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Camping Grounds Southbury CT

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YMCA Camp Oakasha
(203) 264-2817
1461 South Britain Road
Southbury, CT
 
Union Camp Corporation
(203) 426-9262
1 Edmund Road
Newtown, CT
 
Covered Bridge Day Camp & Conservation Center
(203) 426-5538
Covered Bridge Road
Newtown, CT
 
Judd Farm Day Camp & Nature Center
(860) 274-9146
1680 Guernseytown Road
Watertown, CT
 
Buck`s Rock Camp
(860) 354-5030
59 Bucks Rock Road
New Milford, CT
 
Middlebury Racquet Club
(203) 758-1727
950 Southford Road
Middlebury, CT
 
Cullens Youth Association Inc
(203) 426-1799
72 Taunton Lake Road
Newtown, CT
 
YMCA Day Camp Mataucha & Family Center
(860) 274-4820
270 Smith Pond Road
Watertown, CT
 
Candlewood Valley Tent Company
(860) 355-1908
147 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT
 
Trading Post
(860) 354-3276
314 Kent Road
New Milford, CT
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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