Nickerson Park

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Nickerson Park Family Campground is nestled deep in the Natchaug River Valley, beneath the sights and sounds of civilization. Separated from the 12,000 acre Natchaug State Forest by the cool, clear, trout-stocked, Natchaug River, Nickerson Campground offers excellent trout fishing, swimming and relaxing family tube floats down the river. The Natchaug State Forest offers abundant wildlife with fine hiking, mountain biking and wonderful photo opportunities. river.gif (94428 bytes)Wildlife species include white-tailed deer, wild turkey, pheasant, squirrels, rabbits, mink, otter and more. Awaken to songbird melodies with the morning sun and when the campfire dies, and the conversation and coffee slows, enjoy star shows that rival those found in Montana’s Big Sky Country.

Chris and Diane Nickerson and their sons John, Paul and Henry, welcome you to Nickerson Park Family Campground, where they continue the family tradition and share the wonderful world of camping with friends and family.


Phone: (860)455-0007

Total Sites: 100


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


From Hartford, CT, take Rte. I-84 East to exit 59. Follow Rte. 384 into Rte. 6 towards Providence, RI. & Willimantic. From Willimantic, take Rte. 6 East to junction of Rte. 198. Follow Rte. 198 North for 4 ½ miles. Campground on right. From Sturbridge, MA, take Rte. 84 West to exit 69. Take a left onto Rte. 74 East. Follow Rte 74 to end. Take left on Rte. 44 East. Go to Rte. 198. Take a right onto Rte. 198 South. Go 4 miles. Campground on left. From Providence, RI., take Rte. 6 West to Rte. 198. Take right onto Rte. 198 North. Follow Rte. 198 North for 4 ½ miles. Campground on right.

Pet Policy

Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a leash at all times. We do not allow Pit Bulls or Rottweilers in the camp. Dogs are not to be left unattended at anytime. Children are not to walk dogs. Owners must clean up after them immediately. Barking dogs will not be tolerated.

Campground Rules

Rules And Regulations are to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable camping experience. REGISTRATION: Please register upon arrival and use car pass. Camper registering must be 21 years of age. One family per site (a family consists of husband, wife and unmarried children under the age of 18. Check in time 3 p.m. Check out time is 3 p.m. VISITORS: CT State Law requires that all visitors be registered at the office upon arrival. Visitors must park in front of the rec hall. Visitors fees apply to anyone over 3 years of age: Regular Weekends Day Visitors $4./person Overnight $8/person Weekend $15 Holiday and Special Weekend Rates Day Visitors $6/person Overnight $12/person Weekend $20 All day visitors must leave the grounds by 10 p.m. CURFEW HOURS: All campers are expected to be quiet and considerate between the hours of 11p.m. and 7 a.m. Children ages 3-12 must be at their own site by 10 p.m. unless accompanied by their parents. Teens on their own sites by 11p.m. BICYCLES are not to be ridden after dark. SPEED LIMIT: A 5 mile per hour speed limit shall be maintained throughout the campground for the safety of all, especially children. FIRES & FIREWOOD: Firewood may be purchased at the camp store. Fires permitted in fire rings provided and must not be left unattended. Wood Pallets are not to be stored or burned in the camp. DUMPSTERS: Dumpsters have been provided for trash. Absolutely none of the following: Chairs, mattresses, antennas, car-parts, doors, or any other non burnable items are allowed. FIREWORKS & FIREARMS: Fireworks and discharge of firearms are not permitted at any time. Also the use of bows and arrows is strictly forbidden. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: No kegs allowed. The excessive use of alcoholic beverages will not be tolerated. The management reserves the right to terminate the tenancy of a guest for reasons the former shall deem objectionable.


Winter Storm Warning

4:02 AM EDT on March 20, 2018
8:00 AM EDT on March 22, 2018
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Tuesday 03/20/2018 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies this morning will become overcast during the afternoon. High 43F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 03/21/2018 90%
Periods of snow and windy. High 33F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 5 to 8 inches. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 03/22/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday 03/23/2018 20%
Cloudy. High 44F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 03/24/2018 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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