DEEP: Camping - CT State Parks and Forests

ATTENTION: Hikers, Campers, Anglers and Hunters - Take precautions to protect against mosquito bites until the first hard frost. The CT DPH has reported the first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Connecticut this season (an adult resident of East Lyme).
So far, the EEE virus has been detected in mosquitoes in 12 towns (Chester, Haddam, Hampton, Groton, Killingworth, Ledyard, Madison, North Stonington, Plainfield, Shelton, Stonington, and Voluntown) Additionally, the CT State Veterinarian's Office has reported EEE in horses in 5 towns (Columbia, Colchester, Salem, Sterling, and Voluntown) and in pheasants (North Stonington). Other states throughout the Northeast are also experiencing an active season for EEE, including Massachusetts (with 8 human cases of EEE and 1 fatality) and one human case that resulted in a fatality in Rhode Island. (More info at
Residents are urged to minimize activity at dawn and dusk, wear long sleeves and pants, and use repellents when outside. For information on what can be done to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes and the latest mosquito test results and human infections, visit the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program website at
Connecticut offers campgrounds, including sites with rustic cabins
in thirteen state parks or forests.
Select a campground from the map or use the list below.

Reservations for all state campgrounds are available online at Reserve America or by calling toll free 1-877-668-CAMP (2267).
Natchaug State ForestMashamoquet State ParkHopeville Pond State ParkPachaug State ForestRocky Neck State ParkDevil's Hopyard State ParkHammonasset State ParkKettletown State ParkBlack Rock State ParkLake Waramaug State ParkMacedonia Brook State ParkHousatonic Meadows State ParkAmerican Legion State ForestSalt Rock Campground {Connecticut Campground Locations}
Parks with Camping Areas:
Black Rock  |  Devil's Hopyard  |  Hammonasset Beach  |  Hopeville Pond 
Housatonic Meadows  |  Kettletown   | Lake Waramaug  | 

Youth Group Camping

Content last updated September  2019