Travel & Attractions
From New York / New Haven
Take I-95 North to Exit 62. Take a left off of the ramp, take your first right onto Duck Hole Road, then take your first left onto a small bridge. Take a left at the bridge and follow River Road for approximately 2 miles and the entrance will be on the left. (There will be blue camping signs at the exit.)
From New London / Rhode Island
Take I-95 South to Exit 62, take a right off of the exit ramp, take your first right onto Duck Hole Road, then take your first left onto a small bridge. Take a left at the bridge and follow River Road for approximately 2 miles and the entrance will be on the left. (There will be blue camping signs at the exit.)
From Hartford / Springfield
Take I-91 South to Route 9 Middletown, take Exit 9 off of Route 9, take a right onto Route 81 to Killingworth / Clinton. Follow for approximately 10 miles until traffic circle. At the traffic circle continue on Route 81 and take your second right onto Greenhill Road. Take your fourth left onto River Road for approximately 2.5 miles. The entrance to the campground will be on the right.
The lovely tidal wetland setting of Indian River Marina is ideal for shallow-draft vessels and allows convenient access for sailing and fishing on Long Island Sound and paddling in the rivers running into Clinton Harbor. Rent a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard and launch directly into the Indian River, or you can arrange a drop-off to other nearby waters.
The Clinton Outlets offers name brand shopping at a great price. Find brand names in the many available stores for your shopping delight, all merely a few miles from our campground.
Nestled in the shoreline town of Clinton, Connecticut Chamard Vineyards strives to be your next food and wine destination. The vineyard, established in 1983, grows 20 acres of grapes on property and is made into the award-winning Estate Reserve wines. These wines and others exclusively made by the winery highlight the tastings in the tasting room. The farm gardens provide bountiful fruit, vegetable, and herb harvests used in the on-site bistro.
Gillette Castle State Park looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.
The Valley Railroad Company – operating the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat – has been serving the lower Connecticut River Valley since 1971. Their mission is to keep alive the rich mechanical, industrial, and transportation heritage of Connecticut through the continual operation of vintage steam and diesel locomotives and passenger coaches. The best-known excursion, the iconic Steam Train & Riverboat ride, operates from May through October, with daily operation during the summer months.
The Bounce! Fun Center located in Clinton, CT offers children the ability to leap and somersault through the Bounce! Fun Centers multiple inflated slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses while their parents watch on, confident in the fact that their young ones are protected from harsh landings by pockets of giving air.
Lucky Hook Charters specializes in a personalized boating experience on the beautiful waters of Long Island Sound. Inshore fishing consists of sea bass, fluke, porgy, blackfish, scup, striped bass, and bluefish. The Lucky Hook also heads offshore for some of the best charter boat shark fishing around. Boating with Lucky Hook Charters is like being on the water with an old reliable friend.
A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park is more than just another day at the beach. Connecticuts largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.
Clam Castle is a local favorite offering their world famous fresh seafood. A shoreline landmark that has been in Madison, CT for about 60 years, their menu offers a “clam shack menu” that features fish and chips as well as more traditional summer foods, including hamburgers and hot dogs. While traditionally a seasonal eatery, year-round options are being explored which will feature a breakfast and lunch menu in the fall and winter months.
Visiting Chatfield Hollow State Park allows visitors to hike the trails in search of Indian caves, explore the jagged rocky ledges and recesses, relax by the cooling waters, or picnic in the soft pine woods.
The Opera Theater of Connecticut, founded in 1986, provides professional artists with the vital opportunity to realize their talents in the practice of their crafts. The Opera theater allows access to the performing arts to a wide audience by presenting high quality productions at an affordable price and brings the performing arts into communities not regularly serviced. MainStage productions are fully mounted and accompanied by an orchestra of professional musicians.
Nestled in between a protected residential area and Hammonasset Nature Preserve, Cedar Island Marina is a perfect choice. Cedar Island Marina offers the community a complete summer experience. From those looking to go fishing early on a Saturday morning, those looking to relax with their families on a Sunday afternoon, or those looking to stay up way too late on a Friday night, you will find like-minded individuals here.