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This site 24 is about 30 from the Housatonic River.
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Connecticut
Litchfield Hills Region
Housatonic Meadows State Park
HOUSATONIC MEADOWS STATE PARK
HOUSATONIC MEADOWS STATE PARK
159 Macedonia Brook Road
Kent, Connecticut   06757

Phone: 860-672-6772
Toll Free: 866-287-2757
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Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Campground site 24'
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This site 24 is about 30 from the Housatonic River.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Great Blue Heron'
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Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Great Blue Heron in Flight'
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Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Great Blue Heron'
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Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Great White Egret'
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Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Housatonic River'
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This was taken at the Housatonic Meadows Campground.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Housatonic River'
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Lowest water level in many years.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Housatonic River'
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The lowest level seen in years due to the draught in 2010 according to the local residents.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Tranquil Moon'
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This shot of the moon was captured looking east across the Housatonic River from the campground.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Housatonic River'
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The Housatonic River runs right next to this camping Park.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Hatch Brook Falls'
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Hatch Brook Falls is short drive north of Housatonic Meadows Campground. Park and take the blue blazed trail next to the cascading brook. The Appalachian Trail intersects the Blue Trail at the top of this hike.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Campground'
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This photograph gives you an idea of how close the campground is to the Housatonic River.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Shaggy Mane Mushrooms'
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A pleasant sight when we drove to our camping spot were these shaggy mane mushrooms. We harvest and eat mushrooms through the warm months and these are listed as edible choice in our bookreference Mushrooms Of North America by Orson K. Miller, sixth printing 1984.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Tranquil on the River'
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Our camping spot was about 30 feet from rivers edge as show here.

Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Rivers Edge'
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Housatonic Meadows State Park
'Moon Before Dusk'
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Notice the fly fisherman in the river.

Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank at Housatonic Meadows evokes a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass.
History of the Area
Located in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River amid the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank gives the overnight visitor a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river (including the park shore) is limited to fly fishing.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
Housatonic Meadow Campground offers 95 sites in a rustic setting near the Housatonic River. The camping season begins in mid-April and ends December 31.
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Rent My Camper.com, Inc - Shirley, NYMotor Home Campers
We'll Hook You Up with all the comforts of home including heat and AC. We deliver, setup and pickup. Our campers sleep up to 10. Just bring your food and clothes we've covered everything else, even clean linens and towels Camper is supplied with pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, utensils, all your kitchen needs.
78.5 miles from park*


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 5 As perfect as you can get. by William Pardue
My wife and I have camped there for years. The mountains are right behind it for hiking and the river is just in front for kayaking anc canoeing. Close by is beautiful Kent with its art galleries as well as Kent Falls. Just driving up along the river on route 7 is worth the trip.
October 3 great camping by Gary Jordan
This is a great place to camp right on the Housatonic River (fly fishing only; catch and release). Visit my pictures on this site.
July 2 A Family Favorite
I grew up camping at this campground with a group of families for over 25 years. The group has disbanded but now my husband and I go with friends. It is great to be back!


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Directions
From the North - Great Barrington or Pittsfield, MA areas: travel south on Route 7 into Sharon, CT. The park is located along Route 7 in the Town of Sharon approximately 3 miles south of the West Cornwall Covered Bridge and approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4.

From the South - Greater Danbury area: travel north on Route 7 into Sharon, CT. The park is located along Route 7 approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4 and approximately 3 miles south of the West Cornwall Covered Bridge.

From the East - Hartford area: travel west on I-84, take Exit 39. Continue west on Route 4. From Cornwall Bridge after crossing the Housatonic River, turn north on Route 7. The park is located in Sharon, CT along Route 7, approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4.

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