Welcome to Nelson’s Family Campground … “Where Families Make Memories”

Owned and operated by the Gustine family since 1964, Nelson’s Family Campground is located on 175 scenic acres in the heart of central Connecticut. Whether for the day, week, month or season, the campground is an ideal place to camp, relax and enjoy the great outdoor life with your friends and family. Every year thousands of families, many of them repeat customers, find their way to Nelson’s to join us for loads of fun activities, visiting many nearby attractions, and just kicking back and escaping for a while. We cater to all ages and lifestyles and welcome tent & popup campers, full time travelers, seasonals, and weekenders alike. As we celebrate over 50 years in the camping industry, we invite you to visit and experience all the family fun and camping excitement that we have to offer.

Clean grounds at Nelson’s Family Campground
Aerial view of Nelson’s Family Campground
Potato sack race at Nelson’s Family Campground

For Your Enjoyment

Themed Weekends with Scheduled Activities
Group or Club Areas
60' Swimming Pool
Snack Bar (limited hours)
Recreation Hall
Ticket Redemption Games
Pool Tables
Horseshoes • Shuffleboard
Basketball • Volleyball
Softball and Soccer Fields
Boating Nearby
Mini Golf
Hiking • Fishing
Cable TV
Pets Allowed (on leash)

For Your Convenience

Flush Toilets
Hot Showers ($)
Picnic Tables
Firewood & Ice Sales
Camp Store
Emergency Phone
Dumping Station
Mobile Sanitation Service
Traffic Control Gates
540 Acre Lake (1/4 mile away)
Wi-Fi in Rec Hall & on Sites ($)
On-site RV Sales & Service
Online Reservation Requests
Toll-Free Reservations: 1 866 445-6520