Kettletown State Park RV & Campground Guide


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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Spring 47 F - 68 F
Summer 77 F - 80 F
Fall 51 F - 73 F
Winter 36 F - 41 F
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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.

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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.

Kettletown State Park Vehicle Entrance Fee : $15.0

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!

Frequently Asked Questions About Kettletown State Park

What kind of wildlife can be found in Kettletown State Park?

Several types of wildlife roam Kettletown State Park. During your visit, you might see black bears, deer, rabbits, squirrels, and racoons. You might also spot various birds, including northern cardinals, chipping sparrows, blue jays, and American goldfinches.

Are pets allowed at Kettletown State Park?

Pets aren’t allowed in campgrounds or on the beach at Kettletown State Park. If you keep them leashed, you're welcome to bring your pets to the picnic areas and hiking trails.

What is the climate of Kettletown State Park?

Kettletown State Park typically experiences moderate summers and chilly winters. It can be as cold as 22 degrees F during winter, with significant snowfall. It also rains fairly regularly throughout the year.

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

The summer is the perfect time to visit Kettletown State Park. It rarely gets too hot to be comfortable, and between June and August, it should be consistently warm for enjoying outdoor activities.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Kettletown State Park?

The Kettletown State Park Campground is home to 61 campsites, all of which can accommodate RV camping. Only one of the sites features full RV hookups. There's an on-site RV dump station as well.