Hammonasset Beach State Park (Madison, Connecticut)

We spent a long weekend camping at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut.

Our review and photos of Hammonasset Beach State Park can be found on Hipcamp or theDyrt or here:

Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground is huge, family-friendly, and has direct beach access from the campground. There is no lifeguard on duty at the campground beach but lifeguards patrol the beach a mile or so north within the park. Smaller (car-top) boats can be launched from this area as well.

The campsites do NOT include a fire pit (or grill). You must bring your own or there are fire tub rentals available at the campground store.

The park includes a Nature Center complete with exhibits and activities, and hiking trails. Bald eagles can be seen on the nature reserve.

Expect long lines at the state park entrance fee station on the weekend if the weather is nice.

Try Hipcamp to discover campsites (or list your own land!). Use this link to sign-up and receive $10 in Hipcamp credit towards your first direct booking (not available for federal or state land)!

If you’d prefer to explore Hammonasset Beach State Park without having to camp, check out these Madison, Connecticut area accommodation options.

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Since our beach weekend included some rainy weather we checked out the local brewery scene: Steady Habit Brewing Company, Fox Farm Brewery (very good beer with beautiful grounds), 30 Mile Brewing Co., and New England Brewing Company. Cheers!

July 6 – 9, 2017

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