Attention : There is no firewood available at West Thompson Lake. Visitors must bring their own firewood. Firewood must be in-state wood only.
Attention: Use of facility for political events or activities is prohibited.

West Thompson Lake Campground, CT

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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 is nestled...

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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.

Activities 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
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

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

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

Phone Number:

Information:  (860)923-3121