Camping @Steep Rock

SEASON: APR. 15th – NOV. 15th

CAMPING FEE: $35 per night / per camping site. Fee includes firewood.  To Reserve a Campsite: you must call the office at 860.868.9131 to confirm availability and reserve your campsite.  

3 Beautiful Campsites

Imagine yourself sitting around a crackling fire under the brightly lit night sky listening to the Shepaug River meandering downstream. At Steep Rock, campers are surrounded by nature. Steep Rock offers tent camping at three different sites located right along the River. We invite you to come experience Steep Rock in a new way!
SR1 <span class="arizona-font">Campsite</span>

SR1 Campsite

This site is suitable for group camping. Amenities include a grill, a campfire ring, two picnic tables, and a firewood rack. An outhouse is located on the woodland path between sites SR1 and SR2. No vehicle access; parking is in the main lot at the entrance to the Preserve.

Directions: Located on the west bank of the river, Site SR2 is approximately a 0.9 mile hike down the trail.

SR2 <span class="arizona-font">Campsite</span>

SR2 Campsite

This site is suitable for group camping. Amenities include a grill, a campfire ring, two picnic tables, and a firewood rack. An outhouse is located on the woodland path between sites SR1 and SR2. No vehicle access; parking is in the main lot at the entrance to the Preserve.

Directions: Located on the west bank of the river, Site SR2 is approximately a 0.7 mile hike down the trail.

SR3 <span class="arizona-font">Campsite</span>

SR3 Campsite

Set in the pines a short distance above the river with a beautiful view north. Amenities include a campfire ring, picnic table, and firewood rack. There is now an outhouse at campsite SR3.

Directions: Vehicle access; This site is located on the east bank of the river near the end of Tunnel Road (just before the road climbs upward) and down a short path off the small parking area.

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PLEASE NOTE: Three business days are required prior to reserving a campsite so we have time to process your application and ensure the site is in good condition for your visit.

Steep Rock Association is not your traditional campground.  We offer three remote and rustic sites in our Steep Rock Preserve.  There is no potable water so you must bring your own.  There is an outhouse between campsites SR1 and SR2 and now one at SR3, campers must provide their own toilet paper.  It is important to be bear aware and you can follow this helpful guide from DEEP.

The Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered in Connecticut; therefore, we will provide firewood at each reserved camping site. Please Do not bring firewood into Steep Rock Preserve.

Please check availability by calling the office at (860) 868-9131 or email info@steeprockassoc.org. Once confirmed we will send you the camping application to be completed.

Please see our full list of camping rules below.

If you prefer to pay by check, please CLICK HERE to open the camping application. Once the camping application is completely filled out, print the document and send it to our office along with your camping fee.

CampsiteRules

Please note: Three business days are required prior to reserving a campsite so we have time to process your application and ensure the site is in good condition for your visit.

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  • Camping Season: Apr. 15th – Nov. 15th
  • Arrival time: 2:00 PM;
  • Departure time: 11:00 AM.
  • Style: Tent camping only.
  • Camping fees: $35.00 per night, per camping site.
  • When to pay? Pay upon submitting camping application (see below).
  • Dogs? Dogs are permitted but must be leashed at all times and up to date on rabies vaccines.
  • Max 20 campers per site at sites SR1 and SR2. Max 6 campers per site at site SR3.
  • Only non-alcoholic beverages permitted.
  • Fill and level all holes and ditches
  • Pack in all equipment. No motorized vehicles allowed. Park cars in designated parking areas.
  • Leave the site neat and clean.
  • Campfires are permitted only in designated grills and/or fire rings. Do not leave fires unattended. Steep Rock Association reserves the right to ban campfires in unsafe conditions.
  • Firewood? Do not cut timber or collect wood. Use only firewood provided at site.
  • Do not harm trees by chopping, carving, or driving nails.
  • Pack out all refuse.
  • Please bring your own TP.
  • Quiet Hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily.

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