13 Parks near Kent, Connecticut
Jun 2010 - $14.00
This is a great, small, unimproved campground. I am rating it an "8" because it was clean, quiet, and a great location. This is a Rustic campground. No electric hookups, no sewer, no water spigots for filling camper tanks, and No dump station. There are a couple water "pumps" available. You really do have to crank the hand pump up and down to get water. The pit toilets, otherwise known as outhouses, are surprisingly clean. But they are still outhouses. Probably most of the campsites are tent only. I checked "not big rig friendly" because the entrance road is tight in spots, and some of the campsites are difficult to get into and are not really level. Okay, after all that, this is a beautiful, heavily wooded state park in a beautiful area of Connecticut (Litchfield County). The campsites are large and well spaced in small loops along the Macedonia brook. Our campsite (site 47) was clean, with a large fire ring that had been cleaned out. Our site was not level and when we backed in our trailer it was facing the wrong way, but that did not detract at all from our experience. It was not crowded at all when we were here, and very quiet. The hiking trails are not very long, but a few of them are surprisingly challenging. If you are not in good shape for climbing you may want to check with the Rangers about which trails to hike. The views at the top of the Macedonia trail are great, and worth the hike. There is a lot to see in the surrounding area, including a covered bridge, Kent Falls State Park, museums, and much more within an easy drive. As long as you understand the rustic type of campground this is, it is a great place for a quiet camping trip in the woods. - Tom
Jun 2014 - $17.00
This campground is all about the lake, Lake Waramaug. Although no "waterfront" sites, most all sites have a view of the lake (many partially blocked by other campsites, though). Canoe and kayak rentals are available from a private operation on most weekends. Many people bring their own canoe or kayak. A smallish beach is great for kids. Sites are not large and maneuvering with a bigger camper can be a little challenging for most sites. Bathrooms were "state park clean", which I thought were fine. Not a lot of showers, each bathroom had one shower. Also, large sinks for washing dishes are at each bathroom building. Water faucets are available at a few spots providing fresh water, and you can fill a camper tank from them (but you can't stay hooked up). This is a good campground for families wanting a little bit "rustic" while tenting but still have some facilities (like bathrooms). Staff is polite, helpful, and outgoing. - Tom
May 2009 - $13.00
This is one of the gems of the Connecticut State Park system. Extremely affordable with a view of the beautiful Lake Waramaug from many sites. Litchfield County has so many great things to see and this Lake is one of them. The campground closed its concession/camp store for 2009 which is a real bummer. You used to be able to get coffee, breakfast and lunch here but no more. The beach is nice and you can walk or bike around the lake. We camped here in a tent and for $13.00 per night this is a true bargain. The sites overlooking the water are prime and book early. The only downside to this State Park are the bathrooms - they are always dirty. The security at the Park does a nice job and they strictly enforce quiet time and no more wood on the fire at 10 p.m. Our family of 5 camped here in a tent with friends and had a blast despite the rain. I would highly recommend this park to folks looking for a get away from it all back to nature camp experience without 40 foot RV's blocking the view. - User889
Jun 2014 - $17.00
Nice State Park with excellent (water front) access to the Housatonic River. Also has a few "rustic cabins" for $50 a night available, on excellent water front sites. Not "big rig" friendly, some areas (especially sites along the river) have a lot of trees that can make maneuvering difficult. Sites up by camp office are a little easier for RVs to get into. Campsites in general are pretty good size. There are supposed to be a couple water faucets available where I believe you can fill a water tank, but we didn't see them. Camp staff told us a dump station is available, but off site, and we didn't see it as we didn't need it. Camp staff are polite, friendly, and helpful. Bathrooms are "state park clean", and the bathroom buildings have one shower each in them. Bathrooms also have a couple large sinks for cleaning dishes. Great campground for semi-rustic camping. Lots of fishermen and the river has great fishing. Also, just down the road is access to the Appalachian Trail, with a neat, quick loop hike - Pine Knob Loop Trail, about 2.5 hour hike with some climbing. - Tom
Jun 2016 - $60.00
Check-in was easy since you paid in full at the time reservation was made. Campsites were dirt or mud depending on the weather, thought they should have been gravel at least based on the nightly fee. No sewer hookup on the sites. WiFi was excellent. Sites were full shade. The pool depth was just 3.5 feet.
