Kettletown State Park RV & Campground Guide

Connecticut

Kettletown State Park

covers 605 acres that were originally inhabited by the Pootatuck Indians, a part of the Algonquin group. While the Pootatucks were great fishermen and hunters, they subsisted mostly by farming and raised beans, squash, tobacco, and apples. They also developed a drum communications system that could carry a message over 200 miles in two hours. In 1919, the original Pootatuck village was covered by water, as a result of a dam constructed by the Connecticut Light & Power Company. Lake Zoar is now the fifth largest freshwater body in the state. 

Weather at the park doesn’t get too hot and dips down into chilly temperatures in the dead of winter. Summers peak at a little over 80F, while lows in winter can get down to 21F. There’s about a week of precipitation every month of the year.

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Weather
Spring 47 F - 68 F
Summer 77 F - 80 F
Fall 51 F - 73 F
Winter 36 F - 41 F
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Nearby Cities
Southbury, CT
Newtown, CT
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Kettletown State Park

There is RV camping available at the park, with modern restrooms with flush toilets and showers, and dump stations available. 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.

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

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

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What to Do at
Kettletown State Park

Inside Kettletown State Park

There are lots of ways to enjoy the nature of the park! Hiking trails wander through the area and take you up to panoramic overlooks above Lake Zoar. See the variety of plants and animals that call the area home as you hike the Pomperaug Trail. There is also freshwater fishing available.

Outside Kettletown State Park

There are lots of quaint towns and places to visit near the park as well. Get a better feel for Connecticut’s history, or grab a delicious bit to eat nearby.

Restaurants

There are several places to eat after a long day of hiking and swimming at the beach! 

Farmhouse Restaurant

This farm-to-table eatery features seasonal menus with food sourced from the farms, fields, and oceans just steps away from where you’re eating.

Type: American, seasonal

Location: Newtown, CT

Newtown Pizza Palace

Grab a slice (or a whole pie...or two) at this fast, easy pizza place that bills itself as “The tastiest pizza on the planet.” Google reviewers seem to agree.

Type: Pizza

Location: Newtown, CT

Shopping

Just In Antiques at The Brickhouse

The Connecticut Antiques Trail can begin here - in one of New Milford’s most historic buildings, the John Glover Noble House. Browse the offerings they have here from local estates and finds, then continue antiquing your way around the state.

Location: New Milford, CT

Sightseeing

Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center

The Museum shares both the ancient and modern history of Waterbury and the surrounding areas. See exhibits and local artwork, and learn about the iconic American brands that got their start nearby, like Sunbeam Bread. Prices: $5 for adults and free for kids

Location: Waterbury, CT

Everwonder Children’s Museum

The museum was founded by a group of mothers who enjoyed taking their children to other children’s museums and wanted one in their community. The small space is packed with hands-on exhibits and activities, designed to cultivate a love of learning in children and “encouraging them to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them.” There are exhibits in science, tech, engineering, arts, and math. Prices: $7 for adults and children

Location: Newtown, CT

Rowanwood Farm

Visit Connecticut’s only USDA licensed “llama hiking adventure” company. Join a mini llama hike and take them on the trails surrounding the property, or try a Cria Crawl and see llamas right on the farm. You can also tour the farm and see other animals on the rescue ranch. Prices: Llama hikes begin at $30/person

Location: Newtown, CT

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How to Get to
Kettletown State Park

Off Interstate 84: Take Exit 15, and head south onto CT Route 67. Take a right at the first traffic light if coming from the west, and a right at the second traffic light if coming from the east, onto Kettletown Road. Continue for approximately 3 miles on Kettletown Road. Take a right onto Georges Hill Road. Park is located on the left approximately 0.6 miles down.

Entering Kettletown State Park

There is an entrance fee of $15 for out of state vehicles on weekends. Entrance is free for Connecticut vehicles.

Vehicle Entrance Fee : $15

Out of state vehicles on weekends.

Visiting Kettletown State Park is a wonderful way to experience the beautiful New England landscape. There are so many activities and ways to learn about the history and ecology 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!