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Alerts and Important Information
Picnic Shelter Cancellation Policy:

Refund amounts will be determined as follows:
• Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the picnic shelter reservation: full refund less the $9.00 non-refundable reservation fee and $9.00 cancellation fee
• Cancellations made 6 - 29 days prior to the picnic shelter reservation: refund of $145.00 less $9.00 cancellation fee
• Cancellations made within 5 days of the picnic shelter reservation: Not eligible for a refund.

You can now make a reservation for the day before your arrival and up until 11 months in advance.

NOTE: All Parking fees are additional and will be collected on arrival at the gate.

ALCOHOL is PROHIBITED at Black Rock. No pets allowed in campground. Some new parking regulations have been applied to specific sites; alerts will display.

Additional information can be found at the following addresses.

CT State Parks (DEEP)
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 interpretation! 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/

Heavy weekend use at each park may lead to gate closures if the park fills to capacity. In the event of this happening, no more cars are allowed to enter. Guests should plan to arrive as early as possible to avoid being turned away. (Picnic shelter rental does not guarantee entry to the park.)

Black Rock Picnic Shelter camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Black Rock Picnic Shelter campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Black Rock Picnic Shelter or day pass availability.

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