Can you camp for free in Connecticut?

Hipcamp staff
A scenic view of Connecticut

In Connecticut, free camping options are limited. Most campgrounds and state parks charge fees for camping. However, there are a few primitive and dispersed camping options available in state forests, such as Pachaug State Forest and Nipmuck State Forest. Keep in mind that these sites usually have no facilities, and you may need to obtain a permit or follow specific regulations. It is always recommended to check with the local authorities for the latest information on free camping availability and regulations in Connecticut.