Hipcamp host Brendan W.,
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Our campground is part of our 12+ acre property, which is home to The Sandbox Indoor Beach Sports and Events Center. The property has very primitive camping areas out back, though we are currently developing them for better access and usability. Throwing a tent up in the grass out back near the woods is super simple, and RV or car camping within our parking lot is availabl

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Our campground is part of our 12+ acre property, which is home to The Sandbox Indoor Beach Sports and Events Center. The property has very primitive camping areas out back, though we are currently developing them for better access and usability. Throwing a tent up in the grass out back near the woods is super simple, and RV or car camping within our parking lot is available now!

Hiking and mountain biking trails are accessible directly from our property. A combination of state-owned and privately owned adjoining properties offer 1,000s of acres for you to explore and enjoy on foot or on your mountain bike.

And we are only a few minutes off of I-95. You'll be close to local beaches, downtown Mystic, a bunch of wineries or whatever floats your boat. It's a fantastically accessible and central location in southeastern Connecticut.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 12 meters allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Ask about slideout accommodation
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Brendan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Sandbox Campground in Connecticut.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Wetlands

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Hipcamper Shelby

Unique “mystical” spot!

Shelby B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 13th, 2022

So unique and a perfect location! It’s less than 10 minutes from both downtown Mystic and Olde Mystick. You’re not going to feel like you’re completely isolated out in the woods, (but that’s clear in the booking.) The campsites are super cute and easy to get to. They have nice fire pits and chairs with plenty of firewood. If you’re RV camping you’ll likely need to park in the parking lot, but you still have access to a fire pit. The host was super communicative and accommodating! My favorite part was a beautiful and unexpected hiking trail in the woods just off the property. We would love to come back and spend more time both here and exploring Mystic!

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 4th, 2022

Brendan has done an amazing job with this property! The business area is beautiful and sits at the front of the property, which gives privacy to the camping areas in the back woods. I stayed in Site 2, which was up at the back of the property on the ridge. I couldn't have asked for a better primitive site! There is plenty of space for a decent sized tent (I only had a 2 person tent), chairs and a cooking table, plus space to enjoy the firepit. I plan to be in that area more often and will absolutely book this site again!

Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 15th, 2022

Great campsite and an awesome host. The location was perfect as well. Very close to Mystic seaport. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Ryan

Great camping

Ryan P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 14th, 2022

It’s pretty cool over at the sandbox. It’s not your typical campground however it feels really nice when you’re there. Brendan was always able to help out if we needed it.

Hipcamper Dipan
Dipan V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 3rd, 2022

This space was so fun. No frills, straight to the point. The volleyball courts were a huge plus and tons of fun.

Hipcamper Frank

Exactly what we were looking for

Frank S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 27th, 2022

The site was perfect! Tucked away off a lovely little trail from the parking lot, it offers just enough seclusion to create the deep woods camping experience. Shower facilities are fantastic, and the hosts were phenomenal. Great resources to us, and have fantastic advice on where to launch our Kayak. Would definitely come back, thanks for a great weekend!

Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 6th, 2022

Beautiful spot with abundant land to explore and an attentive, friendly host. We will be back!

Hipcamper Javi

Quiet stay in the woods...

Javi M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 21st, 2021

If you're looking for an authentic and primitive camping experience look no further. This area is very wooded with three small areas set aside for campers. This is not a conventional camp ground where there dozens of other campers around though (and I'm glad because that's not what we were looking for). The host met us upon our arrival and welcomed us to the property. He was very polite and nonchalant. Overall, our experience was awesome - we had a great time here.

Hipcamper Michael

Perfect primitive host!

Michael V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 13th, 2021

If you're in Mass or RI and looking for a more primitive camping setup look no further. If what you're looking for walking into a forest and surviving a night or more with however much gear you want to take, or don't want to, this is a great place to try out.

We went here after a few rainy days and it rained during our stay so it made it more difficult but for what we were looking for it was perfect. Definitely somewhere to try. Brendan was very accommodating and made himself available for anything if need be.

Awards

Best of 2022 Connecticut
Finalist
Property
The Sandbox Campground
State
Connecticut
Country
United States
$60/night
2 Sites