Rocky Neck State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located on Long Island Sound near the bustling communities of Waterford and Old Lyme, Connecticut, Rocky Neck State Park has a bit of everything. Before becoming a state park in the 1930s, Rocky Neck spent the 19th century as a plot for various fertilizer companies. Nowadays, this 708-acre park is open to the public and boasts tidal rivers and white sand beaches. Higher up, a 356-foot wood and stone pavilion stands as a reminder of the struggles of the Great Depression and is the largest Depression-era structure in Connecticut. Rocky Neck State Park is great for many activities, including fishing, hiking, and picnicking.

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Spring 31-65 F
Summer 59-80 F
Fall 37-73 F
Winter 23-53 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Rocky Neck State Park

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Aces High RV Park

If you're looking for a relaxing atmosphere Aces High RV Park is great for just that. This RV park feels like a close-knit community, complete with a pool, playground, and a river for boating and fishing. Amenities include water and electric hookups at 30 or 50 amps. A dump station and cable TV are available. Rates range from $85 to $95 a night.

The Island RV Park

At The Island RV Park, you can find yourself a lovely spot on the shores of Pattagansett Lake. Each RV site comes with cable TV and Wi-Fi, so you can always find out more about nearby attractions. Each spot comes with a picnic table and firepit, so be sure to relax around the fire. With 20- and 30-amp electric hookups, fresh water, a dump station, and clean showers, you'll have everything you'll need to rest in comfort. Rates vary from $70 to $95 a day.

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What to Do at
Rocky Neck State Park

Inside Rocky Neck State Park

There's plenty of opportunity for adventure at Rocky Neck State Park. If you're in the mood for relaxation, hang out on the white sandy beaches. Animal watchers will love it as you can find waterfowl like ospreys and herons. Go fishing, or try crabbing for something a little different. Visit the Rocky Neck Pavilion and have a party on its second floor. Add in some hiking trails, and you have something for everyone.

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How to Get to
Rocky Neck State Park

Rocky Neck State Park is located in southern-central Connecticut. Head northeast on I-95 North, and then, take exit 73 for Society Road. Turn left onto West Society Road. After 0.2 miles, merge onto I-95 S via the ramp on the left to New Haven. Merge onto I-95 South, and take exit 72 toward Rocky Neck/State Park. Continue for half a mile. Use any lane to turn left onto CT-156 East. Rocky Neck State Park will be on the right.

Entering Rocky Neck State Park

Rocky Neck State Park is open all year from 8 a.m. to dusk.

Rocky Neck State Park Entry fee (Connecticut vehicles) : $0.0

Rocky Neck State Park Entry fee (non-Connecticut vehicles, weekdays) : $15.0

Rocky Neck State Park Entry fee (non-Connecticut vehicles, weekdays after 4pm) : $7.0

Rocky Neck State Park Entry fee (non-Connecticut vehicles, weekends) : $22.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Rocky Neck State Park

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

The best time of year to visit Rocky Neck State Park is in the summer. From June through August, the weather is warm and sunny, making it perfect for swimming, hiking, and picnicking. The autumn months are also lovely, with crisp air and beautiful foliage.

What is the climate of Rocky Neck State Park?

The climate of Rocky Neck State Park is humid continental. The average temperature in the summer is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average winter temperature is around 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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

Yes, you must make a reservation for camping at Rocky Neck State Park. The cost is $22 per night for Connecticut residents and $27 for non-residents.

Are pets allowed at Rocky Neck State Park?

Pets are allowed in Rocky Neck State Park, but they must be on a leash always. You are also required to clean up after your pet.

Is Rocky Neck State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Rocky Neck State Park is accessible for disabled visitors by providing a paved, wheelchair-accessible trail. There are wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, picnic tables, and parking spaces.