By Janet Serra

Posted: 05/17/2018 10:57:44

Bear Creek Campground is one of Connecticut's most amazing campgrounds in the Litchfield Hills and opens in May. This campground is part of Lake Compounce, a family-friendly destination with an award-winning roller coaster, several water parks, and even an antique carousel. 

Bayou Bay is an enormous wave pool that is the perfect place for youngsters and teens alike and is the perfect place to splash around.  Another top two attractions is a family rafting experience that twists and turns down Mammoth Falls and if you like to slip and slide at top notch speed, try out the slide called the rip tide racer.  For younger kids five and under, the lazy Croc-O- Nile river wade pool is a perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day.  If your kids love pirate ships, don't miss Clipper Cover, a pirate ship that has a 3-- gallon dump bucket and a ship that fires water out of cannons.

In addition, don't miss the Phobia Phear Coaster which is the newest thrill at Lake Compounce and the most unforgettable moment of all.  It is New England's first triple launch coaster with speeds of up to 65 miles per hour and a blood-chilling cobra roll 150 feet in the air!  One of the most amazing rides is the award-winning  Boulder Dash that is the #1 wooden roller coaster in the world that wends down a mountainside around boulders and through the New England woods.  For folks that like nostalgia the park also offers a ride on the Wildcat Roller Coast that has been thrilling families since 1927.

At Bear Creek Campground families can pitch a tent, rent an RV site or rent a one or two bedroom cabin, cub hut or even a tipi to spend the night in!  There is a two night minimum in all cabins during the weekends (Friday - Sat.) and a three-night minimum on holidays.

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