Will not return to this campground based on the high nightly rate. - Nautilus
Jun 2012 - $56.00
The site that we stayed in was level and well big enough for our rig which was 34 feet in length. Some of the roads could be filled in and smoothed out. The price was a little high for what they had to offer. The pump out station need to be leveled or make it so that the RV's can lean toward the pump out not the other way. - cldance5678
May 2012 - $56.00
My husband and I really loved this friendly clean campground. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. They even let us in before they opened for season so we could make sure we would have an easy time getting in with our rig. They seem to have everything under control as we saw no overt drunkeness or rowdy behavior. There were children having a great time everywhere. I would definitely return to this great little gem. Pool was sparkling, activities plentiful. - KP from CT
Oct 2015 - $56.00
Resort? I don't think so. No cable; no sewer; no WiFi - how is that a resort? When I called to book the site I was told that it was the last weekend for camping so the pool and hot tub were closed, there were no activities planned and the store would be closed. We really only wanted a place to park the motorhome while we did some leaf peeping so that didn't matter to us. I was surprised that we were still charged the full summer weekend rate, even when I asked for a discount. The campground looks like it is mostly seasonals and the sites are not kept up very well. Driving to our site seemed like we were driving thru an automotive junkyard. Our fire pit was overflowing with garbage and brush. Truly disappointing experience. - Bonnie66
Oct 2015 - $56.00
We first camped here in 2014. There is a lot to do here on the weekends. From Luau's and pig roasts to country hoe downs, carnivals, family dinners, dances and community fires, this place makes you feel at home. I heard all the bad reviews when the prior owners had the place but the new co-op has turned things around and are constantly improving the look and grounds of the campground. They have 2 well maintained pools and a hot tub. Large play space area for the kids, a covered pavilion, and well maintained laundry facilities. The bathrooms are heated and very clean. Free showers with large dressing areas. Everyone we have come across treats you like family. We have had such positive experiences here we are becoming seasonal campers next year here. - Nk1996
Jun 2009 - $55.00
Rate was the highest we paid in 2.5 years of full timing. We expected luxury, but it was substandard. Gravel road into park. Entrance to the park
Sep 2016 - $50.00
This campground is on a beautiful lake, but it's too far from the highway for a one night stay. I'd recommend it for a longer stay, however, because it's a lovely, peaceful spot! We had a roomy, level, gravel back-in site site with shade. The wifi worked well; no cable. - Lyn T
Aug 2016 - $50.00
We got the impression this park was mostly for seasonals and long term residents. As you enter the campground, you can see a number of campers that basically look like trailer homes and there was various debris stored here and there. None of it was terrible, but it was noticeably different than the other RV parks we've stayed in.
While the campground is located on a lake, and the loop we were in was ok, it definitely did not seem like a destination campground. When we first arrived and walked into the little campground office, I said hello and the guy just stared at me. I actually wondered if we'd walked into the wrong office or something. I said we were checking in and he just responded: "Last name?" Not exactly warm and fuzzy. He handed me a couple pages of rules to sign off on and then directed us to our site.
Our loop was a large grass field with RVs parked along the perimeter. The sites are large and level and there was good site separation. There were no trees or bushes between the sites. The hookups seemed ok, but we lost power twice. Once was during a thunderstorm, so no surprise there. But the other was just random with no obvious reason.
The lake has an area buoyed off for swimming and the green spaces are well kept and pretty, but the buildings look pretty run down. We tried walking around the perimeter of the lake, but ran into some lovely signs from some crazy neighbors threatening to shoot us if we trespassed. It might have been nice if the campground management mentioned the fact that some lunatic gun nut lived nearby and threatens to shoot their patrons....
