The best camping near Wildwood State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Wildwood State Park adventure.

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Camp and play on 600 acres of undeveloped forest overlooking the Long Island Sound.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Wildwood State Park

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Peconic River Campgrounds

20 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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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. This season we got a five burner propane grill for your grilling delight! 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 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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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 on this site or $10.00 here at farm. Farm Fresh eggs daily when available for $4.00 per 1/2 dozen. No bedding is provided for cabin or trailer sites. Garbage removal is available as well $5 per bag provided.
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Hartwoods

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Guilford, CT
Welcome to Hartwoods, where tranquility meets wilderness in the heart of North Guilford, Connecticut. Nestled amidst a serene wooded landscape, our property offers a unique and private getaway for those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For RV enthusiasts, we provide a convenient hookup for electricity and water, allowing you to enjoy modern comforts while surrounded by nature's beauty. While sewage facilities are not available on-site, our serene setting more than makes up for it. In addition to RV accommodations, we offer the option to rent a yurt and bathhouse separately, providing a cozy and secluded retreat for those seeking a more traditional camping experience. Nature lovers will delight in the abundance of outdoor activities available right on our doorstep. Explore miles of scenic trails for hiking and mountain biking in the nearby Genesee Trails, or take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil brook that meanders through our property. Despite our secluded location, we're conveniently close to downtown shoreline areas, allowing you to easily explore the charming shops, restaurants, and attractions of the region. There are signs at both entrances to the site; one is a Hipcamp sign at ground level on the left side of the road (going north) and one is "Hartwoods" with reflectors on a tree (also on left side of the road going north). There is also a sign at the actual site. Whether you're seeking adventure in the great outdoors or simply looking to unwind in a peaceful wooded environment, Hartwoods offers the perfect escape. Come and experience the beauty and serenity of our wilderness retreat in North Guilford, CT. We look forward to welcoming you. There is a cement block fire pit with grill available for outdoor cooking and enjoyment. Please be responsible and use proper fire extinguishing techniques, utilizing the provided water hose. Firewood is BYO. Any smoking paraphernalia must be disposed of in a responsible manner, as should be all trash. There are no bathroom facilities available. Please be aware that you will have to be self-contained, either in your RV or with a camp toilet. Thank you!
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Lincoln Kirstein

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Weston, CT
Private compound Close to Merritt Parkway and I95 1 hour from NYC Hidden off the main road 800 ft long single lane driveway Quite camp; peaceful with access to town center grocery and gas station 15-20 minutes to metro north train stations Flat parking for vans and small to medium size rvs Hiking trails and bike jumps on and right of the property 1-mile trail behind house to town center Beautiful birds chirping, wildlife, and nature You will love this spot
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Pegasus Farms LLC

9 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Terryville, CT
Hello and welcome we offer a private camping area that’s heavily wooded with some fields small pond lots of wildlife you can explore the property and enjoy good times and make memories we offer horse back lessons and we also do trail rides. We are tent camping only no power no water yet.. but we do have a spot to fill up your water tanks if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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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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Mickelberry Forest Gardens

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Newtown , CT
The meadow we occupy was once the farmers property that I grew up next to at my parents farm house.  When he wanted to sell his property he offered it to us for purchase at a fair price if we would not develop more than we needed to live here.  We maintained the meadow adjacent to our property and have kept it as an agricultural site.  We have had our son who is a permaculture expert develop an edible forest garden and a unique diversified small orchard so we can eat and share healthy organic fruits and vegetables while helping our environment and wildlife and educating others to do the same.  It is expensive to live in Newtown but we love our property.  We want to teach others to grow food from their land while helping to support us keeping our adjacent property agricultural and undeveloped.  Our property has provided many happy gatherings and events and we love to share it with others.  Let us know if there is anything special we can help provide for you.  Come visit Mickleberry!!!   Learn more about this land:Thank you to all the wonderful friends we have met through this amazing program.  We regret that our community at this time does now allow for "transient" renting of property and I unknowingly was operating outside of the zoning rules and regulations of our town.  Please continue to get outside and enjoy all the beautiful places and spaces this world has to offer and keep in touch.  We love you all!  Thank you for your support!   Bill and Amy Enjoy your stay next to our edible forest garden on the Edge of a beautiful meadow along side the orchard of berries, nuts  and fruit trees.  Various seasons will offer you an opportunity to pick your own breakfast in our maturing establishment.   You can enjoy exploring, and examining our 7 year permacultuire food forest with chestnut seedlings already tall enough to climb , 10-foot hazels bearing buckets of nuts and a different selection of raspberries, blackberries, gooseberry, currents, golden berries, service berries and Mulberries.      Enjoy a stroll   through the meadow trail to breath in  morning views and evening fireflies and stars.  This camp area is very private but household amenities are not far away if desired.  This site is much more private than Mickelberry Forest Garden Site and the beautiful mountain view is only a small step away.  One mile away we offer nearby blue mark trails, mountain biking, lake and outdoor activities are at your fingertips and your hosts will be happy to provide any assistance needed to find or enjoy these opportunities.  The Creamery (Ferris Acres) is one of the best farm ice cream shops in the East.  We can provide breakfast upon request from our free range chickens on our kiwi lined deck with beautiful mountain views.     Come and enjoy the croak of the bullfrog and the sound of the crickets.  We are new and growing our amenities so at this time check the overview for available amenities but you can guarantee we won't disappoint.  Come visit Mickelberry Forest Garden and The Meadow's Edge our newest most private site!!! 
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Pleasant Valley Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents45 acres · Colchester, CT
Colchester 670 old hartford rd a 45 Acre farm with 4500 ft of frontage on the airline trail. 2500 ft of frontage on Jeremy River. Very private. Lots of nature and wildlife. Large fields to camp in or camp by the river. The river will have to be accessed by foot from a cart path and would be tent camping only there. Gravel pit and quarry is strictly off limits. Do not enter that area or you will be asked to leave.
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Romantic Botanical Glamping

