Nestled deep in the Natchaug River Valley, Nickerson Park Family Campground offers an escape from the bustle and noise of every-day life, while positioning guests at the heart of over 12,000 acres of State Forest.

Whether you prefer tenting along the river, or rolling in style in larger buses, Nickerson Park offers a wide range of campsites; from riverside sites with water, electrical and cable connections, to full-hookup pull-through sites that include 50 amp electrical service and on-site sewer.

The section of the Natchaug River that trails along the banks of the campground is designated as a Trophy Management Area (TMA). Well-stocked with a variety of large trout, the clear waters and dynamic terrain, including deep pools and large rapids, offer our guests access to world-class fishing, and fun for all ages.

Visit the Trophy Room to see previous catches.

Asian Longhorn Beetle

State and Federal regulations prohibit the transport of firewood throughout Connecticut.

To comply with these regulations, Nickerson Park does not allow outside firewood to be brought onto the grounds.

Sunday Service

Join us each Sunday from 9-10 am, during the camping season, for a time of fellowship and worship.

Each week, a different local pastor brings the Word.

Free coffee and bagels provided.

Giving Back

When you stay at Nickerson Park, your vacation helps families in our back-yard, and around the globe.

Nickerson Park donates over 10% of all camping fees to supporting 30+ Non-profits, Charities, and Missionaries.

The Natchaug State Forest offers no shortage of adventure for the outdoor enthusiast.

Over 12,000 acres of woodlands, streams, marshes, and ponds, provides an ideal location for fishing, hiking, birding, and more.

Click Here to Explore the Natchaug Forest

About Us

Since 1967, the Nickerson Family has been dedicated to providing its guests with a family-friendly environment to experience the joys of camping.

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(860) 455-0007

1036 Phoenixville Rd
Chaplin Ct, 06235

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We now offer you the ability to reserve sites, and make payments online through the Reservation Portal.

For more availability, group bookings, and extended stays, please call our staff or fill out an online reservation request.

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