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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

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

Fifth-Wheel

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

Toy Hauler

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

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

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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.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Stonington is a small town tucked away to the extreme southeast corner of Connecticut. The town sits a short distance away from Charlestown, RI, and Narragansett, RI, and just across the Stateline from Westerly in Rhode Island. Stonington is home to the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, which is Connecticut’s single largest coastal property set aside for wildlife management. The park also sits a few miles from other parks such as the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and the Burlingame State Park, which is popular for its hiking trails. For your next vacation, search for an RV in New London County and have the time of your life traversing New England in a travel trailer.

Barn Island Wildlife Management Area encompasses approximately 1000 acres of deciduous forest, tidal marshes, and coastal scrub woodlands. The park is considered as one of Connecticut’s finest wild coastal areas, which makes it very popular among motorhome camping enthusiasts in the state. When camping at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, you’ll have access to a vast range of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking. The park is also a prime spot for birding, and hunters flock into the park for deer hunting during winter. If you’re a culture seeker state park RV camping across Connecticut, some of the nearby towns include New London, CT, and Norwich, CT.

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Getting Outdoors

When camping in a rental motorhome at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, you’ll not be running out of good hiking trails to give a try anytime soon. The 1.4 mile long easy rated Paffard loops Trail in Stonington is an ideal trail for stretching your legs before attempting more challenging trails such as the moderate 3.1 miles long North, West, South, and East Fire Road Loop.

If you’re a birding fanatic RV camping at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, don’t forget to carry a pair of binoculars and a camera while hiking as the park is a birding hotspot. The perfect blend of saltwater and freshwater marshes provide a good habitat to a couple of bird species such as egrets, mergansers, and black ducks. Bring along some bug spray s the marshes are also a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Do you have a boat? Bring it along. Barn Island Wildlife Management Area doesn’t have a beach, but there’s a public boat launch providing access to the well-sheltered waters of Little Narragansett Bay and Fishers Island Sound. If you’re up for some swimming, point your rental RV towards Misquamicut State Beach or East Beach.

Camping at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area

Planning to rent a camper near Barn Island Wildlife Management Area? There are lots of campgrounds in the area to choose from depending on your needs. The Seaport RV Resort in Old Mystic is ideal if you’re looking to camp as close to the park as possible. The RV Park has pull-thru sites that are equipped with electric and water hookups, not to mention cable TV and WiFi. Additional amenities include a camp store, a pet area, and a pool.

Alternatively, consider the Mystic KOA in North Stonington. Just like in most KOA campgrounds, Stonington campers get access to full hookups complemented with WiFi and cable TV. The big-rig accessible campground also has more amenities such as laundry facilities, propane, and picnic shelters. To keep active, campers can access outdoor courts, horseshoes, and a playground for the little ones.

Exploring the Area

After renting an RV in Stonington, take advantage of your set of wheels by exploring as much of the surrounding attractions as possible. Did you know that Stonington is Connecticut’s oldest village? Nestled by the ocean about halfway between New York City, the charming town is best explored on foot. Start off by visiting the Old Lighthouse Museum, which is regarded as an enduring symbol of maritime history.

If you’re into photography, bring along a camera as the view off the top of the Old Lighthouse Museum is spectacular. On a clear day, you’ll be able to get views across three states. Follow it up with a visit to Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House. The building was once home to Nathaniel Brown Palmer, a ship designer, and pioneering Antarctic explorer. The highlight of the 16-room Victorian mansion is a model of his 47-foot sailboat Hero, which was used to discover the Antarctic Peninsula.

If time allows, hop on a boat and sail across to Enders Island, an 11-acre island sitting at the base of the Mystic River. The island is home to a couple of attractions such as Enders House, an old arts and crafts style mansion. The island also hosts the Catholic Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption, which is well known as the final resting place of the incorrupt arm of St. Edmund of Canterbury.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Trail, RIBarn Island Wildlife Management Area, RI
  • Napatree Point Conservation Area Trail, RIBarn Island Wildlife Management Area, RI
  • Rhode Island Coast Scenic Drive, RICharlestown, RI
  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Trail, RIBarn Island Wildlife Management Area, RI
  • River Road, CTIndiantown Park, CT
  • Westerly Town Forest Trail, CTNorth Stonington, CT
  • Pequot Woods, RIBluff Point State Park, RI
  • Grills Preserve, RIEast Beach State Beach, RI
  • Pawcatuck River: Bradford to Burdickville, RIEast Beach State Beach, RI
  • Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve Trail, RIBluff Point State Park, RI

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