West Thompson Lake Campground, CT

West Thompson Lake Campground is located near the wooded shoreline of its namesake lake in northeastern Connecticut. The natural setting surrounding West Thompson Lake can be enjoyed year round. Visitors come to the lake for camping, fishing, boating, kayaking and hiking.The campground...
Status: Open through Sat Sep 06 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • There are no waterfront sites at this campground
  • Swimming opportunities are available at a nearby state park
  • Speed limit on the lake is 5 mph
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 2 0 Back-In
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A STANDARD ELECTRIC 6 Accessible 40 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

West Thompson Lake Campground is located near the wooded shoreline of its namesake lake in northeastern Connecticut. The natural setting surrounding West Thompson Lake can be enjoyed year round. Visitors come to the lake for camping, fishing, boating, kayaking and hiking.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled in a forest of Eastern white pine, Northern red oak and Shagbark hickory. Shade is abundant throughout the campground, and autumn leaves put on a beautiful show.

An overlook at the dam offers pleasing panoramic views for sightseers and photographers.

Recreation:

West Thompson Lake provides great boating, kayaking, canoeing and fishing opportunities. It has an excellent population of warm-water fish, including bass and small panfish. A boat ramp is located within the campground for easy access to the water.

The Thompson Section of the Quinebaug River Water Trail offers a leisurely three-hour outing for paddlers who are comfortable with moving water. The trail has no rapids or portages and meanders through extensive wildlife habitats.

An 18-hole disc golf course is located on the lakeshore and is free to the public. This challenging course is known for its long drives and scenic views of the lake and dam.

Facilities:

The campground offers 11 campsites with electric and water hookups, 11 basic sites without hookups and two Adirondack lean-to shelters.

Amenities include accessible flush toilets and showers, drinking water and a dump station. An amphitheater, picnic shelter and interpretive trails are located on-site.

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MANAGEMENT

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Mon Feb 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

OVERNIGHT SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Mon Feb 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Mon Feb 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Mon Feb 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 16 2014 Sat Sep 06 2014
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Sat Sep 05 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball Courts
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Disc Golf
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Shade
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Recycling
  • Restaurant
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 16 2014 -
Sep 06 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $30.00
OVERNIGHT SHELTER NONELECTRIC $20.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 05 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $30.00
OVERNIGHT SHELTER NONELECTRIC $20.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.945, -71.9
41°56'42"N, 71°54'0"W

From I-395, take Exit 99. Follow Route 200 to Thompson Center. Go 2 miles south on Route 193. Cross Route 12 at the traffic light. Make a right onto Reardon Road. To reach the campground, travel 1/2 mile and turn left, then go 1/5 of a mile and make a right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

West Thompson Lake Campground
400 REARDON RD
N. GROSVENORDALE  CT  06255-9801

Phone Number:

Information:  (860)923-3121