Best Parks and Camping around Salem, CT

Gardner Lake State Park

Route 354
Salem, CT
Gardner Lake State Park is one of Connecticut’s small but important park locations in the southeastern part of the state. At only nine and th...
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Minnie Island State Park

Gardner Lake
Montville, CT
Acre: 1 Activities: Boating, Fishing, Picnicking Location: The island is accessible only by boat.  It is in Gardner Lake opposite ...
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Devil's Hopyard State Park

366 Hopyard Road
East Haddam, CT
In 1919, the former State Park and Forest Commission obtained an 860 acre parcel located in the Millington section of Haddam. The principle feature...
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Hopemead State Park

17-25 Cottage Road
Bozrah, CT
Acres: 60 Activities: Fishing, Hiking Fee:  There is no parking fee at this park.
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Mooween State Park

Camp Moween Road
Lebanon, CT
Activities: Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting  Direction: From Route 2, take Exit 22 (Gilman, Lebanon). Turn north on Scott Hill Ro...
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Salmon River State Forest

Route 16
Colchester, CT
Get a glimpse of earlier times as you walk through one of Connecticut's covered bridges.  Enjoy a day of fishing and a picnic along the Salmon...
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Nehantic State Forest

Route 156
Lyme, CT
Nehantic was the first state forest in New London County, and has all been purchased since 1925.  Considerable difficulty was experienced in s...
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Beckett Hill State Park Reserve

2-98 Becket Hill Rd
Lyme, CT
Becket Hill State Park Reserve is an undeveloped, walk-in park. Fees, permits, and reservations may apply.
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Day Pond State Park

Rt. 149
Colchester, CT
Visitors to Day Pond State Park will find the stone foundation reminders of the colonial era when water from the pond powered the nearby sawmill. N...
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Air Line State Park Trail

Smith Street
East Hampton, CT
The Air Line State Park Trail is the site of the former Air Line Railroad, built to connect Boston to New York City in the shortest route possible....
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Gillette Castle State Park

67 River Road
East Haddam, CT
It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point...
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Selden Neck State Park

Connecticut RIver
Lyme, CT
This island park is accessible only from the water. Formerly home to a farm and a stone quarry, it was cut off from the mainland by the powerful ru...
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Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA

271 West Main Street
Niantic, CT
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Rocky Neck State Park

244 West Main Street, Route 156
East Lyme, CT
About Us:Located on Long Island Sound in the town of East Lyme, 710-acre Rocky Neck is a popular recreation spot. The public now enjoys use of the ...
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Rock Neck State Park

244 West Main Street
East Lyme, CT
The beautiful, gently sloping, soft sandy beach, picnic areas, train watching, diverse trail systems and salt marsh viewing platforms mak...
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Brainard Homestead State Park

Creek Row Road
East Haddam, CT
Acres: 25 Activities: Bird Watching, Field Sports, Hiking Services:  Walk-in Park Fee: There is no parking fee at this ...
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Mono Pond State Park Reserve

1.5 miles south of Route 66 on Hunt Road
Columbia, CT
Activities: Bird Watching, Boating, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking, Hunting Services: Boat Launch , Parking
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Connecticut Valley Railroad State Park

1 Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT
In the late 1960s, Penn Central, then owner of the right of way that is now Valley Railroad State Park was planning to tear up the tracks and decom...
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Eagle Landing State Park

19 Bridge Road
Haddam, CT
Any acquisition of frontage along the Connecticut River is highly valued for its premium location and natural heritage significance. Eagle Landing ...
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Machimoodus State Park

128 Leesville Road
Moodus, CT
Machimoodus’s 300 acres are testament to the commitment of the DEP to acquire and preserve important landscapes for both active and passive r...
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