DEEP: Campground Reservation Service - CT State Parks and Forests

{Link to Reserve America} Campground Reservations
The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has a toll free telephone and on-line system to reserve campsites, including those with rustic cabins, at state park and forest campgrounds.
Reservations for all state campgrounds are available online at Reserve America or by calling toll free 1-877-668-CAMP (2267) during the following hours:
May 1 September 1
Monday - Wednesday: 8 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday - Friday: 8 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 12 pm.
Off Peak Season
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
Payment may be made by credit card, money order or travelers check when calling the toll free number or by credit card on-line. There is a $9.00 fee for making each reservation. A $9.00 fee will also apply for cancellations or reservation changes.
Reservations are accepted from 11 months to 1 day prior to the camping stay.  There is a two night minimum stay to reserve a site.
Reservations are not accepted at most campgrounds for dates prior to Memorial Day Weekend or from Labor Day through September 30, when campsites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent  - sites may be reserved from April 20 through September 4.
  • Devils Hopyard State Park in East Haddam - closed for the 2016 season.
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison - sites may be reserved from May 18 through Columbus Day.
  • American Legion State Forest in Pleasant Valley - sites may be reserved from April 21 through Labor Day.
Unreserved campsites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Campsites at Mt. Misery Campground -- Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown are offered on a first-come, first-served basis at all times.
Cancellations and Refunds
Reservations may be cancelled up to two days prior to the intended stay by contacting the Reserve America Call Center toll-free at 1-877-668-2267 or visiting  A $9.00 service charge will apply to each cancellation.  Campers will receive a full refund minus the service charge if they initiate a cancellation at least 7 days prior to their check-in date.  Cancellations made between 7 and 2 days prior to the check-in date will result in a refund of the original payment minus the charge for one night of camping and the service fee.  Refunds are not offered for cancellations initiated less than two days before the camping stay.

As with many recreational activities, weather conditions are an assumed risk that campers accept as a normal part of the outdoor experience.  Therefore, dissatisfaction for reasons of weather, site conditions, or other natural phenomena is not considered sufficient cause for granting a refund.  Refund requests related to other extenuating circumstances that occur just prior to, or during, a camp stay must be submitted in writing to the state park or forest campground where the campsite was rented.  The campground will verify registration and forward the request to the Department for review and consideration.

If you have questions or need additional information on Connecticut State Parks and Forests, please contact the State Parks Division by e-mail at or by phone at 860-424-3200.