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Rocky Neck State Park

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Address: /td> 244 West Main Street, Niantic, CT, 6357
Phone Number: (860) 739-1339
Website: Rocky Neck State Park
Latitude   41.31634    
Longitude   -72.24131    
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Site Quantity: 158 Pad Type: Gravel
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Electric 50 Amp Water Sewer
Big Rig Access Tents Allowed Pull-thrus Group Area
Handicap Access Waterfront Access Telephone Cable TV
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Store Laundry Pool Hot Tub
Pet Friendly 55+ Park Game Room Playground
Cabins Dump Station LP Gas Wi-Fi
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Rocky Neck State Park Details

Located on Long Island Sound in the town of East Lyme, 710-acre Rocky Neck is a popular recreation spot. The public now enjoys use of the park because of a few farsighted conservationists who secured the land in 1931, using their personal funds until the State Legislature authorized its purchase.

Rocky Neck's varied terrain offers something for everyone. Clear waters and the stone-free beach with expanses of white sand make it ideal for swimming. Picnickers find the large stone pavilion useful and unique. In the 1930's, relief agencies constructed the curved masonry building of native materials and crafted supporting pillars with wood cut from each of the state parks and forests. Diverse trails within the park provide easy and interesting walks to the scenic salt marsh and to such points of interest as Baker's Cave, Tony's Nose and Shipyard. Family camping within walking distance of saltwater bathing is also popular at Rocky Neck with 160 wooded and open campsites offering weekenders and vacationers attractive overnight accommodations.

Bounded on the west by a tidal river and to the east by a broad salt marsh, Rocky Neck was known to both Indians and colonists as a place of abundant fish and wildlife. Today, high spring tides allow schools of alewives (herring) to swim into Bride Brook toward inland spawning grounds. The osprey, or fish hawk, is a frequent early summer visitor. In the fall, cranes, herons and mute swans wade among cattails and rose mallow. Seasonal changes provide opportunities to fish for mackerel, striped bass, blackfish and flounder.

cated on Long Island Sound in the town of East Lyme, 710-acre Rocky Neck is a popular recreation spot. The public now enjoys use of the park because of a few farsighted conservationists who secured the land in 1931, using their personal funds until the State Legislature authorized its purchase.
Rocky Neck's varied terrain offers something for everyone. Clear waters and the stone-free beach with expanses of white sand make it ideal for swimming. Picnickers find the large stone pavilion useful and unique. In the 1930's, relief agencies constructed the curved masonry building of native materials and crafted supporting pillars with wood cut from each of the state parks and forests. Diverse trails within the park provide easy and interesting walks to the scenic salt marsh and to such points of interest as Baker's Cave, Tony's Nose and Shipyard. Family camping within walking distance of saltwater bathing is also popular at Rocky Neck with 160 wooded and open campsites offering weekenders and vacationers attractive overnight accommodations.
Bounded on the west by a tidal river and to the east by a broad salt marsh, Rocky Neck was known to both Indians and colonists as a place of abundant fish and wildlife. Today, high spring tides allow schools of alewives (herring) to swim into Bride Brook toward inland spawning grounds. The osprey, or fish hawk, is a frequent early summer visitor. In the fall, cranes, herons and mute swans wade among cattails and rose mallow. Seasonal changes provide opportunities to fish for mackerel, striped bass, blackfish and flounder

Recreation near Rocky Neck State Park

Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve, Groton
Location: Route 117 Exit from I-95. Right onto Route 1, left on Depot Road, continue under railroad overpass to parking area.
Activities:  Biking, Hiking, Saltwater Fishing
Charge: None
Devil's Hopyard State Park, East Haddam
Location: 3 miles north of the intersection of Route 82 and Route 156
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Stream Fishing
Charge: None for picnic area. Campsite fee
Haley Farm State Park, Groton
Location: Follow Route 215 south to Brook Street in Groton
Activities: Biking, Birding, Hiking
Charge: None
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
Location: 1 mile south of Exit 62 from I-95
Activities: Camping, Nature Center Programs, Picnicking, Saltwater Swimming, and Fishing
Charge: Daily, in season, campsite fee
Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford
Location: 4 miles south of New London on Route 213
Activities:  Formal Gardens, Mansion Tours, Picnicking, Saltwater Fishing
Charge: Daily, in season

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Directions to Rocky Neck State Park

Exit 72 off I-95: Follow the turnpike connector south to Route 156.  Turn left and take Route 156 east for 1/4 mile to the park. The park street address is 244 West Main Street (Route 156).

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