It may be one of the smallest states around, but Connecticut is rich in history. One of the original colonies, this 5500 square mile land saw the birth of the United States and has evolved into one of New England’s most charming states. Let’s explore our top five picks for Connecticut’s RV parks, grounds, and resorts.
Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce in Bristol
Bristol is known as home to ESPN, but it’s also home to Lake Compounce, a water and amusement park. If you don’t want anytime between you and the rides, you can stay at Bear Creek Campground, which rated nine or above on facilities, restrooms and appeal according to Good Sam Club, as well as ranking as one of Good Sam’s Top Destination Parks for 2015.
So, what do you do for fun? You go to Lake Compounce, of course. Lake Compounce is a combination amusement and water parks with several slides, rides, roller coasters, and tons of family fun.
Lone Oaks Campsite in East Canaan
Many people flock to New England during autumn for the magnificent foliage and colors. Lone Oaks Campsite is a prime spot to witness this changing of seasons. Lone Oaks provides both sunny and shaded sites with the hookups you need including water, electric, sewer, cable, and Wi-Fi. There are restrooms, laundry, and showers throughout the entire park as well as a lounge, recreation hall, deli, general store and much more.
Lone Oaks makes sure your trip isn’t low on activities. Events are planned every night throughout peak season with theme weekends and holiday events throughout the year. There are recreation activities outside of the park as well including hiking, museums, farmers markets, farm tours, and many other local attractions. Boredom will never get the best of you at Lone Oaks.
Hidden Acres in Preston
Hidden Acres is a family-oriented campground located in the quaint town of Preston. You won’t have to pine for any creature comforts as Hidden Acres Campground is loaded down with all your RV needs. They provide full utilities including water, sewer, and electric as well as free cable and Wi-Fi. A general store, showers, laundry facilities, dump station are just some of the further amenities that Hidden Acres provides.
There are many fun activities to occupy your time at Hidden Acres. There is bocce ball, horseshoes, basketball, fishing, hayrides and a playground just to name a few. Hidden Acres also holds events year round for further enjoyment of your stay. If you get tired of the campground, you can head a few miles down the road and enjoy the wonders of Mystic Aquarium or any of the nearby casinos such as the Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison
The town of Madison captures the charm of a quiet New England coastal town and Hammonasset Beach State Park is an excellent place to drink in this charm. The campground itself has hookups including electrical, water and sewer. No TV or Wi-Fi but you won’t need them as you explore this lovely beach. Hammonasset also provides clean showers, restrooms, a fill station, general store and dump stations.
You can spend your visit relaxing and play on the beach or try your hand at some saltwater fishing off the park’s pier on the Long Island Sound. Play some bocce, rent a kayak or visit the Meigs Point Nature Center for some interactive learning. There is a large play area complete with a pirate ship for the little ones. Nearby state parks include Chatfield Hollow, Rocky Neck and Sherwood Island.
Seaport RV Resort & Campground in Mystic
The name of the resort says it all. Seaport RV Resort is located on the gorgeous East Coast of Mystic. You know you are getting all you need in amenities as Seaport is operated by Sun RV Resorts. There are full hookups as well as classic RV park pastimes such as a fishing pond, bocce ball, volleyball, basketball and much more.
The town of Mystic is full of New England maritime charm with plenty to do. The Mystic Seaport, billed as The Museum of America and the Sea, is chock full of American maritime history. There’s also the Mystic Aquarium, sailing tours, casinos, delicious New England dining and great shopping.
Connecticut may not be at the top of your RVing destinations, but now you know what beauty awaits and should add it to your list.