In any case, other than the FDR historical sites in Hyde Park, there's not a whole lot to do in this area. It was just a transit stop for us and that's all I would recommend it for. If it was $30 or $35 per night, I might feel differently. But for $50 per night, I expect a bit more than unfriendly welcomes and death threats from the neighbors. - LGRV
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This park is not signed on the road, so make sure you have good directions. Do NOT take the Taconic Parkway to get there - campers are not allowed. Management was very helpful in getting us a direct tv hook up. Nice shade, 50 amp electric, but struggled a bit to get level. - Cmacoll64
Jul 2016 - $51.00
We stayed here while on our way to MA. The owner was very nice, and the campground served its purpose. I would not spend more than 1 night here, but to stop on the way somewhere: it's perfect. - joeyd
Sep 2015 - $46.00
Hard to find the park with narrow steep interior gravel roads. Primarily permanent people and no upkeep on the park. Buildings are in need of repairs and park is weed infested. I assume they are the only park in the area. Would not stay there again. - johnmackxx
Sep 2015 - $48.00
Park is scruffy & definitely in need of some TLC, but folks were very nice & fellow campers as well. Seems like only 2 pull thrus. Good stop over being only 10 minutes from I84.
Overpriced for this small park & charged 3. For air conditioning. - Beachside Baby
Aug 2012 - $30.00
Great county run park, much like a state park, very quiet at night as it mostly gets day use. Seriously unlevel sites but big. - Mcewena
Sep 2015 - $53.00
This is a great park and I would stay again. Grass was groomed throughout. Activities were awesome and the staff very friendly. We enjoyed everything about the park. The roads were nice gravel. The restrooms are clean. Big rig friendly. Easy to maneuver around. Beautiful view of the mountains. - CrazyCamper2
Jul 2015 - $99.00
Very Expensive even for a holiday weekend. It happens to be the most expensive campground we're ever stayed in partly because they charge and extra $12/night for anything more than 2 adults/site. The layout and grounds are just OK. The park is run like a resort with activities (mostly for kids) announced over a very loud speaker system (one was right in our site) several times a day. Nice pool and hot tub -- otherwise not worth the extra fees paid. Site was a bit downhill with a big drop off at the back of the site. Our 39' rig had to overhang the ravine a bit to be off of the road. - wisewoman
Oct 2012 - $55.00
While traveling north from the Connecticut shoreline we stopped here for 2 nights. The facilities are well kept, and the staff was pleasant, but they seemed annoyed to answer our questions about the park, and when we asked for other parks to travel to they acted as if they were the only one that mattered. The site we were on had full hookups but was on the smaller side and not worth the $55.00 they charged us. Overall the stay was nice but I think we will try another park next time we are in that area. - richardlover
Aug 2016 - $47.00
This is a very nice campground. It is built on several levels. Staff was very kind and very helpful with all questions. Our site was easy to back into and was shaded: which was nice since we travel with dogs. Very pet friendly campground. Pool area was very nice and clean. They also have a snack bar area, but we didn't use that.
One major down side is that Verizon has no cell service is this area. (Not the campground fault but just a FYI.) Only place to make calls on our cells was by the store. The campground WI-FI was ok during the day and much better (faster) in the evening. Another thing is that the mosquitoes were vicious: even with a campfire and bug spray it was difficult to sit out side at night. That is why the seasonal sites have enclosed nets on their patios. Again no fault of the campground. Our rate was with our Good Sam discount. We would stay here again. - joinpa
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We stayed here with another couple 4th of July weekend 2016. Our sites were very nice and shaded but were bordering a swampy area and the mosquitoes were vicious! We ended up with welts on our legs even though we had a campfire going and bug spray on! They had an Elvis impersonator for entertainment, which was hilarious! (Mostly because of the swooning of the women in the audience and his interaction with them.) The staff is very nice and the pool is very clean, although we didn't make use of it.
They have a small "catch and release" pond for fishing, but the adjacent lake is not navigable because of the vegetation. If you are planning to kayak here, forget it!
The campground overall is very nice, but a bit pricey. If you consider this place, request an area away from the wetlands. - grumpah
May 2016 - $50.00
Campground is spotless, great staff. Very helpful. Breakfast on Mother's day morning was delicious. Great coffee! Lot spacing was spacious with a sunny/open exposure. Site surfaces were gravel and featured a fire ring and picnic table. Well kept grounds! - Cyclegirl00