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Incarnation Center Pioneer Village
Summer Season 1 & 2 week - Youth Camp
(860) 526-5093 
Ivoryton, CT

Camp Hazen - YMCA Youth Camp
205 W Main St
Chester, CT
(860) 526-5966
Summer Camp for Children, on Hundreds of Acres of Land and Lakes. 1 and 2 week long sleep over Camp programs during the Summer. Also 1 & 2 week long DAY Camp Programs. Programs are designed around specific interests and talents of your young camper.


Nelson's Family Campground
71 Mott Hill Road
East Hampton, CT 06424
314 sites, 4/15-Columbus Day

Riverdale Farm Campsite
River Road, Clinton
Mailing Address: 245 River Road
Killingworth, CT 06419
222 sites, 4/15-11/01


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Gustine's RV Sales & Service
71 Mott Hill Road

East Hampton, CT 06424
Fax: 860-267-5312

Little City Campground 
741 Little City Road
Higganum, CT 06441


50 sites, 5/1 to 10/1

Markam Meadows 
Tartia Road
East Hampton, CT 06424
80 sites, 5/15 to 10/15

Middlesex County 4h Camp
298 E Haddam Moodus Rd
Moodus, CT
(860) 873-2294

Deer Lake Wilderness School
101 Paper Mill Rd
Killingworth, CT
(203) 421-8484

Major League Soccer Camps
5 Brush Hill Rd
Clinton, CT
(860) 664-0699


Riverdale Farm Camp Sites
111 River Rd
Clinton, CT
(860) 669-5388

Dear Lake Shoreline Camp
Paper Mill Rd
Madison, CT
(203) 421-3115

Camp Pattafansett Girl Scouts
East Lyme, CT
(860) 739-5671

Aces High R.V. Park  
301 Chesterfield Road
Rt. 161
East Lyme, CT 06333
Open All Seasons

Acorn Acres 
135 Lake Road
Bozrah, CT 06334
(860)859-1020, (860)859-1449
200 sites, 5/1-Columbus Day

Amos Lake Beach Area 
Preston, CT 06365
25 sites, Seasonal Sites-waiting list only

Camp Niantic by the Atlantic 
271 West Main Street (Rt.156)
Niantic, CT 06357
135 sites, 4/23-10/15

Campers World of Connecticut 
P.O. 333
Jewitt City, CT 06351
150 sites, 4/15-10/15

Circle 'C' Campground 
21 Bailey Pond
Voluntown, CT 06384
118 sites, 4/20-10/8

Countryside Campground 
75 Cook Hill Road
Griswold, CT 06351
57 sites, 5/1-10/15

Deer Haven Campground 
15 Kenyon Road
Lisbon, CT 06351

Hidden Acres Family Campground 
47 River Road
Preston, CT 06365
200 sites, 5/1-Columbus Day

Highland Orchards Resort Park  
P.O. Box 222
North Stonington, CT 06359
275 sites, all year

Indianfield Campground 
Gardner Lake Route 354
306 Old Colchester Road
Salem, CT 06420
228 sites, 4/15-10/30

Island Campground & Cottages 
P.O. Box 2
Islanda Court
East Lyme, CT 06333
20 sites, 5/15-10/15

Lake Williams Campground 
1742 Exeter Road
Rte 207
Lebanon, CT 06249
(800)972-0020 (reservations only)
69 sites,4/15-10/15

Laurel Lock Family Campground 
15 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
130 sites, 5/1-10/12

M.H.G. RV Park  
Route 184
PO Box 374
N. Stonington, CT 06539
Open all year

Sunset on the Connecticut River
A picture perfect Connecticut River Sunset as viewed
from the center of the Historic East Haddam Swing Bridge.
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Natures Campsites  
Route 49-N
Voluntown, CT 06384
150 sites, 4/15-10/15

Odetah Campground 
38 Bozrah Street Ext.
P.O. Box 151
Bozrah, CT 06334
292 sites, 5/1-10/31

Pequot Ledge Campground 
157 Doyle Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
92 sites, 4/15-10/15

Ross Hill Park 
170 Ross Hill Road
Lisbon, CT 06351
1-800-308-1089 (reservations)
250 sites, Open All Year (Limited Winter Camping)

Salem Farms Campgrounds  
39 Alexander Road
Salem, CT 06420
182 sites, 5/1-10/1

Seaport Campground 
Rte. 184
Old Mystic, CT 06372
130 sites, April 1-Mid November

Strawberry Park Resort Campground 
42 Pierce Road
Preston, CT 06365
440 sites, all year

Water's Edge Family Campground  
271 Leonard Bridge Road
Lebanon, CT 06249
(800)828-6478 (reservations only)
156 sites, 4/15-10/15

Witch Meadow Lake Campground  
139 Witch Meadow Road
Salem, CT 06420
280 sites, 5/1-10/13

Some of the information found on this page was acquired from the CCOA (CT Campground Owners Associations) web site. For more information about other areas of Connecticut, no in the CT River Valley & Shoreline region, please visit their web site for some GOOD information.


