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Kettletown State Park is situated along the Housatonic River and Lake Zoar in Connecticut and is open May-September. It has 68 camping sites (open or wooded) as well as youth group camping. My family camped here for two nights on our way up to Cape Cod and we enjoyed our stay. It has a fun family atmosphere and seems to appeal to families with young children. As of 2011 possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited June through September so consider yourself warned.
The campground consists of 605 acres and offers camping, swimming, fresh water fishing, picnicking and hiking (click for pdf hiking map). The trails are fairly short and easy, though quite pretty - ideal for children. There are cool pools of water and mini-waterfalls back along some of the wooded trails.
Pros: Pretty and wooded. Good for kids.Cons: Short hiking trails.Tips: If you're not camping with children this might not be ideal for you.Rating: 3/5