Connecticut and the outdoors! Although not necessarily an association that might readily come to mind when one first thinks about this state, considering the fact that Connecticuters are high on the nation's list of per capita wealth, nonetheless, Connecticut provides campers with some wonderful and diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation.|
Consider the Connecticut state parks and forests for your destination.
Besides the Connecticut state parks and forests, there are numerous private campgrounds and RV parks available. Explore the following Web sites for further details about visiting Connecticut and to help you plan your next camping adventure in Connecticut's great outdoors.
- Hikers will enjoy the Pine Knob Loop Trail, in Housatonic Meadows State Park, which joins with the Appalachian Trail.
- If you love the water, launch your boat in the Connecticut River and head to one of Selden Neck State Park's campgrounds.
- If you prefer to paddle, you'll find two offerings at Hurd and Gillette Castle State Parks, also on the Connecticut River.
- All you wranglers saddle up, because there are special facilities just for you and your horse(s) at the Silvermine Horse Camp in Natchaug State Forest or at the Frog Hollow Horse Camp in Pachaug State Forests.
- Backpackers will find the remoteness they seek at primitive campsites along The Blue Trails.
- And, youth group camping areas are provided free of charge to qualifying organizations and are available at eighteen different state parks and forests throughout the state.
- Beach camping is available at Hammonasset Beach State Park, which lies along the shore of Long Island Sound.
Camping Information and Resources
General Camping Information
Youth Group Camping
State Park and Forest Camping Areas
Connecticut Campground Directories
Connecticut Campgrounds with Web Sites
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