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Sleeping Bags Hamden CT

A review of sleeping bags for cold weather, 3 seasons, warm weather, children and families.

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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Kettletown State Park
(203) 264-5169
Southbury, CT
Campground Availability
18-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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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,

Kettletown State Park
(203) 264-5169
Southbury, CT
Campground Availability
18-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Aces High RV Park*
(860) 739-8858
301 Chesterfield Rd
East Lyme, CT
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiki

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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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Black Rock State Park
(860) 283-8088
Thomaston, CT
Campground Availability
16-Apr thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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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,

Sterling Park Campground
(860) 564-8777
Sterling, CT
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
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, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Lake Waramaug State Park
(860) 868-0220
New Preston, CT
Campground Availability
Weekend prior to Memorial Day thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Sleeping Bags For Family Camping



Sleeping bags come in many different sizes, colors and even shapes. There are hundreds of choices. How do you know which one is best for your camping needs? What are the differences? Does it really matter which sleeping bag you choose? Here I’ll offer some sleeping bag reviews, from the hard core camper to your typical family camping trip.

Winter Sleeping Bag Reviews



These sleeping bags are designed for cold weather conditions. They can withstand temperatures as low as -20 degrees, some even lower. The design is typically a mummy shape with a hood, which helps to evenly distribute the heat , lock in warmth and keep out the cold. When shopping for a winter sleeping bag, keep in mind that synthetic insulation has gotten more advanced over the years, but down insulation is also widely used, though more expensive. Down insulation can last for years, but does not do well if it gets wet or even damp, while synthetic insulation not only dries quickly but can also keep you warm even if it’s wet. These are for the extreme campers that often finds themselves in below freezing weather. They range in price from as low as $50 up to $800.

Three Season Sleeping Bag Reviews



These are considered to be the most versatile bags. They are made for temperatures as low as 20 degrees, but can be used in warmer weather as well. These bags can even be used in much colder weather with a little extra clothing, a liner, or a sleeping pad. They tend to also be mummy shaped with a hood. Three season sleeping bags are a good investment because of their versatility. They tend to range in price from $30 up to $500, depending on quality, insulation, brand, and temperature range.

Warm Weather Sleeping Bag Review



These tend to be the rectangular, heavier sleeping bags, although some are mummy shaped as well. These are best for warm weather, 35 degrees and higher. They are better for car, RV, and campground camping rather than backpacking. They are not as compact as the three season or cold weather sleeping bags and they weigh more. Warm weather sleeping bags tend to be the cheapest since they do not require special insulation, shell, zippers, etc. They are best for family camping trips to warmer places. These sleeping bags can be as inexpensive as $10 all the way up to $400, depending on style.

Family And Kids’ Sleeping Bag Reviews



Children have an entire line of sleeping bags designed just for them. These bags are made to fit smaller bodies and all styles are available, from cold weather to warm weather sleeping bags. There are mummy shapes, rectangular shapes, rounded shapes, bright colors, patterns, matching sets and even personalized bags. Children’s sleeping bags range in price from $10 all the way up to $500, depending of course on style, quality, brand, etc. There are also family sleeping bags to consider. While you can zip two regular sleeping bags together to make a double bag, there are sleeping bags already designed for two! These bags are nice and roomy. An advantage to buying a double bag is that since it is designed with 2 people in mind, it will be more efficient. There are cold weather bags, 3 season bags, and warm weather bags. They range in price from $40 up to $400.

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