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Southbury, CT
A Spiritual Garden Retreat off the beaten path but close to civilization. Camping with botanical story book feel. Enjoy the pool. Walk through the gardens around the house. Pick the fresh vegetables and fruit when in season. Tour the town and local historic community. Enjoy local activities within minutes. Recline in the wooded gardens, go for a swim when in season, or head into town. Eat in or enjoy any number of fine foods from various ethnicities. Relax in the plush modern movie theater. Enjoy a local community theater production. Or get in your trills at Quassy Amusement Park. Hike or bike a multitude of trails and paths within minutes. Want to hear live local musicians or go to a concert, we have that too. Or maybe you prefer a museum or art show. Or maybe a winery, brewery or distillery is more to your taste, we have these within in 20 minutes or less from us. We also offer a night of farm to table (seasonal) smoked food such as turkey, beef, pork, fish, cheese and/or vegetables for $50 per person. Don't worry about the weather. Or guests repeatedly say is that even when it rains, it is still a great adventure as the sound of the rain on the tent is just soothing and relaxing. Joan and Chris have been together since 1996 and married since 2000. Joan runs two nonprofits related to psychological abuse and custodial interference as well as dabbles in the arts creating products from recycled and repurposed materials. Chris has been master carpenter and cabinet maker since the 1980’s. The two spend time keeping the grounds and gardens up and going out to dance. They love live music. The property is also the home to 3 cats and two dogs. While physical check out of the tent is 10am, you can stay until 6pm and enjoy the pool and wander the gardens and use the bathroom. Of course, it goes without saying, Please be considerate and clean up after yourselves. No smoking cigarettes or e-cigarette, vapes in the tent. If you need to bring a pet, they must be well-trained and not have an issue with cats or other dogs as we have 1 dog and 3 cats. Pets are NOT allowed to go to the bathroom on the lawn or in the gardens. They must either go in the woods or in the designated area for this. Please clean up after your pet if in the designated area. Ask us for how and where. We provide a wide range of amenities including first aid, bathroom and shower supplies. If you forget your tooth brush we usually have new extras around. Please bring bathing suits. We do have pool towels if you need them. If you need ice for our or your coolers, please purchase before hand. There are two supermarkets in town along with lots of other amenities in town. Please do not smoke in the tent as it sticks to the canvas. But you are welcome to smoke or vape outside of the tent. Parking on site. If there is something you need, please do not hesitate to ask. We are pretty reasonable about requests. If you would like breakfast or a smoked meal, please let us know as there is an additional fee for this.
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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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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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The best camping near Wildwood State Park guide

Overview

About

Located on a high bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound, this popular park offers an easy escape to nature, with scenic views and plenty of amenities. More than 300 campsites offer plenty of space for RVs, trailers, and tents, and 10 cottages ensure a comfortable stay. The park features two miles of beachfront, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, paddle boarding, and fishing. There are also miles of hiking trails, biking trails, and cross-country skiing trails among the rolling green valley and hardwood forest landscape, along with picnic areas, a playground, sports fields, food concessions, and a cooperative hunting area.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for amenities: The B loop of the Wildwood State Park Campground offers the closest access to the camp store, picnic areas, and sports fields and courts.
  • Best for large RVs: The T loop in the campground can fit RVs up to 50 feet long, and are for RVs and trailers only.
  • Best for comfort: Ten cottages offer space for two to six and include a full kitchen, living room, bathroom, and a screened porch.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance, and are required to camp. Plan to reserve a site as soon as you know your dates.
  2. If you’re planning to camp between mid May and October, reservations can be made the same day up to 3 pm.
  3. During peak season, cottages must be reserved for at least three nights.

When to go

The park is open year-round, while the campground is open from April to October. The park is busiest over the summer, especially on weekends. During July and August, movies are screened in the park every Wednesday and Saturday, along with weekly dances. The popular Fall Festival is held the first weekend of October. Hunting season runs from November to February.

Know before you go

  • Accessible facilities include several campsites, three cottages, the swim beach, playgrounds, showers, and food concessions.
  • Ticks and poison ivy can be an issue at the park. Pets are not allowed.
  • All campfires must be in metal containers above ground. Campers must bring their own or rent from the camp store, which also sells firewood. Don’t bring firewood from more than 50 miles away.
  • Hunting is allowed in season in certain areas of the park with a bow hunting permit.

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