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Camping Grounds Willimantic CT

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Camp Horizons Inc
(860) 456-1032
Babcock Hill Road
Willimantic, CT
 
Water Works Canoes & Kayaks
(860) 456-0558
165 Storrs Road
Mansfield Center, CT
 
Lake Williams Campground
(860) 642-7761
1742 Exeter Rd
Lebanon, CT
 
Highland Campground
(860) 423-5684
42 Toleration Rd
Scotland, CT
 
Channel 3 Country Camp
(860) 742-2267
73 Times Farm Road
Andover, CT
 
Holiday Hill Day Camp
(860) 423-1375
41 Chaffeeville Road
Mansfield Center, CT
 
Waters Edge Family Campground
(860) 642-7470
271 Leonard Bridge Rd
Lebanon, CT
 
Highland Camp Ground
(860) 423-5684
Toleration Road
Scotland, CT
 
New London County 4-H Camp
(860) 642-6131
37 Kahn Road
North Franklin, CT
 
Eden Camp & Retreat Center
(860) 455-9231
108 England Road
Chaplin, 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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