Black Rock State Park RV & Campground Guide


Black Rock State Park spans 444 acres of breathtaking forest and lake. Visitors can swim, hike, take in the views, and learn about the Native American lore and history of that area of Connecticut. Hiking trails offer views of Black Rock, Black Rock Lake, and Black Rock Pond, and autumn visits are a wonderful time to see the colorful New England foliage. 

Weather at the park isn’t too extreme. Winter temps can dip just below 30F, and summer highs are around 78F. The park gets precipitation an average of 1-2 weeks per month, year-round.

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Spring 57-70 F
Summer 76-78 F
Fall 58-73 F
Winter 46-48 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Black Rock State Park

There is RV camping available at the park, with modern restrooms with flush toilets and showers, and dump stations available. The campground has electric and water hookups and a picnic table and grill at each site. If you decide to RV camp, you can rent one from RVshare.com, where you’ll find a variety of options - one is sure to be perfect for you and your family. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you with your RV trip. You can rent an RV near your home and head to the park on a road trip, or if you’d prefer, you can fly nearer to your destination and rent an RV there. Along with camping right inside the park, you can try one of these nearby campgrounds. 

Branch Brook Campground

Branch Brook is directly across from Black Rock State Park, and close to fishing, boating, and beaches. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: n/a

  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, swimming pool, rec hall 

Cozy Hills Campground

Cozy Hills Campground has gem stone mining, a 12-acre fishing pond, canoes and kayaks, arts & crafts, and more. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: pool, outdoor laser tag, arcade, fishing pond, arts & crafts, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, weekend entertainment

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What to Do at
Black Rock State Park

Inside Black Rock State Park

The park is in the rolling hills of the Western Highlands, and offers many activities! Black Rock Pond, which got its name from the graphite deposits settlers were allowed to mine by the Native Americans, has steep, wooded ledges with a variety of trees. Take in the scenery while hiking the Mattatuck Trail, which connects the park to the Mattatuck State Forest.

You can also fish and swim at the park. 

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How to Get to
Black Rock State Park

From Route 8 north: Take Exit 38. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp to first traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light onto US Route 6 west. The park entrance is a 1/2 mile on the right on US Route 6.

From Route 8 south: Take Exit 38. Go straight ahead at the end of the exit ramp to US Route 6 west. The park entrance is on the right.

Entering Black Rock State Park

There is an entrance fee for Black Rock State Park. Fees don't apply to Connecticut residents.

Black Rock State Park Weekdays : $10.0

Black Rock State Park Weekends : $15.0

Visiting Black Rock State Park is a wonderful way to experience the lush Connecticut landscape. There are so many outdoor activities and ways to learn about the history of the area.  While you’re on your trip, don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or send us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Black Rock State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Black Rock State Park?

The best time to visit Black Rock State Park is in late spring and early fall. Despite being in the mountains, the Georgia heat still makes summertime pretty hot. Early to mid-fall brings milder temperatures and colorful leaves.

What is the climate of Black Rock State Park?

Black Rock State Park may be in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but it's still in Georgia. Expect warm, humid weather for the majority of the year. Winter brings cold temperatures with a fleeting chance of light snow.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Black Rock State Park?

Black Rock State Park is home to both brown and black bears. There are also white-tailed deer, foxes, bobcats, and possibly mountain lions. The rivers and streams are filled with rainbow trout and bass.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Black Rock State Park?

There are designated RV campsites within the park. They offer water and electric hookups. The campground also offers a picnic shelter and hiking trails that connect with the park. There's a lake for swimming and fishing, too.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Black Rock State Park and what is the cost?

You don't need to reserve a camping spot in the park, but you risk not having a spot to sleep for the night, as the park stays busy throughout the year. Camping fees range from $34-$38 per night.