Learn about camping and boondocking in Connecticut

Boondocking in Connecticut!

Boondocking in Connecticut is nearly impossible due to the shortage of federal recreation lands and limited state lands. There are some free camping opportunities, otherwise, most boondocking sites are based on the generosity of private businesses, such as casinos, rest areas, and boat ramps. Before you go boondocking in Connecticut, make sure you check the laws and regulations specific to camping on public lands in the state. You may need a permit or follow certain rules to avoid fines or penalties.

Connecticut Boondocking Map

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Connecticut Boondocking Maps

Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds in Connecticut

Updated: March 27, 2024

Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds in Connecticut is limited to just the one campground at West Thompson Lake in North...

Places to Camp for Free in Connecticut

Connecticut Camping Laws and Regulations

Is Boondocking in Connecticut Allowed?

Updated: March 28, 2024

No, boondocking in Connecticut is not allowed, at least not on public lands. Any boondocking or dispersed camping must be...

Connecticut Rest Area Rules

Updated: April 3, 2024

Is overnight parking allowed at Connecticut rest areas? How long can you stay at a Connecticut rest area? Can you...

Federal Lands in Connecticut