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Salt Rock State Campground


120 Scotland Road
Baltic, CT 06330
860.822.0884
No Email Address
http://dep.state.ct.us/stateparks/camping/#saltrock
5 Reviews
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My site was wonderful and huge. My friend reserved #37 next to me but we wound up only using Site 38 for two tents, a canopy and two cars. There were bits of trash left on the site from guests before us, wrappers and bottle caps, etc. Otherwise, it was great to have so much space to ourselves. Our dogs loved wandering into the woods and rarely did anyone pass by. There was a lot of noise from distant sites but it all sounded like people were having a good time. Saturday night parties seemed to last until 2am. We rented from Saturday to Monday. When we checked in Saturday evening, we bought two firewood bundles and the worker was really friendly and even carried the wood to the car. However, when we went back on Sunday afternoon to purchase more, we found that the office was closed until Monday morning. We had to drive around on the road and begged with the staff at Highland Campground (very friendly and will probably try them next year.) The lesson here is to buy it all in one stop when the office is open. The bathrooms/showers are unacceptable and the reason that I will not return. The bathroom closest to us was one building split into two rooms, man and woman. When you open the door to the woman’s side, you are immediately faced with a dirty toilet, a dirty shower, a dirty sink and large metal trash can (no lid). There are no stalls, no soap and, at times, no toilet paper. If you walk up to use the bathroom and hear the shower running, that is your cue to start the trek toward the bathroom diagonally across the large recreation field. That bathroom has three dirty toilets (in stalls, thank goodness), two dirty showers (no stalls, just the shower curtain) and three dirty sinks. While it also lacked soap, it did have toilet paper every time that I used it. I normally forgive a certain level of dirt in campground bathrooms. It is expected that people will bring elements of the outdoors in with them, plus the person to toilet ratio. These bathrooms reached a new level. If we travelled in a trailer/RV that had its own bathroom, I would go back but, as a tent camp, nope, never.

Received from Pamela for visit in Aug 2012


Site Number: 38
Stay Again? NO
Very nice staff. Beautiful spot. Had the entire campground to ourselves, which we loved. The nicest children’s playground to date. It was shaded. The RV park was remote and off the highway. No general store. No pool access even as late as June 1st. It was covered and crawling with vegetation. There was no internet or cable. No telephone reception. We had to drive 10 miles to a McDonalds to get internet or phone. If you hope for any type of connection to the outside world, you will be disappointed. On the other hand, if you wish to be entirely isolated and relax, Salt Rock Camping is perfectly serene and safe.

Received from csd for visit in Aug 2011


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Stay Again? YES
Really nice quiet place!

Received from for visit in Jun 2010


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Stay Again? YES
my friends and I chose Salt Rock 3 years ago for our first group camping trip. We've been back every year since. We reseve the group sites every time. The campground was simple, clean, and the staff was very pleasant. I would more than recommend this campground for a nice relaxing stay.

Received from Ben for visit in Apr 2007


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
It turns out this place suited our needs just fine. It's an easy 40 minutes north of Mystic and served well as a jumping point for our visit. It used to be a private campground which, if they got the nicely isolated W/E sites closest to the river up and running, would be fairly large. As it is, there are 71 individual sites (23 with at least W/E hookups) and two group camping areas. A huge open field is the focal point of the area, bordered by about half the sites. Only sites 1-7 are out in the open, the rest are shaded. Notably decent sites were #35-38, 46, 47, 49, 67 and 71; there were only a few which were poorly situated. The adjacent Shetucket River was nice to look at, but was running too fast and high to be good for the fishing it promised. Apparently, there are typically better conditions on the river. The campground had some trouble keeping up with the water usage and tried to limit showering on Sunday. It looked as if they were able to keep at least the toilets operating through the whole weekend. For a big weekend and the number of people there, the campground was reasonably quiet, with only the occasional generator/kid-screaming/dog-barking/loud-music sounds.

Received from Milkman for visit in May 2006


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES



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