Wolf's Den Family Campground
256 Town Street (RT 82)
East Haddam, CT
209 camping sights, swimming, general store, laundry facility, hiking, tennis, cabins, rec hall, LP Gas, game room, electric hook up 20/30/50 AMP services, mobile sewer pump, and planned activities.
May to October

During a recent visit to "the Wolf's Den" for a weekend camp out we found the staff to be very rude, and unaccomodative. We will not return here.

State Parks

Gillette's Castle State Park
67 River Road
Hadlyme, CT 06423
Phone: 860-526-2336
NOTE: 3 Years of Renovations to the Castle and the Park are now complete. The park and castle are once again OPEN to the public! A new gift shop pavilion is also now open next to the parking area. A great place to go for a picnic.

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"Late Afternoon photo in May 2004,
of Gillette Castle from 1000 feet above
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Devil's Hopyard State Park
East Haddam, CT
(860) 873-8566
Take RT 82, and follow signs to the park. (Well Marked.)
A wonderful Place to visit, and not very crowded!
A great place to go for a picnic.

Connecticut River
"Family Picnic Event"

BBQ Chicken and Hotdogs for the kids
as well as rides and fun treats.

Live Music from 5PM till 8PM
Essex Elementary School Grounds
Saturday - June 6, 2009

750+ people are expected to attend in 2009
This is a Quintessential New England event.

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Here is our Aerial Photo #1 of Hammonasset State Park
in Clinton, CT A wonderful Place to take your camper
or motor home for a family vacation.
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Hammonasset Beach State Park
Rt 1
Madison, CT
(203) 245-1817
This is a very large and ver nice beach State Park. Arrive Early for good parking on summer weekends.

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This is a straight on view of Hammonasset State Park looking in from the Long Island Sound. Notice how many campers that this great park is able to service. This photo was taken at High Tide. At Low Tide, the beach is a bit larger in depth.

Rocky Neck State Park
244 W Main St
Niantic, CT
(860) 739-5471

Harkness Memorial State Park & Beach
(860) 443-5725  
275 Great Neck Rd
Waterford, CT
NOTE: Harkness offers a Summer Symphony series of concerts. Call them for details!

Julie Shepard
White Wood Farm
Horseback Riding & Lessons

90 Route 80
Killingworth - Connecticut

Rhealynn Castello
Showtime Stables & Equesterian Center
Horseback Riding, Boarding & Lessons
51 Clark Gates Rd
East Haddam, Connecticut

Chester Parks and Recreation
PO Box 218
Chester, CT
(860) 526-0017

Fort Saybrook Monument Park
Rt 154 at Saybrook Point
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 860-395-3123

Deep River Parks and Recreation
174 Main St
Deep River, CT
(860) 526-6046

Connecticut River Museum
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"The Connecticut River Museum"
Where Main street meets the CT River in Essex, CT.
A great museum for adults and children alike.
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East Haddam Parks and Recreation
PO Box 278
East Haddam, CT
(860) 873-5058

Haddam Recreation Dept
Little City Rd
Higganum, CT
(860) 345-8334

Clinton Park and Recreation
201 Killingworth Tpke
Clinton, CT
(860) 669-6901

Westbrook Parks & Recreation
1163 Boston Post Rd
Westbrook, CT
(860) 399-3095

Parks & Recreation
308 Main St
Old Saybrook, CT
(860) 395-3152

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Madison Beach & Recreation
8 Campus Dr
Madison, CT
(203) 245-5623

Old Lyme Town Parks & Rec
(860) 434-1605   52 Lyme St
Old Lyme, CT  

Parks & Recreation
PO Box 218
Chester, CT
(860) 526-0017

East Hampton Park & Rec Dept
20 E High St
East Hampton, CT
(860) 267-6020

East Lyme Parks & Recreation
41 Society Rd
East Lyme, CT
(860) 739-5828

Guilford Recreation & Parks
32 Church St
Guilford, CT
(203) 453-8068

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Three Tall Masted Sail Boats

Several private tall masted sail boats peacefully sitting
at dock side in Hamburg Cove on the CT river.
This picture was taken on Oct 22, 2000.
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Essex Harbor photo
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A view of the downtown area of Essex, CT. Marinas in this photo
include Essex Island Marina, (front left), Essex Boat works
(large red building center) and Brewer's Dauntless
Shipyard (front right)
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The Connecticut Towns the make up the "primary" region of the CT River Valley are... Essex, Old Saybrook, Chester, Deep River, Old Lyme, Westbrook, East Haddam, Hadlyme, Haddam, Lyme, Clinton, Higganum, Ivoryton, Centerbrook, Killingworth and Madison, CT.

Additional nearby Towns that I like to try to include in some of what this web site covers include... Guilford, East Lyme, Niantic, Groton, Uncasville, Norwich, Waterford, Mystic Seaport, New London, Norwich, Colchester, Durham, Cromwell, Hartford Waterfront, Portland, and Middletown, CT.

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