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Camping near Shelter Island

The Shelter Island area offers everything from private outdoor hideaways to family-friendly campgrounds.

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Peconic River Campgrounds

16 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Calverton, NY
Grassy field. Natural woods. River accessible. We are located 30 minutes from Long Island, NY. Feel free to pitch your tent anywhere you like on the property. Choose the grassy meadow or the natural woods filled with trees. Have a campfire and enjoy nature. Bring fishing gear and cast away. Go for a relaxing walk on the 2,000 feet of walkable dikes right on the river. Bring your canoe or kayak and feel free to launch it right on site. If you're bringing an RV, we can accommodate vehicles up to 30 ft in length and the sites require levelling. There is a water hookup but no electrical hookup. Toilet & showers are available. Potable water available. Pet-friendly! Bring a bike and explore our dirt trails across the street. Or visit the man-made dam on Dam RD just 2 minutes down the road, where you can take a dip in the water. If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, look no further! It's serene, peaceful, and private. So come experience it for yourself! Nature awaits!
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The Hay House Farm

4 sites · Tents12 acres · Old Saybrook, CT
Welcome to our charming retreat in historic Old Saybrook, Connecticut! Nestled in one of the state's oldest towns, dating back to 1635, our property offers a truly unique and enriching experience. Situated at the confluence of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, Old Saybrook boasts a treasure trove of historical and cultural gems waiting to be explored. Our pet-friendly and family-friendly haven is designed to provide you with a sustainable and rejuvenating escape. Embracing eco-conscious living, we're proud to offer a composting toilet, ensuring your stay has a minimal environmental footprint. Please note that we encourage guests to adopt eco-friendly practices, as our property does not have potable water. Pack out your garbage and leave this exquisite haven as untouched as you found it, allowing future generations to appreciate it! For adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts, we're thrilled to announce that our retreat is conveniently located right by miles of well-marked hiking trails. Embark on an exploration of diverse terrains, from enchanting woodlands to breathtaking vistas. Prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Connecticut's outdoors. Experience the allure of Old Saybrook's rich history, indulge in delectable cuisine at unique local restaurants, and discover hidden treasures among eclectic shops. Whether you're seeking an unforgettable family getaway, a chance to unplug and unwind, or an eco-conscious adventure, our property is the perfect getaway for you.
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Humble Farm with Simplicity

5 sites · Lodging, Tents3 acres · Higganum, CT
Bring your family & friends to camp at our quiet and very modest small farm. Located in backwoods horse pastures with free range chickens, a dog, and a couple of horses. The property is very spread out and there is an outhouse for all sites to us. Your pets are welcome too! Locally there are state parks with beaches, and state forest for trails & lakes, hiking and biking. Or you can just relax and enjoy the serenity! Other attractions include local farmers markets, Gilette's Castle, and the famous River Ferry crossing the Connecticut River with a vehicle across to East Haddam. We cannot allow any wood for camp fires to be brought in form the outside for environmental reasons. It can be purchased for $12 per bundle. Farm Fresh eggs daily when available for $5.00 per 1/2 dozen. And there are also blocks of ice $5 for the large styrofoam cooler in grilling area next to horse trailer. Garbage removal is available as well $5 per bag provided.
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Blackburn Farm

1 site · RV21 acres · Groton, CT
Learn more about this land: Secluded wooded farm site near small barn that is home to our three sheep, two fainting goats, and chickens. Immediate access to miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. 2 miles from Mystic Drawbridge. Close to Mystic Seaport Museum and Mystic Aquarium.
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Enegren Farm

3 sites · RVs21 acres · East Hampton, CT
We are a small farm tucked away in suburban Connecticut, producing eggs, vegetables, apples, blueberries, and pumpkins! We are conveniently located near Hurd State Park, Devils Hopyard, Sunrise State Park, Salmon River, and the Connecticut River! We currently have two RV Campsites. One requires you to back into the space. It has 50 amp service and water. It is a paved space. The second is a convenient drive through set up. It currently only has a water hookup (No electricity). This space does provide more privacy as well. If you wish to tent camp, we have an open field you are welcome to do so in. We do you have a composting toilet; however, no other amenities.
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Saltmarsh Haven

1 site · LodgingOld Saybrook, CT
Acquired in the 1930s from our Sicilian grandparents, our property is a salt marsh waterfront and has retained its original unique character. We are a shabby beach chic 3 bedroom cottage (sleeps 6 comfortably) just down the street from three private beaches on the Long Island Sound. Great Hammock Beach is quiet and quaint in a tidal basin creating sandbars perfect for walking at low tide just off the dock! Enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, kiting, fishing, and viewing wildlife in our protected and preserved surroundings. Perfect for the outdoors type as we have no heat (except for space heaters). There is a large outdoor shower only which is open to the sky and perfect for star-gazing in the steam! Beautiful sunrises to the east of the marsh and breathtaking sunsets to the west over the Sound will make your stay magical and memorable forever!Learn more about this land:Charming beach cottage is comfortable and quaint surrounded by the salt marsh and Long Island Sound, thus called Great Hammock Beach. Awesome natural habitat for fishing, kiting, kayaking, paddle boarding, and communing with wildlife. Guests must bring own linens and paper goods. There is no indoor shower, however, our large outdoor shower is privately enclosed and makes for a unique bathing experience open to the sky and billions of stars! While there are a few blankets inside the house, please note there is no heat except for a couple space heaters. Perfect for the outdoors lover! Also, the owners live on the property at the small rear cottage at all times.
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Vineyard woods

