Pachaug State Forest RV & Campground Guide


The Pachaug State Forest began with 1,011 acres of land in 1928. In 1933, Camp Lonergan was established in the forest. As more funding continued to come in, more acres were bought to expand the forest; today, Pachaug covers 26,477 acres. This area was once tribal land of the Mohegan, Narragansett, and Pequot, and the forest is filled with red maple, sugar maple, pine, oak, and hemlock trees, with a large portion of the land being state-managed for the New England cottontails. Other wildlife living in the forest includes white-tailed deer, foxes, raccoons, squirrels, reptiles, and other small game animals. Three popular cities nearby are Voluntown, Norwich, and Danielson, Connecticut.

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Spring 27-69 F
Summer 56-83 F
Fall 32-74 F
Winter 18-42 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Pachaug State Forest

Whether you're looking to stay overnight or longer at Pacgaug State Forest, an RV is the ideal camping option. A recreational vehicle gives you a warm cozy place just like home with a comfortable bed, private bathroom, and fully stocked kitchen. If you don’t own an RV, consider an RV rental from RVshare. You can choose from various models that fit your family's budget and size. 

Natures Campsites

Natures Campsites offers 97 spacious RV sites and other camping alternatives. Water, electric, and sewer hookups are available on many of the sites. This pet-friendly campground also offers free Wi-Fi, two swimming pools, a recreation hall, a dump station, and so much more. Fun activities nearby include casinos, ocean beaches, antique shops, and restaurants. RV rates start at $54 per night on weekdays and $61 per night on weekends.

Ross Hill Park Family Campground

Ross Hill Park Family Campground sits on 50 picturesque acres along southeastern Connecticut’s Quinebaug River. All RV sites have water, electric, and sewer hookups as well as free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Pets are welcome. Other amenities offered here include a snack bar, playgrounds, a swimming pool with a sandy beach, and four dump stations. There is also a camp store with ice, RV supplies, firewood, snacks, and other small items. RV rates start at $55 per night.

Circle C Campground

Circle C Campground features a natural setting by the shoreline in northeast Connecticut. There are pine-shaded and grassy sites with water, electric, and cable hookups. Here, you can swim in the man-made pond, fish, canoeing, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities. The campground has organized activities for all ages, from hayrides and horseshoes to pot-luck dinners. RV rates start at $43 per night.

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What to Do at
Pachaug State Forest

Inside Pachaug State Forest

Inside Pachaug State Forest, you'll find many hiking trails that pass through the area, with the most popular ones being Pachaug, Nehantic, Quinebaug, and Narragansett. Some of the trails permit horseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Boating and freshwater fishing are other fun activities that many visitors do on the Pachaug River, which flows through the center of the forest. Camping, picnicking, snowmobiling, and hunting are also popular pastimes in Pachaug State Forest. 

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How to Get to
Pachaug State Forest

If you're traveling from Voluntown, you'll want to head north on Lillibridge Avenue towards CT-138 East. You'll need to take a left onto CT-138 West, and then, in 0.3 miles, make a right onto Dep Trail One Road. Within a short distance, turn left onto Fire Tower Road. Follow signs to the Pachaug State Forest. 

Entering Pachaug State Forest

Pachaug State Forest is open from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset, and the recreational areas are open from sunrise to sunset.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pachaug State Forest

What is the best time of year to visit Pachaug State Forest?

Pachaug State Forest is an all-year attraction, offering splendid and colorful vistas in the fall, verdant growth in the summer, gorgeous flowers in the spring, and abundant activities during the winter.

What is the climate of Pachaug State Forest?

Like most of New England, Pachaug State Forest's climate is crisp in the fall and winter while remaining mild during the spring and summer. There are occasional "Nor'easters" that bring rain and snow, however.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Pachaug State Forest?

Birds and reptiles make up the majority of wildlife in Pachaug State Forest. Toads, salamanders, and frogs, along with the occasional snapping turtle, mingle with pigeons, swans, and the whip-poor-whil.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Pachaug State Forest?

Split between two main campsites, there are roughly 40 spots for RVs at the park. There are no electric, sewer, or water hookups, but you may use generators during certain hours.

Are pets allowed at Pachaug State Forest?

Interestingly, both dogs and cats are welcome at the park. Both must be leashed, so your cat might not enjoy itself unless it's leash-trained. Guests must clean up after their pets.