Madison, Connecticut

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Madison, Connecticut



Madison, Connecticut
Phone: (203) 245-1817

Sites: 558
Recent Rate: $20 11/2014

Latitude: 41.2704042761476
Longitude: -72.5580078363419

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed no
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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23 Reviews

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Nk1996

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I have camped here for the last 2 years. We bought our camper in 2013 late spring so getting a spot in a private campground was hard to come by. We were able to get one of the fewer shaded spots there. The site was clean, the facilities were always kept up. There were no fire rings/or pits you had to bring in your own. The noise level was loud during the early evening, but the park rangers enforced quiet hours. They offered movies on the weekends and some activities. The playground was a hit with the kids. We have overall enjoyed camping here. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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User2134

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an outstanding state park. One of the best I've camped at in the northeast. The sites are spacious and wide open. Unfortunately, as in many state area's, you must go through ReserveAmerica which slaps an additional $10.00 fee on the charge bringing my 2 day total to $49.00 (still very reasonable). There are water and electric hookups available but searching for them with ReserveAmerica is virtually impossible. They are in the Beach Road area. The beach is on Long Island Sound with lots of room. I expect it is quite full on weekends. Lots of kids, no pets and very well maintained. Get off 95 at exit 62 for direct access. Visit picturesque towns along US1. Enjoy!! We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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Chatterbox

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

These sites were huge! You could put 2 big trailers on each site. They were so nice. The bathrooms were close and very clean to everyone. The staff was nice and friendly. It's a beautiful park. I wish someone would have told us that you have to bring your own fire-ring to have a fire. There is lot's to do at this park. Something for everyone in the family. We will defiantly be back. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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poodlecamper

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in an ADA site which had electric.(U17) Our section was beautifully shaded, immaculately groomed, and large. The beach is within walking distance, and there is a small playground. On Saturday night, 2 children's movies were shown at the amphitheater. The rangers cruise the campground regularly and quiet hours were...quiet. The beach is gorgeous. This was our first time here and we plan to return. I didn't give a "10" because of the "no pets" policy. They should have some pet loops, as in other state park campgrounds. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Frank Rader

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We are not CT residents and not CT registered campers. This adds to cost of a night. We'd been better off at other camps in the area at lesser cost and higher service. Camp has outside sink to clean/rinse dishes. This camp is attractive because it is wide open with lots of room between sites and areas and it is on the sea shore. We would not stay again. From 10 -1 not level, -1 water faucet leaked, -1 value. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is right off I-95 between New Haven and New London and is situated on the Long Island Sound. Easy off and on. We camped here for one night since we were so close to home in RI. Came in on Memorial Day while everyone was going home. We did not have reservations but no problems during this week - they were totally booked for the weekend. 558 open sites but some are nicely shaded and so many different loops. There is a small section with hookups but we dry camped and had a very nice site. Three comfort stations were in close walking to our site. Great for riding bikes, three main beach areas and hiking areas. They have a concession, dump station, salt water swimming and fishing. Fireplaces not provided but you can bring your own. CT has been increasing their prices every year and for an out of stater $33 for dry camping is expensive and $3 of it was for a reservation fee even if you didn't make a reservation. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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arjar

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Number 1 turn off: a fire pit is not included?! Really? That just doesn't make sense to me. We had to rent one for a fee, which meant emptying it and cleaning it out to return it the day of departure to get our deposit back. Which meant no fire in the morning to cook breakfast since it wouldn't have time to cool. I've never camped where there wasn't a fire pit provided before, and was caught off guard by this. On the other hand, the sites were large and grassy, several bathrooms are nearby and conveniently offered a large basin double sink outside of each bathroom to wash dishes. The showers were somewhat outside and not very private. There is a stall door, but no area to dress. We remedied this with wearing bathing suits or bathing suit-wraps. Short walk to the beach (or easier drive). It was very quiet and relaxing when we went. I'd go again. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Tent.

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Eli Israel

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed overnight from NY to Rhode Island. Site was large and clean. Maintained toilets and bathrooms. 5 minute walk to lovely Hammonaset Beach. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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sunlover

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Our family has been camping here for 4 generations! It's the best boondocking around. The sites here are enormous. The only complaint is not being allowed to bring pets. With the size of this place, the State of CT could certainly section off an area for "families with pets only". They just built some camping cabins, but failed to properly vent them, so plan on boiling in there! Best "stay-cation" in CT for families with children. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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User977

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Large sites at this State Park: great for beach camping. Only drawback for us was they do not allow pets. They do in the park itself but not in the campground. Bathroom facilities leave a bit to be desired. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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Hayrake

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Plan to boondock, although running of a generator is allowed between 8am and 10pm. Weekdays are less crowded than weekends. The sites around number 35 are very uneven and are of grassy earth. Basically, the sites are in an open field. Even with a negative the site allows plenty of room to relocate as desired to try leveling your Rv unit. Bathroom and bathhouse are within reasonable distance of sites and are regularly maintained. There is access to beach and fishing as one desires within driving distance. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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DieselsMom

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been camping here for years (over 10) and always had a good experience. Will definitely go back We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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thekeithfan

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

I've camped here for 50 years. Nice large (huge) sites that will accommodate any size RV. We have a 40 footer. There is NO hook ups or pets. We only go here when we can find someplace for our Pug to stay. Two jetties to fish from. Beach is ok. The Long Island sound is really dirty. It can be very hot here as there are mostly all open sites. Camp fires allowed on off the ground tubs. Three week maximum stay. But many manage to stay all summer taking the best sites! Great place to take the kids. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Danny B

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best state parks in Connecticut. It has a very nice beach with a nature center. The sites are large enough that you aren't cramped in. Bathrooms were fine but we did not use them much. Mystic is about 45 minutes away and Guilford, the next town over, has a very pretty Town Green with an Old New England feel to it. There are some nice shops and boutiques in Guilford as well as the Town of Madison where the park is located. Outlet shopping is only 5-10 minutes away down I-95 also. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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btcardcomic

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Took the family to this park and had a wonderful, wonderful time. Even though we got the last site available, we had a fantastic site with shade!! We have already booked for July 4th 2008!!! Plan on going back again this year. Kids had a ball at the beach and the nature center which is free. We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Tent.

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