1 site · Tent40 acres · Cutchogue, NY
40 acres of vineyard and old growth woods near peaceful Peconic Bay. Nearby activities include local wine tasting, cycling, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking (Laurel Lake), tennis (Jean Cochran park at Peconic Lane), and kayaking. Closest provisions from Handy Pantry on Main Rd & New Suffolk Ave, and the Cutchogue Diner.
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The Sandbox Campground

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Groton, CT
The Sandbox campground was born from The Sandbox Indoor Beach Sports and Events facility, which mainly focuses on providing year round beach volleyball. We bought the property in 2015 and opened the facility in 2019. As it happens, it's a 12+ acre lot surrounded by wetlands, hiking and biking trails ... there will never be another building built within view of our facility. We are surrounded by nature, and will be forever. So what a great opportunity to offer camping and access to all of the forests, woodlands, wetlands and trails around! And if you're up for it, come play some beach volleyball and meet new lifelong friends :)
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Yurt in the Hamptons

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Westhampton, NY
The Yurt Sanctuary is in Westhampton NY just 3 miles to the pristine beaches of The Hamptons on a private lot with private access to full yard. Total beach vibe here in the Hamptons -- sought out destination by surfers and fishermen worldwide. The Hamptons on the Southeast Coast of Long Island and home to many pristine beaches rated top ten in the world by Travel Magazine. Beach Vibe all the time! Performing Arts Center, Bakery, Farmer's Market, Restaurants and Shops on Main Street just a bike ride away. Gazebo bandshell host free summer art performances. RELAXED beach vibe! There's an Aquarium in nearby town of Riverhead, and a Splish Spash waterpark in Calvereton, and of course, there's the beaches! There's a Dakota Fire Pit, Compost toilet and hot water outdoor shower, propane gas BBQ BBQ Grill. The Yurt is 20' in diameter (314 sq. ft.), 11 ft. high to the dome, with 1 Queen and 1 Full size sofa beds comfortably sleeping 3. An Eco-friendly Yurt experience will connect you to Nature and give you the best chance to relax. No WiFi, No TV
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Water Forest Retreat

3 sites · Lodging100 acres · Norwich, CT
This property has been in my family for three generations. It is classic Connecticut with hills and streams and stone walls. The octagon is a private 122 ft.² that is electrified and heated. It has a full size bed, cabinet and table with chairs. It sits next to a brook on 100 acres of forest with a pond, small waterfall, marsh and 2 1/2 miles of hiking trails. There is a fire pit and outdoor dining area next to the octagon. Out house with composting toilet close to octagon. A great place to rejuvenate in the forest!
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Chestnut Hill Vineyard

8 sites · Tents25 acres · Hopkinton, RI
We are a agroforestry farm with animals orchards nursery crops and more. We have a beautiful stone carin on the property that is larger then most pickup trucks and most likely built by native Americans. We can hike out of our back yard down our neighbors driveway up the road a little bit and into a large preserve that has trails going in Connecticut and can be taken all the way up to New Hampshire. We have a few beautiful kayak and canoe friendly rivers by us that are mostly calm water with a few sets of small rapids. Ocean with 4x4 trails, shell fishing, sport fishing boats all within a reasonable distance. New port, Jamestown, block island all worth visiting.
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Organic Green Farm Retreat

4 sites · RVs, Tents33 acres · North Stonington, CT
Better Together CT Inc Farm and Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to re-integrating veterans and first responders through farming, fellowship and the arts. Through full community participation we offer programs for seniors and children as well. Our working farm produces Organically grown hemp and vegetables and offers a full line of products that are handcrafted with full spectrum CBD oil from hemp. Feel free to help us pick produce in the fields or rent paddleboards and explore The local spots. Our rescued therapeutic miniherd loves to have breakfast with our campers and enjoys therapeutic touch. Explore over 30 acres of hiking trails with nearby water access for fishing and swimming. This historic farm has been in the same family for generations and became a cornerstone of the Country Wellness Campus, the New England Center of Excellence for holistic medicine in 2018. Learn more about this land: Pitch a tent in the forest or field in preparation for a unforgettable retreat! This location is central to multiple activities but in itself offers 33 acres of trails, Stonewalls and native serpentine designs; trails on our property lead to beautiful Tipping Rock, a local historical landmark and meeting place in the 1700s. You can stream out back for fishing, and for wildlife galore. 5 minutes down the road, you will find Sacred Lantern Hill which will challenge your hiking skills. Minihorses rescued a year ago will melt your heart and teach you about yourself. Kids will have a lifetime of memories after exploring nature and learning about self sustainability. You may swim at the beach 15 minutes away or visit surrounding New England coastal towns such as Mystic. If interested in the sweat lodge, please check the calendar for availability. Enjoy a package of wellness services such as the Floatpod Sensory Deprivation Chamber, Infrared Sauna, Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, Halo Therapy, and Vitamin Infusions. Monday through Friday, we offer walk-in medical services by tele-medicine. Feel free to learn about farming hemp and organic vegetables with the team, and shop at the CWC Farm Store on the property for organic foods, CBD products and Native American Art. Enjoy the excellent restaurants located within walking distance or venture out to the casinos. Mohegan Sun Casino is 15 minutes by car and Foxwoods Casino is a 5 minute trip. Recharge your battery while supporting veteran programs through 501 (c)3 nonprofit Better Together CT Inc! 
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