Please take a moment to read our rules and make all members of your party aware of them. Strawberry Park and all of our guests thank you and your family in advance for your cooperation.
Be considerate of other campers. Do not do such things as cut through other campsites, keep an untidy site, or act discourteously towards other campers. Please be aware of published check-in and check-out times. We welcome you to remain at Strawberry Park beyond checkout time at no charge, provided you park vehicles and camping unit in the field across from the main entrance, also used for early arrivals.
Strawberry Park reserves the right to evict without refund any person or persons who, in our judgment, are creating a disturbance or participating in or causing undesirable influence or behavior. Strawberry Park is not responsible for injuries, accidents, fire, theft, or loss of valuables.
We have recently become a pet-friendly resort. Please read the new Pet Policy.
Strawberry Park is a pet-friendly resort campground, and we invite you to bring your dog with any campsite or rental reservation for an RV, Park Model or Cabin, with the exception of Park Model Rentals 354 & 359, which have been designated as “no pets.” In addition, we feature our “Strawberry Bark” fenced pet park where you may bring your dog to run free with other dogs. We do ask that everyone please be aware of our Pet Rules, as noted here.
- A maximum of 2 dogs per site are permitted. No commercial use permitted (ie breeding, sale or advertising sale of pets).
- Dogs of the following breeds are prohibited from the Common Interest Community: pitbull, rottweiler, doberman pinscher and staffordshire terrier
- “Strawberry Bark” as well as several other areas will be designated our fenced pet parks offered for those who wish to allow their dogs to run off-leash.
- Pets may be walked on campground roads in accordance with the following
- Dogs must remain on a leash of no longer than 7’ (no extendable leashes).
- Adults or teenagers may walk pets. Children cannot be held accountable for the control of your pet while walking off site without a responsible adult.
- In addition, while your dog may be walked on the roadways of the campground, please be advised that they are not permitted in or around any buildings, including the office, laundry and restrooms, or at any of the public recreation areas, such as playgrounds, the pool area, the rec center (open air pavilion hosting Bingo/Grill & Creamery), volleyball, disc golf, horseshoe pits, music festival venues or the ball fields. This includes “pocket pets” that are often carried around as a fashion accessory. Only certified service dogs are permitted in those areas.
- Walking pets after dark is discouraged, as nocturnal indigenous wildlife such as raccoons and skunks may be present.
- Please keep your pet off of other campsites, whether that site is occupied or not, as many campers take great pride in their yards & floral displays.
- Not everyone is a pet lover, so please don’t allow your pet to approach other campers who are not approaching them in a welcoming manner, especially young children.
- Even friendly dogs can react unexpectedly, especially in the presence of unfamiliar dogs. Use caution when allowing your dog to approach other dogs.
- During quiet hours, pets are limited to your own campsite.
- Pet owners must clean up after their pets, both on their own campsite and when walking pets, and must carry the proper equipment required to do so. Please dispose of bagged pet waste only in trash receptacles.
- Do not leave your pet unattended in any common areas off your site. No pets can be kept in an outdoor kennel. You must be with your pet while it is outdoors. No unattended pets can be tied out, and length of tie-out must not extend into roadways, other sites or common areas.
- Be sure to bring a current copy of your pet’s vaccination certificates. All pets are required to have collars and tags with identifying owner information.
- Visitors of registered campers are not allowed to bring pets into the Park.
- While pets may be transported on permitted golf carts, please don’t bring pets to areas they are not permitted, generally described as the playfields and the pools and surrounding areas (specific information is available at the office and noted above). No one wants to hear a dog howling at a poolside band or bonfire performer or barking at Bingo.
Excessive barking, especially during quiet hours, will not be tolerated. If a pet creates a nuisance or disturbance, the owner of the offending pet will be asked to remove that pet from the campground. Any pet left unattended on site and causing a disturbance may be removed by the dog warden, with any fees being charged to the pet owner.
Bicycles and scooters must be ridden in a safe and responsible manner. This includes returning all bikes/scooters to your site by dusk—no bike riding after dark. Any bike/scooter left out after dark will be locked up overnight for the safety of the rider. The use of helmets is required for all cyclists under the age of 18. Please use bike racks when possible. There is no riding in the area of the rec center and playgrounds, walkways, stages or on the basketball courts. Strawberry Park reserves the right to impound any bike that is being ridden in an unsafe manner (including riding after dark) for the remainder of the camper’s stay. Skateboards are prohibited entirely, and roller blades may not be used in any area in which bikes are prohibited. See “Vehicles” below for permitted uses of electric scooters.
Quiet Hours & Curfew
Unreasonably loud noise levels or profane language will not be tolerated at any time. Quiet hours are observed from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) and 11:30 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. on weekends. Portable audio equipment is to be used on site only and at an unobjectionable volume. No fireworks of any type are permitted, including “sparklers.” All children and persons under age 21 must return to their sites by 11:00 p.m. No Golf Cart Traffic is Permitted after 11:00 PM. All recreational facilities must be vacated upon the conclusion of that evening’s scheduled event. Unaccompanied minors out after hours may be escorted back to site by security, with parents notified. Repeat offenders will be subject to removal from the Park. During quiet hours, please realize sound travels easily. We reserve the right to end any gathering that, in our judgment, disturbs quiet hours. Any campers arriving after the start of quiet hour may be directed to an overflow area until morning to prevent any late set-up from disturbing those around you.
