With just 20 sites located in Connecticut’s Pachaug State Forest, Green Falls Campground is small and remote. It’s the perfect fit for the outdoorsman (or woman) looking to get away from it all and enjoy the surrounding miles of hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding trails.
Pachaug State Forest is the largest forest in the state’s forest system, with 27,000 acres of land on the Rhode Island border. There are several, very popular hiking trails that are accessible nearby the campground, ranging from seven to 30 miles. One even travels into Rhode Island. Trails that are multi-purpose and meant for snowmobiles and horses, as well as hikers, are marked clearly.
Other recreation at Green Falls Campground includes fishing at Green Falls Pond for trout, bass, bullhead, and pickerel. There is a boat launch for the pond and a small sliver of a beach where swimming is possible.
The campground is also very popular for motorcyclists in the area. The Enduro off-road motorcycle trail winds throughout the forest for 58 miles and is marked with white labels and red arrows on trees and signage. The trail is only open to those with current motorcycle registration and licenses and is not open to ATVs. If traversing one of these trails on foot, stay alert.
Do note this is a somewhat-primitive campground, as there are no showers and only compost toilets, no drinking water available and very limited cell phone coverage.
Pets are limited to one per campsite and must be kept on a leash of seven feet or less. Dogs should have up-to-date rabies vaccinations and owners will be required to show proof of these vaccinations upon arrival. Pets must never be left unattended. As you would during any pet outing, bring along your own supplies for cleaning up after them and leave your campsite as you found it, with no remains from either your pet or your camping party.