While this campground is very expensive, it's one of the best options in Central Connecticut.

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The Basics:

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price per night / Discounts: $45 / Price is $45 per night on weekdays, $60 per night on weekends. Several discounts are available including 10% off for stays longer than 4 nights, 15% off for stays longer than 5 nights, 10% off for Good Sam, and 20% off for members of the military.

Campground website: Bear Creek Campground

Our Site #: 17 EW

Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):

3/5: All of the sites here are pull through sites and all of them are opposing sites, meaning, you pull in and your neighbor pulls in the opposite way - which is typically terrible. However, in this case, the sites are extremely long and wide, so you really aren't facing your neighbor. You'll be at one end of the very long driveway, while your neighbor will be at the opposite end of the very long driveway. All things considered, it wasn't terrible. There are also large grassy areas between the sites, and there are a fair number of trees throughout the campground. While it's not great privacy-wise, we've stayed in a lot worse places.

Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):

5/5: Given the utter dearth of campgrounds in Central Connecticut, this place is fantastic. It's about 15 minutes off the highway and within minutes of all necessities. If you're a Tiffin owner trying to get service work done at Connecticut Motorcars, this is the place to camp. That facility is just about 10 minutes down the road.

Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):

3.75/5: While the sites are very large, we had to use our levelers which is a bummer. However, the 50 amp service was solid, and the utilities were easy to get to. Unfortunately, this place is water/electric only, but there is a dump station. Yhe station is pretty narrow and would be a challenge to get into with a very large rig, but it can certainly be done.

Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):

4/5: You can make online reservations, but when I tried doing it, the system was down. No big deal - the folks who work there are very friendly and helpful.

Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):

4/5: AT&T was solid.


We weren't expecting very much from a campground built to service an amusement park, but we were pleasantly surprised by this place. Not only is it very convenient for the campground-desert that is Central Connecticut, but the campground itself is pretty nice. The sites are very large, they keep people spread out, there are nice amenities within the campground (the bathhouse is brand new and has individual bathrooms, there is a large souvenir and supplies store, playgrounds, etc...) It is horribly overpriced compared to W/E sites out west, but Connecticut simply doesn't have many options, so they can command top dollar. Next time we're in the area, we'll most definitely come here.

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