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Imagine yourself sitting around a crackling fire under the brightly lit night sky listening to the Shepaug River meandering downstream. At Steep Rock, campers are surrounded by nature. Steep Rock offers tent camping at three different sites located right along the River. We invite you to come experience Steep Rock in a new way!

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Camping Season: April 15 – November 15

Camping Fee: $35.00 per night, per camping site (fee includes firewood)

Please check availability by calling the office at (860) 868-9131 or email Once confirmed we will send you the camping application to be completed. Please note: Three business days are required prior to reserving a campsite so we have time to process your application and ensure the site is in good condition for your visit.

Maximum 20 campers per site at sites SR1 and SR2. Maximum 6 campers at site SR3.

Steep Rock Association is not your traditional campground.  We offer three remote and rustic sites in our Steep Rock Preserve.  There is no potable water so you must bring your own.  There is an outhouse between campsites SR1 and SR2 and now one at SR3, campers must provide their own toilet paper.  It is important to be bear aware and you can follow this helpful guide from DEEP.

The Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered in Connecticut; therefore, we will provide firewood at each reserved camping site. Please Do not bring firewood into Steep Rock Preserve.

Please see our full list of camping rules here.

If you prefer to pay by check, please CLICK HERE to open the camping application. Once the camping application is completely filled out, print the document and send it to our office along with your camping fee.