Hammonasset Beach State Park

     


Madison, Connecticut
Phone: (860) 424-3200

Sites: 558
Recent Rate: $20 6/2014


Latitude: 41.2726459869356
Longitude: -72.5600624084473

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 13
  • Good 10
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

23 Reviews

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User2134

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Frank Rader

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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poodlecamper

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

Date of Stay: - $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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gsnakehill

Review Count: 298
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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User977

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

Date of Stay: - $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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sunlover

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Hayrake

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

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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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Fun_camping_family

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

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want a good place to stay withdecent prices then Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison CT is a great place to stay. They have Bathrooms, Boardwalk, Car Top Boat Launch, Concessions, Nature Center, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Tables, Showers, everything you need. We have 6 in our family and have always had a great time. For a State Park we recommend it! We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Tent.

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havingfunw4

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

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park. The sites are really large and easy to access. The other campers were very friendly. The staff were helpful and friendly. It was a short walk to the beach from our site Nipmuck X, but it would be a hike from some others. The campground is clean and the showers were clean but didn't have shelving for your soap, etc in the shower. It did get hot without electricity for a/c but nonetheless we will definitely go back. It states that it doesn't allow over 35 feet campers but there were some very large rigs there, one huge motor home, easily over 40+ feet, and no one seemed to complain and they seemed to fit fine. Overall it's a great place! We camped at Hammonasset Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Danny B

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

Date of Stay: - $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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