Water is not available at the Austin Hawes Campground during the early season. Portable Toilets are available. Water is typically available beginning in early to mid May.
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.
Please note: New fishing regulations went into effect on January 1, 2012, expanding the year-round catch and release area on the West Branch Farmington River to include the waters immediately adjacent to the Austin Hawes Campground in American Legion State Forest. As a result, no trout can be harvested from this expanded area. Please contact the Inland Fisheries Division at 860-424-3474 or visit the fisheries homepage at www.ct.gov/deep/fishing for further information.
Additional information can be found at the following address.
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/