Attention: You can now make a reservation for the day before your arrival and up until 11 months in advance. The maximum length of stay is fourteen consecutive days. if you have a 14 day reservation, all members of your camping party and your camping equipment must leave the park for 5 days before you can return. Any reservation with a departure date that is more than 11 months from today cannot be changed or cancelled for 18 days after the reservation was made for an inland campground and 25 days for sites at Hammonasset and Rocky Neck.

HOUSATONIC MEADOWS STATE PARK, CT

Located in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River, amid the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank gives the overnight visitor a genuine...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Aug 20 2015   Later Dates

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You can now make a reservation for the day before your arrival and up until 11 months in advance. The maximum length of stay is fourteen consecutive days. If you have a 14 day reservation, all members of your camping party and your camping equipment must leave the park for 5 days before you can return.

In an effort to protect Connecticut's forests from the introduction and spread of destructive insect pests - in particular the emerald ash borer and Asian long-horned beetle - the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is taking the following action:

Prohibiting the bringing of firewood into state of Connecticut campgrounds and state parks from other states. As an alternative, firewood can be either purchased at the camp stores within the state campgrounds or at local retail sellers of firewood.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection greatly appreciates the public's assistance in helping to protect the state's natural resources and apologizes for any inconvenience this initiative may cause.
ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED at Housatonic Meadows.

Pets are not permitted in the campground.

Additional information can be found at the following address.
CT State Parks (DEEP) or Friends of Connecticut State Parks

General Camping Information
If you have any questions, please call 1-866-287-2757 or 1-866-CTPARKS.
Explore the natural and cultural histories of Connecticut State Parks and Forests through inerpretation! Interpretive events are listed on the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's website. Take a hike, meet a snake, learn about forest heroes, and more! Follow this link to the DEEP's Calendar of Events. Perform a "Keyword" search for this park/forest and then join a program. Additional programs may be offered, so be sure to check with the campground staff. For additional information please call the DEEP Division of State Parks at 860-424-3200. Find interpretive programs: http://www.depdata.ct.gov/calendar/

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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Description

Located in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River, amid the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank gives the overnight visitor a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river, including the park shore, is limited to fly fishing.

Geography:

Housatonic Meadows State Park contains 451 acres located in Sharon, CT, in the picturesque valley of the Housatonic River amid the rugged hills of the Northwestern uplands.

Recreation:

The clear, cold, river water provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on the trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river, including the park shore, is limited to fly fishing. Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of other outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, camping, canoeing and cross-country skiing.

Facilities:

Housatonic Meadow Campground offers 95 campsites, under tall pines on the banks of the Housatonic River. The camping season begins in mid-April and ends October 11th. Additional park facilities include restrooms, showers, drinking water, gravel parking, and a pay telephone.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby parks include Kent Falls State Park, in Kent, Lake Waramaug State Park, in Kent/New Preston, Macedonia Brook State Park, in Kent, and Mohawk Mountain State Forest, in Cornwall/Goshen.

Booking Window
Sun Sep 21 2014 - Thu Aug 20 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon Sep 01 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Walk In Fri May 15 2015 Sat May 16 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Walk In Mon Sep 07 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing - River
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Flush Toilet
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Ice Machine
  • Kayaking
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Playing Fields
  • Public Drinking Water Taps
  • Rafting
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Center
  • Restroom
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Showers
  • Softball Field
  • Telephone
  • Tubing
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Campground Store
  • Church
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
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Getting There
From the north/Great Barrington/Pittsfield, MA: Travel south on Route 7 into Sharon, CT. The park is located along Route 7 in the Town of Sharon, approximately 3 miles south of the West Cornwall Covered Bridge, and approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4. From the south/Greater Danbury: Travel north on Route 7 into Sharon, CT. The park is located along Route 7, approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4, and approximately 3 miles south of the West Cornwall Covered Bridge. From the east/Hartford: Travel west on I-84, and take Exit 39. Continue west on Route 4. From Cornwall Bridge (after crossing the Housatonic River), turn north on Route 7. The park is located in Sharon, CT, along Route 7, approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

HOUSATONIC MEADOWS STATE PARK
US ROUTE 7
SHARON  CT  06069

Phone Number:

Information:  (860)672-6772
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