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Branch Brook Campground

In the gently rolling hills of Thomaston, Connecticut is Branch Brook Campground, a family-friendly camping destination showcasing the very best of what the state has to offer. This pleasant New England getaway is located within an hour's drive of both Hartford and Waterbury, meaning the conveniences of civilization are never out of range when you're camping at Branch Brook Campground. This top-rated RV park is surrounded by nature, in the rural countryside of western Connecticut where some of the state’s best hiking trails and nature parks can be found.This relaxing Thomaston campground is equipped with a variety of private, spacious campsites to accommodate both RV rentals and tent campers for tranquil camping trips. Guests can camp by the Branch Brook, with undisturbed views of the waterway where fishing and boating are both possible. Most of the sites are set up with electric and water hookups, as well as cable TV and wireless internet.The main feature of Branch Brook Campground, aside from the Branch Brook, is the in-ground swimming pool that provides a refreshing and relaxing space to beat the summer heat. Horseshoe pits, communal picnic areas, modern shower and bathroom areas, laundry facilities, a fishing pond, and a recreation lounge with arcade machines and a pool table help you unwind and enjoy your time when you book an RV in Litchfield County.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

When you decide to do some Thomaston camping, few places are set up quite like Branch Brook Campground when it comes to having access to the great outdoors. The RV park is surrounded by recreational areas and nature parks, like the Mattatuck State Forest to the south. There are miles of trails carving through this delightful natural area, along with caves to explore and rock-climbing areas too. Black Rock State Park is adjacent to the forest, connected by a few of the nature trails. The park is named and known for Black Rock, a large rock face overlooking the valley below, with dazzling views and challenging hiking routes. There are swimming and fishing areas to make use of in the small park.Stillwater Pond State Park is a short drive north of your RV park in Thomaston, and is home to some peaceful hiking trails and a pond of its own. This spectacular natural area in Torrington features a 100-acre pond that is an impoundment of the larger West Branch Naugatuck River. Fishing, boating, and swimming are possible while visiting the park, with specialized, paved boat ramps available to the general public.Take an hour's drive south toward New Haven, and you can visit other fantastic parks like Sleeping Giant State Park and West Rock Ridge State Park, both with mesmerizing geological features, lofty vantage points, and excellent hiking trails. Rock climbing is possible in both parks, so don’t forget your climbing gear if you want to experience these natural rock faces with varying degrees of difficulty.

City Attractions

Like many small towns in New England, Thomaston has its fair share of historical sites, old colonial-style homes, and quiet streets with locally owned businesses ready to greet you. Dine on local foods in small-town eateries, peruse the art galleries in town, or visit museums like the Railroad Museum of New England which celebrates the historical legacy of locomotives in the Northeast. The museum features an old depot that has now become a main part of the institution. A train ride is also part of the rail-themed experience when you visit this gem of a learning destination.Over in nearby Bristol, you can find some other dazzling attractions, like the American Clock & Watch Museum or the New England Carousel Museum, which both pay homage to the past in different ways. Over 1,500 pieces are housed in the American Clock & Watch Museum, with watches and clocks from a variety of periods representing an assortment of unique styles and features. The New England Carousel Museum has more than just carousels, with wings of the museum dedicated to Greek culture, local artwork, and firefighting history in addition to a fully restored carousel and a gift shop.Also found in Bristol is the ESPN headquarters for the internationally known sports broadcasting network, where tours can be given to the public. Lake Compounce is a famous theme park by the lake where you can have some thrills on amazing wooden roller coasters and water-based attractions.Don't wait to explore this scenic, vibrant region of Connecticut; start planning your stay with a travel trailer at Branch Brook Campground today.


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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.