16 Parks near Sharon, Connecticut
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 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
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 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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $65.00
It would have been really nice to know the road is closed coming in from the north and the detour is about 10 miles out of the way. No indication on their website or the confirmation.
The park is very clean and the sites are large with real grass (not weeds!) They are level and very easy to get in and out of. Staff was OK at check in. Some of the folks nicer than others.
They had band on Saturday night which was fun but lightly attended (it was raining soon after they started).
The biggest complaint was there are only 6 showers for the whole park. They are unisex and excellent, although the shower itself is a bit tricky. While I was showering people kept banging on the door.
There's nothing nearby as far as stores or gas, but the KOA store has the basics. A lot of info on local towns and not too far from some quaint little places. There's a gate and if you don't put the $20 deposit for the gate key you have to call them every time you come in. - Catsinatrailer
Aug 2016 - $78.00
The staff here is top-notch! We needed an overnight reservation and even though the campground had a 2 night minimum stay in effect that weekend, they made an exception for us as it was a last minute, on the road change for our itinerary.
The gates are locked at 8, but we gave them an anticipated arrival time and they were there within 3 minutes of our late arrival to escort us to our site. Bathrooms were clean, up to date, and spacious. Beautiful pool and grounds! We will definitely return here when in the area. - calijame
Jul 2016 - $80.00
Beautiful place to stay with excellent staff! Many activities for kids and adults. We've always enjoyed the bands they have come in. - tshaunb
May 2015 - $29.00
Old Rundown campground that a resort is trying to update. Would not recommend this campground at all. The clerk was suppose to be the general manager and she could not check us in correctly. We told her we wanted 30 amps and she put us in a full hook up 50 amps. The ground was unlevel on a soft grassy surface . Suppose to have cable but that did not work. No internet service at all. Only good thing was half price with Passport America rate. Stay away. - Biggyrat
Jul 2013 - $30.00
This campground is in need of a lot of updates. There are a lot of seasonal units but most of them are well kept. They have minimal activities on weekends for children. Swimming is in a lake that is not very clean. Store is minimally stocked. A pass card is required to gain entrance through the gate with a deposit required for the card. Guests are charged $8. per day to visit. Overall tired looking and unkempt. However there are plenty of sites available and the power and wifi (which costs extra) are excellent. We would probably not stay here again as there are nicer options in the area. - Landeetwo
Oct 2012 - $20.00
While this park does not have laundry facilities (there is a public one just over a mile away) it has so many other positive features that it is a great place to stay. Planned activities, lots of family oriented things going on, takeaway food available at a reasonable cost, and it is very family friendly. The managers and staff were extremely helpful and very friendly. We would definitely stay here again. We stayed three nights and the price reflects an October special for Passport America members. - Pegbag
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
Aug 2015 - $51.00
A nice park with friendly folks, level sites. Build on several levels, expect hills to and from any site. - ta96silver