Hipcamp host Todd L.
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Our campsite is situated on a 1/2 acre wooded lot just 350 steps away from the Cove Road boat launch on beautiful Amston Lake. The lake is a pristine 188-acre retreat located in Lebanon and Hebron, CT. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, and sunbathing are all activities you can enjoy. Bring your own gear. There are no motor boats allowed so you can enjoy a
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Our campsite is situated on a 1/2 acre wooded lot just 350 steps away from the Cove Road boat launch on beautiful Amston Lake. The lake is a pristine 188-acre retreat located in Lebanon and Hebron, CT. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, and sunbathing are all activities you can enjoy. Bring your own gear. There are no motor boats allowed so you can enjoy all of those activities in a peaceful environment. Two beaches are located 1/2 or 1 mile away from the campsite with ample parking at both should you choose to drive. Our site is a wooded building lot in a residential lake community. This is not a wilderness camping experience, but a chance to access a private lake and all the activities in the surrounding area. Lebanon is a beautiful, rural community with several operating farms. Amston Lake is on the edge of the Airline Trail where you can enjoy hiking and biking for miles. The Connecticut casinos are about 30 minutes away. Outlet shopping is located at Foxwoods Casino or in Clinton and Westbrook. The CT and RI shore are 40-60 minutes away. New York and Boston are about 90 minutes away. We are close to so much, and yet you will feel like you are far away from it all. We hope you enjoy your stay!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
Have a question? Send Todd a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Amston Lake Gateway in Connecticut.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Wetlands

The vibe at Amston Lake Gateway

Places to see near Amston Lake Gateway

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Hipcamper Wessel
Wessel L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 12th, 2018

The mentioned wooded lot is in between private gardens from several houses around and opposite. It felt very weird/not private to camp there (although you are a bit hidden within the trees). Toilet and shower are 1/2 a mile away. I think you cannot consider that as a site with toilet. (But it is mentioned in the description to be fair). Exactly enough space for two small tents. If it's on your route and you are looking for a cheap spot it might suffice...

Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on September 5th, 2018

Thank you for writing a review of Amston Lake Gateway. As the name of the site suggests, we are all about The Lake! If you are looking for a camp site that is inexpensive and provides you with lake privileges, then we are a good choice. If you are looking for a wilderness camping experience, then we are not a good choice. Our site as the pictures and description reveal is situated in a rural lake community with houses abutting the lot. The lot is heavily wooded, but it is only a 1/2 acre lot. I hope you enjoyed your stay, and had the opportunity to take advantage of the lake community.

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa M.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2018

Being novice campers, this site was perfect for us. It might not be rural or private enough for people looking to really be in the woods. You can see houses around you on all sides. But the site is thickly wooded and my daughters and I felt very safe and just secluded enough. Having the hose and the extension cord hook up made the weekend run much smoother too. The lake is absolutely beautiful and peaceful and serene even on Labor Day weekend. And while the property is not right on the lake, the walk to the boat launch is very easy and quick. I was glad we brought along our wagon for easy float transport! The beaches are great and a very quick drive. This is a great site if you’re looking for an easy weekend getaway at a stunning lake!

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Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on May 8th, 2019

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the lake! The summer season is just around the corner and I hope you will come back to enjoy some float time!

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Hipcamper Kristin

A saturday night of camping

Kristin M.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

My husband and I had fun tent camping for a night at Todd's place. For us, this site was 20 min from our home which greatly added to it's appeal, since we didn't want a long trip. Todd's site is rustic and fairly secluded, although you can see other houses. There is a nice size campfire ring and small building which has citronella candles, chairs and other helpful items. There is also a water hose and electrical wire, way back in the woods, if you like water and need electrical hook up. A nice feature of this site is that it includes a beach pass to Amston Lake so you can go down and enjoy the beach area, which we did around sunset.

Hipcamper Mario
Mario M.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2019

Thanks it is an extraordinary place and has everything you need to have an unforgettable experience. I recommend it. especially at night, you can see the stars and hear the sound that different species of animals produce

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Hipcamper Molly
Molly H.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2019

Beautiful and cozy wooded campsite!
The space was just big enough to fit our pop-up camper and we were even able to hook up to water and electric.
The beach passes were nice to have, Amston Lake is peaceful and quiet.

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Hipcamper Mario M.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2019
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Property
Amston Lake Gateway
State
Connecticut
$40/night
1 Site
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