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Black Rock State Park Campground

Tucked into the scenic rolling hills of the Western Highlands, 439-acre Black Rock State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Steep, wooded ledges covered with pine, hemlock and oak provide the setting for Black Rock Pond, whose name is derived from the local graphite deposits the early settlers of the Naugatuck Valley were allowed to... Read More

Tucked into the scenic rolling hills of the Western Highlands, 439-acre Black Rock State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Steep, wooded ledges covered with pine, hemlock and oak provide the setting for Black Rock Pond, whose name is derived from the local graphite deposits the early settlers of the Naugatuck Valley were allowed to mine by the resident Indians around 1657. Visitors can enjoy the scenery of the Western Highlands while hiking the blue-blazed Mattatuck Trail, which connects the park to the woodland sections of the Mattatuck State Forest.

There are 78 sites in a wooded and field settings available in Black Rock Campground.  The camping season begins in mid-April (weekends only from 3rd Saturday in April until Memorial Day Weekend) and ends September 30. Dumping station, bathrooms, showers, fishing, swimming, no pets.

Rustic cabin rental: all cabins are 14 feet by 17 feet, have two rooms and can sleep six. There is a double bed in the front room and two bunk beds in the back room. Cabins do not have kitchens or bathrooms. Learn more.

Pricing: $17/night for CT residents. $27/night non-CT-residents. $50/night rustic cabins for residents. $60/night rustic cabins for non-residents. (Plus Reservation Processing Fee)

Dates of Operation: Late Apr.-mid-May (weekends only). Mid-May-Sept. (daily).

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Location:

Rte. 6
Watertown, CT 06785

Amenities:

Fishing, Swimming

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