Community Conduct

The Nickerson Family prides itself in providing a family-friendly community for all of its guests; where parents can relax comfortably, while their children enjoy the playgrounds, and explore the nature around them.

To maintain a pleasant environment here at Nickerson Park, we ask that all guests and visitors adhere to the following ground rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience:

  • All guests and visitors must register at the main office upon arrival, and receive a car pass that should be hung in the front window during their stay.
  • Campers registering must be at least 21 years old.
  • One family allowed per site: A family is two adults and their children under age 21 y/o.
  • Check-In and Check-Out Time is 3:00 PM. Please Call Ahead to see if your site is available for early Check-In. Early arrivals will be charged standard day-rate of $6/Person.
  • Ct State law requires that all visitors register at the lodge upon arrival.
  • Visitors who do not register at office upon arrival will be asked to leave.
  • Visitors must park their vehicles in the main parking lot at the lodge.
  • Visitor fees apply to anyone over 3 years old.
Quiet Time:
  • All campers are expected to be considerate of other guests and neighbors at all times.
  • Quiet time is maintained between 10 PM and 8 AM.
  • Children ages 3-12 should be at their own sites by 10 PM unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Teens should be on their own sites by 11 PM.
  • Outdoor/Tent Radios and TVs are to be kept at volume restricted to site, and turned off by 10pm out of consideration for nearby guests.
  • Bicycles are not to be ridden after dark.

Profanity in any form is prohibited.

Alcohol and Elicit Substances:
  • Responsible alcohol consumption is permitted on camp sites.
  • Open containers are not permitted outside of camp sites.
  • Use of elicit or illegal substances is not permitted on the premises.
  • Management reserves the right to terminate tenancy of guests for behavior deemed objectionable.
  • Nickerson Park is a Pet-Friend Campground, and allows 2 pets per site.
  • Owners must have all Rabies Certifications for pets entering the campground.
  • Pets must be on leash at all times.
  • Dogs should not be left unattended at any time.
  • Children at not to walk dogs without a responsible adult.
  • Owners must clean up after their pets immediately.
  • Barking dogs will not be tolerated.
  • Campground speed limit is 5 mph and strictly enforced for children’s safety.
  • Guest vehicles should display car passes whenever on the grounds.
  • Driving or Parking on surface other than the roads or parking lots, such as the lawns, is strictly prohibited.
Fires and Firewood:
  • Due to the threat of invasive species, the State of Connecticut mandates that NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD MAY BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PREMISES.
  • Fire allows inside of provided rings only, and Fire Rings are not to be moved.
  • Fires must not be left unattended for any reason.

Firework and Firearm use is prohibited, as is the use of Bows and Arrows.

Cleanliness and Trash:
  • Site cleanliness is expected at all times.
  • Dumpsters are provided for trash only.
  • Chemicals, auto parts, or any large items are not allowed in or around the dumpsters.
Site Maintenance:
  • Use of Nails, Hangers, Fasteners, Ropes, or Other Objects affixed to trees is strictly prohibited, and will be removed by management.
  • No storage sheds or porches allowed without prior permission from management.
  • No washing or repairing automobiles or recreational equipment allowed.

As Nickerson Park is a private campground, the management of Nickerson Park Family Campground reserves the right to terminate the tenancy of any camper or visitor without notice.