Campgrounds with reasonable rates operate at 13 state parks and state forests, mostly in the Litchfield and Mystic regions. The state Department of Environmental Protection offers information about camping on its website. Starting in summer 2016, as a cost saving measure, three state campgrounds – Devils Hopyard in East Haddam;
Salt Rock in Baltic; and
Greens Falls in Voluntown -- will close after the July 4th holiday. All other state park and forest campgrounds will close after Labor Day. Exceptions: Hammonasset Beach and Rocky Neck state parks' campgrounds will remain open through Columbus Day weekend.
In addition, Connecticut has several private campgrounds. Campgrounds offer a wide variety of amenities in terms of bathrooms, showers, dumping and hookups. Be sure to contact individual campgrounds for detailed information.