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Rocky Neck State Park

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Address: 244 W. Main St., East Lyme, CT 06357
Phone Number: 860-739-5471
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Great campgound. Great beach.

We love this state park for the close proximity to the beach. There is a bike/walking path from the campground. We have a TT and it would be nice if some sites were electric but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We love this state park for the close proximity to the beach. There is a bike/walking path from the campground. We have a TT and it would be nice if some sites were electric but we did okay on our battery. Bathrooms were okay. Our site was really nice with trees and good distance from other sites. Only issue I... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

My sister and I along with my 2 nieces spent the better part of the day at the beach. I have really fond memories of Rocky Neck having gone there with my family quite often. Unfortunately, the pavilion is now closed to visitors. In the morning the bathrooms were clean, but, by lunch time the floors were really muddy. They... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We camped here for one night in July. The path to the beach is paved and nice for bikes. The bathrooms were not very clean and the showers were not great. The beach itself is nice but it got very crowded in the late morning. The women's bathrooms were being renovated while we were there so we had to use... More 

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Cohoes, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Camped at Osprey loop with 4 teen girls and 2 adults on one site. Our site was on the small side and having a skunk friend living in a tree trunk made it seem a little smaller. Skunk was quite sociable unfortunately but really did no harm except got into a bit of trash at our site and another night... More 

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Springfield, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We recently went camping at Rocky Neck State Park in CT and while it is a very well maintained and beautiful park, I was a bit disappointed in that the camp ground area for tents was right next to two roads. The constant flow of traffic driving by made it seem like my tent was a toll booth on the... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My cousin and I visited Rocky Neck for a day in the sun. A short drive from Springfield, pay to park, and a short walk to the beach and we were ready to relax. Family friendly with no rip tide, small waves, and life guards on duty. Course sand is to be expected and small rocks before getting into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Often packed Rocky Neck never changes. Great for families. Amenities include bbq areas, camping, restrooms and food service. Trail system is fun as well including Bakers Cave.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice place to walk your dog in the off season. I'm afraid no dogs are allowed during the summer months which is a bummer. The beach is okay. Traffic can be a pain during holidays or events such as fireworks. So get there early!

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you are in 20's I suggest you find a different campsite to visit. I have been going to this campsite with a group of friends (all young professionals in their mid to late 20's) for 4 years now. This past trip, four park rangers came up to our site late afternoon to tell us we were being too loud.... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I brought my son and a friend of mine over the weekend oposed to going to Misquamicut or ocean beach. I'm saddened to say that I made the wrong choice. The amount of over crouding that allowed on this beach is unbelievable. It was so jam packed with people, you couldn't even see sand. The water was great and very... More 

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