but the views are amazing.