All guest vehicles must park in the visitor parking area and display current guest pass from rear view mirror. Day visitors must leave by 11:00 p.m. and return pass to gate attendant to receive return of security deposit. Visitors remaining after this time will be charged the overnight visitor fee in addition to any guest fees already paid. Campers are responsible for the behavior of their guests. An adult presence (21 & over) at campsite is required for any guests to be present. Children and teenagers may not be left within the Park without an adult present.
All vehicles must display current pass from rear view mirror. Vehicles must be parked on site or in visitor parking. There is no parking along roadways, in front of restrooms, or at recreation areas, such as the pool or horseshoe pits. Cars are not to be used for in-park transportation. Drivers should exercise caution when entering and exiting the campground, recognizing our Speed Limit of 8 MPH. Pedestrians & cyclists should stay to the side of the roads and not impede vehicular traffic. Other motorized vehicles (motorcycles and mopeds) may be used when entering and exiting the campground only, and motorcycles should not be used during quiet hours. The use of ATV’s or gas scooters within the Park is prohibited. Electric Scooters are strictly prohibited, unless the scooter is manufactured for and to be used by a handicapped individual. Golf cart rentals are available, but no outside carts may be brought in to Park (except those registered by individual campsite owners and long term seasonal campers). There is no washing of cars, and RVs may not be power-washed during the summer, or on weekends in May through October.
No Smoking Areas
There is NO SMOKING in any of the buildings at Strawberry Park. This includes the restrooms, laundry, arcade and adult rec center. There is also NO SMOKING at the pools, as well as under the recreation center. Smoking is prohibited within the “playing area” of all scheduled activities. Per CT State Law, NO SMOKING by anyone under age 18.
Parents must exercise supervision over their children in the pools. There is NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY. Please read and become familiar with the posted pool rules. NOTICE: ONLY USCG APPROVED FLOTATION DEVICES MAY BE USED. This prohibits all inflatable devices and many other swimming aids. Please check to see that your child’s flotation device is USCG approved. No persons incontinent or children in diapers are permitted in pools. Disposable swim pants (“Little Swimmers” by Huggies) permitted for toddlers.
Please bring your trash and recyclables to the collections bins located throughout the campground.
Due to the threat of invasive species such as the Asian Longhorned Beetle, in accordance with the CT DEP, NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD may be brought into Park. All campfires must remain within the fire ring at a reasonable level. All fire rings must be left in place. Do not tamper with stone walls for any reason. Do not cut, deface, or anchor anything to any trees or shrubs. This includes hammocks, tarps and clotheslines. Only trailer-mounted clotheslines are permitted. In accordance with state law, there shall be no discharge of gray water, except into an approved dry well, and may not be run onto the ground. If not released into a dry well, you may drain into a bucket and empty the dish & shower water at the dump station, or sign up for a pump-out. Sewer hose (3″) may be run into Park sewer connections only and may not be used to discharge gray water into a dry well. Sign ups for on-site pump-outs must be made with the office prior to 9AM. The use of outdoor carpet is limited to one section NOT LARGER THAN 2’ X 2’. This prohibits the use of large sections of carpet outside of an RV. Tents and floored screen houses are prohibited on sites 1-54 and 101-109. Absolutely no “house type” refrigerators are permitted. Any small (max. of 4 cubic ft), portable, locked refrigerators are subject to an electrical surcharge of $2.00 per night. Boats requiring a trailer must be parked in storage or in Visitor Parking. Any approved site work that creates objectionable noise (power tools, leaf blowers etc) is restricted to weekdays in the spring and fall, and prohibited between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Due to insurance constraints, the use of skateboards is prohibited. No firearms of any kind are permitted, including BB guns or paintball guns. For safety reasons, motorized toddler vehicles may not be used off your site. Rollerblades/bikes/scooters may not be used on the basketball courts or at the rec center. “For Sale” signs are prohibited (see Sales Office for consignment information). Display of alcoholic beverages is not allowed. Glass bottles, keg beer and drinking game behaviors are prohibited entirely. Please note Check-in and Check-out times.
Have a great stay—and allow everyone else the same!
An important message from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service…
Moving firewood can spread insects and diseases that kill trees.
Please . . . Buy firewood where you camp!
Firewood carries insects and disease that kill trees.
- 100,000,000 elms killed by Dutch elm disease
- 30,000 hardwoods already destroyed to control the Asian longhorned beetle
- 20,000,000 ash killed by the emerald ash borer
Why is moving firewood such a bad idea?
Tree-killing insects and diseases can lurk in firewood. These insects and diseases can’t move far on their own, but when people move firewood they can jump hundreds of miles. New infestations destroy our forests, property values, and cost huge sums of money to control.
Purchase locally harvested firewood at your destination rather than bringing any with you. This has the added benefits of saving you money through increased fuel economy (loading your car up with heavy cargo—logs being the perfect example—can cut fuel efficiency and end up costing you at the gas pump).
Connecticut campgrounds are following the lead of other states in prohibiting non-local firewood from being brought into CT campgrounds. You may purchase firewood from Strawberry Park or other local providers after you have checked in. However, the only way to ensure that wood arriving with you at the gate is local:
Transporting wood can also transport invasive pests like the Asian longhorn beetle. These unappealing imports can then infest forests and decimate tree populations, and have caused major damage as close as 40 miles from Strawberry Park.
For more information, visit the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection at CT DEP.