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Family RV Campgrounds Guilford CT

Traveling with children a long distance can be a real trial, but it doesn't have to be. Here are top 5 suggestions of how to keep them happy and yourself sane on a family trip.

Hammonasset Beach State Park
(203) 245-1817
Madison, CT
Campground Availability
18-May thru 9-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Saltwater Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Riverdale Farm Campsite
(860) 669-5388
Clinton, CT
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Wolf's Den Family Campground
(860) 873-9681
East Haddam, CT
Campground Availability
First weekend in May thru Last weekend in Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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Totoket Valley RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (203) 484-0099
244 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT
Campground Availability
17 Total Camp/RV Sites, 13 20 Amp Service, 13 30 Amp Service, 13 50 Amp Service, 17 Electric and Water, 13 Electric Only, 13 Full Hookups, 13 Sideouts,
Services
Cable TV, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site,
Recreation
Fishing,

Little City Campground
(800) 421-7116, (860) 345-4886
741 Little City Road
Higganum, CT
Campground Availability
50 Total Camp/RV Sites, 50 Electric and Water,
Services
Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake, Swimming Pool,

Totoket Valley MH & RV Park
(203) 484-0099
New Haven, CT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
River Fishing

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Devil's Hopyard State Park
(860) 526-2336
East Haddam, CT
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Memorial Day Weekend
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Stream Fishing, Horseshoes, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Nelson's Family Campground
(860) 267-5300
East Hampton, CT
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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Riverdale Farm Campsites
(800) 421-7116, (860) 669-5388
111 River Road
Clinton, CT
Campground Availability
222 Total Camp/RV Sites, 222 Electric and Water, 100 Full Hookups, 42 Max RV Length, 25 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Fishing, Planned Activities, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake,

GrandView Camp Resort
(800) 421-7116, 860-873-3332
89 North Moodus Road
Moodus, CT
Campground Availability
50 Total Camp/RV Sites, 50 Electric and Water,

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by RA Manseau · 2 Comments  

Three children in car

ARE WE THERE YET? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if those words had never been invented! Traveling with children a long distance can be a real trial, but it doesn’t have to be. I have raised four children and have six grandchildren and I love taking them with me. I have learned what works well, what works for a while and what not to bother trying. (Don’t bother telling them to be quite or still! They really can’t do either very long.) Here are my top 5 suggestions of how to keep them happy and yourself sane on a family trip.

Preparations for Traveling with Children

Snacks

Children are always hungry and thirsty. It will cut down the whining if they don’t have to go hungry and thirsty the whole trip. When packing for the family trip plan mess free snacks, stay away from chocolate or any other melty sticky gooey food stuff that you don’t want to clean off the seats, floors and windows. Bring bottled water, and a felt tip pen to mark names on bottles. Don’t bring anything in the car that when spilled will make a sticky stain. Doesn’t Natural Law state, “The messier the mess the more likely the spill?”

Allow extra time

Depending on just how far your family trip is and how much time you have. Plan time for scheduled restroom breaks. Don’t let restroom stops be optional! If you plan restroom stops at even intervals and make everyone get out of the car and “try” to go, you will have a lot less, “But, I didn’t have to go then.” Even with scheduled stops there will be times when traveling with children that they need to “go.” And, there isn’t anything to do then but stop the car. But if you make them at least try to go potty at the scheduled stops, you will find the necessity for unplanned stops greatly reduced.

Little girl in puddle

Take extra clothes

It is inevitable that if you don’t take extra clothes on your family trip, you will end up at the store buying them or have a child that is cold and miserable for hours. Children spill, fall down, find puddles and wet there pants. That is just the way they are, they really can’t help it! Bring a plastic bag to put the wet clothes into so they aren’t soaking into the carpet or worst case scenario, stinking up the car. It only takes an extra few minutes of preparation to save a lot of bother later.

On the Family Trip

Be free

Family trips are about everyone in the family having a good time. Children love to feel empowered and free. They love to think that you put everything on hold for them. One of the best memories I hear my children talk about was a time when we were on a 6 hour drive home and we passed a sign on the freeway that said, “Zoo next exit” They were tickled pink when I said, “Do you want to go to the zoo?” The choice was theirs, they were empowered, and by doing something totally off the plan they felt free. (So did I) We got home a little later than I had planned and I was tired the next day. But, I wo...

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