Mashamoquet Brook State Park RV & Campground Guide

Connecticut

A gorgeous park in Pomfret, CT, Mashamoquet Brook State Park is the perfect place to get in a helping of outdoor time. Here you’ll find such historic sites as the Wolf Den—the site of Israel Putnam’s legendary wolf slaying—and the Clayton Grist Mill. Natural attractions within the park include the “Table Rock” and “Indian Chair” stone formations, as well as the beautiful woods and clear brook located on the 1000+ acres of land. 

The weather in Mashamoquet Brook State Park is perfect in the summertime, when the water is warm enough for swimming. That said, hiking and picnicking can be done in the slightly cooler temperatures of Connecticut’s spring and fall. Winter in this park is very chilly, making it a much less exciting time to visit. 

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Weather
Spring 23-68 F
Summer 53-80 F
Fall 29-61 F
Winter 12-39 F
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Nearby Cities
Hartford, CT
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Of course, you’re going to need a place to stay during your visit to this amazing park. Because of the beauty of the area, the best lodging option is definitely camping. After all, who wouldn’t want to take full advantage of the lush nature that can be found around every corner in this part of the state?

All that said, sleeping on the ground certainly isn’t for everybody. Therefore, we highly recommend considering RV camping instead. This is where RVshare steps in. Our site has hundreds of amazing rental RVs just waiting to be taken on adventures like yours. 

Once you have your rental unit picked out, you will need to find a place to park it. The most convenient option is to park the rig in Mashamoquet Brook State Park. The campground in the park includes a total of 53 campsites. Showers and restrooms are available. However, only one site includes electric hookups. 

Can’t stay in the state park, or prefer to stay elsewhere? There are plenty of other options.

West Thompson Lake Campground

About 10 miles north of the state park is a lovely little campground called West Thompson Lake Campground. This park is nicely shaded with beautiful, secluded sites. Fishing and boating are both options at this campground, and rates are between $15 and $30 a night, making it a very affordable option. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes 

Other amenities: Dump station; shower houses; playground; horseshoe pit; disc golf

Charlie Brown Campground

Prefer to stay somewhere to the west of the park? Charlie Brown Campground might be a good option for you. This campground is nice and clean, with lovely landscaping. People love that it is family friendly, and the staff are beyond welcoming. This park is on the small side, so if you plan to stay here, be sure to make reservations.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes

Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; playground; special events

Peppertree Campground

Another great place to stay to the west of Mashamoquet Brook State Park is the privately owned Peppertree Campground. This park offers activities to keep guests entertained between visits to local attractions, as well as a variety of other amenities. Rates are a bit high, but considering what you get in exchange, we’d say they’re fair enough. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Propane; clean bathhouses; small store; planned activities

Brialee Family Campground

The perfect park for people on a budget, Brialee Family Campground has some of the best rates around. It does get busy, but that’s because it’s just so much fun, what with the many planned activities and recreational activities available. Make sure to take full advantage of these things during your stay!

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Swimming pool; clean bathhouses; pet beach; recreation opportunities; fishing; planned activities; small store

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What to Do at
Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Inside Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Now that you have your lodging sorted, it’s time to think about what you’ll do while in Mashamoquet Brook State Park. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to do in this park—but really, even just relaxing in nature is enough for some. 

Walking/Hiking — Every visit to a state park must include at least one hike, and the hiking at this particular park is absolutely lovely. The beautiful trees shade the trails and make everything green and wonderful to look at while walking. 

Swimming — Thanks to a pond that happens to reside in this park, swimming and water play are also possibilities. This is fabulous on hot summer days and offers a perfect way to cool off during your time spent outdoors. 

Fishing— Fishing is another great option for something to do during your visit. Be sure to bring all of your gear so you can see what you can catch!

Picnicking — Of course, you’ll want to eat something during your visit. Luckily, there are plenty of places to have an awesome picnic. Just make sure you grab the picnic basket before you head out. 

History Lessons History buffs will love the historic sites located in this park. The grist mill is particularly interesting, as it is staffed by people who can help you understand the history behind it. 

Outside Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Want to find some things to do outside of the park as well? Fortunately, there are plenty of other attractions in the area, as well as places to grab a bite. Below are some of our favorites. 

Restaurants

While you’re out and about, why not try one of the many local eateries? There are plenty of places to get a bite, so you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy. 

The Wooden Spoon

The Wooden Spoon is a great place to fill up on some good old-fashioned comfort food. Their breakfast is phenomenal, and their burgers, fish ’n chips, and steaks are just perfect. Bring an appetite because you’re definitely going to need it!

Type: Comfort food

Location: Ashford, CT

Sweet Evalina’s Stand

A simple roadside stand serving up simple foods such as pizza, sandwiches, fries, baked goods, and more, Sweet Evalina’s Stand is a Woodstock staple that you’re sure to love. When you’re looking for something filling, tasty, and quick, this is the place for you!

Type: American

Location: Woodstock, CT

Grill 37

Grill 37 is a wonderful upscale option for those looking for something on the fancier end of the spectrum. This restaurant changes its menu with the seasons, and everything they make is fabulous. Reservations are a good idea, as this place does get pretty busy on certain days. 

Type: Upscale

Location: Pomfret, CT

Sightseeing

Let’s begin by discussing some of the awesome sights there are to see near the park. Be sure to work one of two of these into your schedule. 

Old Furnace State Park

The perfect place to get in more outside time, Old Furnace State Park is a lovely place. The park offers some beautiful trails and is great for families, as well as those with pets. 

Location: Killingly, CT

Farms and Vineyards

There are several wonderful farms and vineyards in the area. Visit some animals, pick your own fruits or vegetables, or experience a wine tasting at one of these awesome places: Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Taylor Brooke Winery, Raspberry Knoll Farm, Devon Point Farm, Hillyland Farm.

Location: Windham County, CT

Quaddick State Park

Yet another awesome state park in Windham County, Quaddick State Park offers beautiful scenery, fishing, and swimming. It’s the perfect place for a summer BBQ, and even allows ice fishing in the winter. 

Location: Thompson, CT

Prudence Crandall Museum

Want to learn something new? If so, you’ll love Prudence Crandall Museum. This building holds quite a bit of historical significance, and the museum does a wonderful job of presenting information on the building and the people who used it to change the course of history. 

Location: Canterbury, CT

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How to Get to
Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Mashamoquet Brook State Park is located just off of Route 44 on the south side of the road. 

The address of the park is:

276 Mashamoquet Rd

Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Entering Mashamoquet Brook State Park

If you’re visiting during the week or if you are a resident of Connecticut, there is no fee to enter the park. Out-of-state visitors who choose to visit on the weekend will be expected to pay a small fee to park. Additionally, those who will be camping in the park will need to pay the appropriate camping fees. 

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