Campgrounds of Mystic Connecticut have rustic charm

Campgrounds with very reasonable rates operate at 13 state parks and state forests, and many of them are in the Mystic region of eastern Connecticut. The state Department of Environmental Protection offers plenty of information on its website about camping. In addition, Mystic has a privately owned campground. Campgrounds in CT may be near the beach, and they offer a wide variety of amenities in terms of bathrooms, showers, dumping and hookups. Also, accessibility to nearby fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports varies widely. Be sure to contact individual campgrounds for detailed information.
West Thompson Lake Campground

Reardon Road Thompson, CT Phone:

Open: Mid May - Mid September

Family campground run by the U.S Army Corp. of Engineers. 23 campsites are available, as well as electric hookup, boating, hiking, fishing and some planned activies.
Salt Rock Campground

173 Scotland Road (Rte. 97) Baltic, CT Phone: 860-822-0884

71 tent and recreational vehicle (RV) sites. Utilities to some sites, bathroom, dumping station, showers, in-ground swimming pool. Two pets/site permitted. Fishing by permit along the Shetucket River with over one mile of waterfront access. Permits may be obtained at the Salt Rock State Campground office. Open May through July 4th holiday.
Pachaug State Forest (Chapman & Green Falls areas)

Route 49 Voluntown, CT Phone: 860-376-4075

Large state forest covers all basics, camping, hiking, water sports, horseback riding, snowmobiling

This very large state forest has three campgrounds, including spaces for horse camping. Forest map. See full description of Pachaug State Forest.
Devil's Hopyard State Park

366 Hopyard Road East Haddam, CT Phone: 860-873-8566

Popular hiking and camping area with scenic picnic spots and fresh-water fishing.

The 21 wooded campsites in this park are located near a beautiful waterfall. Open in April; campground closes after July 4th. See full description of Devil's Hopyard State Park.
Mashamoquet Brook State Park

147 Wolf Den Drive Pomfret Center, CT Phone: 860-928-6121

Good park for camping, swimming, boating, hiking; cool rock formations to explore

The Mashamoquet Brook Campgrounds are open from late May through the end of August. Wolf Den Campground, at 147 Wolf Den Drive, (Route 44), Pomfret, has 53 open sites. Bathrooms, showers, dumping station. Fishing, hiking, swimming nearby. No pets. Mashamoquet Brook Campground, at 320 Mashamoquet Road, (Route 44) Pomfret, has 20 wooded sites. Dumping station nearby. Fishing, hiking, swimming nearby. No pets. Per night cost is $14 for CT residents and $24 a night for non-CT residents. For campground reservations call 860-928-6121
See full description of Mashamoquet State Park.
Campground map.
Rocky Neck State Park

244 West Main Street (Route 156) East Lyme, CT Phone: 860-739-5471

Sandy beach; picnicking; walking trails; fishing; camping

Camping close to Long Island Sound at this pretty and diverse park, with lots of daytime activities. Park has 160 wooded or open-air campsites. There is a camping fee.
Camping map
See full description of Rocky Neck State Park.