Campgrounds of Litchfield Connecticut have rustic charm

Campgrounds with very reasonable rates operate at 13 state parks and state forests, most of them in the Litchfield region. The state Department of Environmental Protection offers plenty of information about camping on its website. CT campgrounds offer a wide variety of amenities in terms of bathrooms, showers, dumping and hookups. Some are on or near the beach. Also, accessibility to nearby fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports varies widely. Be sure to contact individual campgrounds for detailed information.
Housatonic Meadows State Park

Route 7 Sharon, CT Phone: 860-927-3238

Wooded campgrounds; fly fishing for trout and bass in the Housatonic River

Housatonic Meadows offers many outdoor activities, especially fly fishing. Camping is done in groves of tall pine trees. Housatonic Meadow Campground has 95 sites; the camping season begins in mid-May and ends September 30. Campground has bathrooms and showers. Hiking map. Camping map.
See full description of Housastonic Meadows State Park.
Lake Waramaug State Park - Kent, CT
Lake Waramaug State Park

Route 45 New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-2592

Beautiful lake for swimming, paddling (car-top boating), and picnicking

Dozens of campsites are situated in wooded and open settings at Lake Waramaug Campground. The camping season is from mid-May to September 30. - Camping & Park Map
For more information see our State & Local Parks page.
American Legion & Peoples State Forests

Between Center Hill Road (Route 181) and East River Road [see map] Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860-379-0922

Large forests offer all outdoor recreation: camping, water sports, extensive hiking trails

Thirty spacious campsites are available at American Legion State Forest. Campground Map - Hiking Map - Additional information about American Legion & Peoples State Forests
Macedonia Brook State Park

159 Macedonia Brook Road Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4100

Macedonia Brook State Park offers 51 sites in a rustic setting. The camping season begins in mid-April and ends September 30.
Camping map.