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Hammonasset Beach Campground

1. Hammonasset Beach Campground

Just across the Sound from the Hamptons, you can call your stay at these beach-front sites “glamping” even if you’re sleeping in a two-person nylon...

Nicole
Nicole: Pets are not allowed according to their website.
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Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground

2. Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground

Funwise, tubing or kayaking down Farmington River is sure to beat any amusement park! Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground is a central location for...

Macedonia Brook State Park Campground

3. Macedonia Brook State Park Campground

Do you prefer a wooded, meadow, or brook-side campsite? No need to make that tough decision before you arrive as Macedonia Brook State Park...

TJ
Tj: Beautiful campground. When it's not full many of the sites feel very private. Good hiking out of the park and an easy trek from...
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Black Rock State Park Campground

4. Black Rock State Park Campground

Less than an hour from New Haven and Hartford, the campgrounds at Black Rock State Park provide a densely wooded oasis from Connecticut city life,...

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Cedars Camp Area

5. Cedars Camp Area

One of four camp areas on the largest island of the Connecticut River, Cedars Camp Area is a spot to be coveted. After arriving by boat, you’re...

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Kettletown State Park Campground

6. Kettletown State Park Campground

A wise man once said, “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ” Kettletown State Park is that magic, folks. We found it. Situated on...

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Nipmuck Trail Campsite

7. Nipmuck Trail Campsite

Surrounded by the forested goodness that Connecticut boasts, you will be stoked to crash at Nipmuch Trail Campsite after a day of exploration....

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Devil's Hopyard Campground

8. Devil's Hopyard Campground

Locals debate whether this park is named for a beer-brewing evil spirit, or just a hop farmer named Dibble. Whatever you believe, we think everyone...

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Gillette Castle State Park Campground

9. Gillette Castle State Park Campground

Feel like a time traveler when you stay at Gillette Castle State Park Camp. While there are no moats, drawbridges or dragons (phew), you will be...

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Rocky Neck State Park Campground

10. Rocky Neck State Park Campground

Woods or no woods (or beach?), that’s the question. At Rocky Neck State Park Campground, there are over 150 sites in both wooded and open settings,...

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Nepaug Campsite

11. Nepaug Campsite

Need the perfect place to settle down for the night and rest your feet from that backpacking expedition of yours? Nepaug Campsite is the place to...

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Dawley Pond Shelter

12. Dawley Pond Shelter

A backpack campsite on the west side of Great Meadow Brook Pond, Dawley Pond Shelter is available year-round, except in severe weather conditions....

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Dry Reservoir Shelter

13. Dry Reservoir Shelter

Near the intersection of the Nehantic and Pachaug trails, Dry Reservoir Shelter is a year-round backpack campsite established along Blue Blazed...

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Housatonic, Cornwall Campsite

14. Housatonic, Cornwall Campsite

Located in a ruggedly beautiful woodland area, Housatonic campsite is waiting for you to come rest your weary back and aching feet for the night....

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Knowlton Brook Campsite

15. Knowlton Brook Campsite

Pack your gear and head out on Nipmuck Trail and you’ll stumble upon Knowlton Brook Campsite, the perfect place to bunk down for the night. This...

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Mohawk Campsite (2)

16. Mohawk Campsite (2)

The second Mohawk Trail backpacker shelter is tucked away in a wooded area just nearby Bunker Hill Road. There is a nice picnic spot for relaxing...

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Housatonic Meadows State Park Campground

17. Housatonic Meadows State Park Campground

Press pause from the hussle and bussle and nestle yourself beneath tall pines. Listen to the cold, clear two mile stretch of river as you find...

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Lake Waramaug Campground

18. Lake Waramaug Campground

Experience the stillness and beauty of Lake Waramaug as she captures the image of changing leaves on the surface. Sightseeing enthusiasts,...

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River Bend Campground

19. River Bend Campground

If a website that looks like it was designed in 1994 and a summer full of planned activities that probably were designed before that are your jam,...

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Wolf Den Campground

20. Wolf Den Campground

The Wolf Den Campground offers more sites than Mashamoquet Brook Campground, and also restrooms and showers (hey, it matters!). When you’re all...

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Mt. Misery Campground

21. Mt. Misery Campground

Does the thought of pond fishing make you wistful? Does the idea of being a short stroll away from Pachaug State Forest’s Rhododendron Sanctuary...

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General Lyons Campsite

22. General Lyons Campsite

Located on the Natchaug Trail, General Lyons Campsite is a backpack campsite named for Nathaniel Lyon, a Union general in the Civil War. The site...

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Breakneck Pond Campsite

23. Breakneck Pond Campsite

Explore the forested beauty that Nipmuck State Forest has to offer when you crash at Breakneck Pond campsite. Here, you can bask in the scenic...

Robin
Robin : Did this hike 8-8-15. No table, out house, or fire ring. This picture is not the pond. total hike is 9.5 mile loop with two...
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Hurricane Brook Campsite

24. Hurricane Brook Campsite

Surrounded by forested beauty, Hurricane Brook Shelter offers a bit of protection from the elements without taking away from the ruggedness right...

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Mohawk Campsite (1)

25. Mohawk Campsite (1)

Located at the northern part of Mohawk Trail, the first Mohawk campsite shelter is surrounded by forested beauty. With just enough coverage to...

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Hurd State Park Campground

26. Hurd State Park Campground

A river camp reserved for canoers and kayakers boating down the river, Hurd State Park Campground offers a couple of scenic viewpoints (Split Rock,...

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Hogback Camp Area

27. Hogback Camp Area

Pretty much the next best thing to that secret island in the Bahamas where you can swim with wild pigs, Hogback Camp Area is the smallest of four...

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Springledge Camp Area

28. Springledge Camp Area

The second smallest site on the island, Springledge Camp Area was created by the Connecticut State Parks crew to help visitors explore the nearby...

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Quarry Knob Camp Area

29. Quarry Knob Camp Area

The southernmost of four camp areas on an island, Quarry Knob Camp Area makes for a quiet retreat on the Connecticut River. Once you wash ashore...

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Circle C Campground

30. Circle C Campground

Circle C Campground is as classically Americana as its name suggests. A boat ramp, rental boats in case you forgot yours, and big ol' bass in...

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