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Overview

American Legion State Forest (Hawes) is a popular destination for camping enthusiasts located in Connecticut. It offers a variety of campsites with different amenities and settings. If you are interested in camping at Sites 16-35, it’s essential to gather some key information to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Site Details

  • Site Type: These sites typically would cater to tents and smaller RVs or camper vans, given their number in the sequence. It's advisable to check the specific size limitations for each site.
  • Amenities: Depending on the specific site, you may find picnic tables, fire rings, and possibly nearby communal facilities, like showers and toilets. Always confirm what’s available by contacting the state forest office or checking online.
  • Site Size: The size of these sites can vary, so it’s crucial to know the dimensions if you are bringing an RV or have a large tent.
  • Parking: Each site may have a designated parking space for one or two vehicles; additional vehicles may need to use overflow areas.

Reservations and Fees

  • Booking: You can make reservations online through the state’s camping reservation system or by calling the park directly. Advance booking is advised, especially during peak season.
  • Fees: There is usually a nightly fee for each campsite. Rates may vary depending on the exact site, day of the week, and whether you're a state resident or not.

Rules and Regulations

  • Check-in and Check-out Times: There are specific times for checking in and out of the campsites which must be adhered to.
  • Quiet Hours: Respect quiet hours, typically from 10 pm to 7 am.
  • Pets: Inquire about the pet policy. Some sites may allow pets, while others do not.
  • Campfires: Fires are generally allowed in provided fire rings, but check for any current fire restrictions or bans.

Facilities and Nearby Attractions

  • Restrooms and Showers: Availability can vary, so check whether these facilities are close to Sites 16-35.
  • Water Access: Look into whether there is potable water nearby or if you should bring your own supply.
  • Local Attractions: Research nearby trails for hiking, bodies of water for fishing or canoeing, and any cultural or historic sites of interest.

Safety and Wildlife

  • Wildlife Precautions: Store food securely to avoid attracting wildlife to your campsite, and be aware of any large animals in the area.
  • Emergency Information: Know the location of the nearest medical facilities and have the contact information for park rangers or emergency services.
  • Weather Preparedness: Be equipped for the weather forecast and be aware of any alerts or warnings.

Access and Transportation

  • Road Conditions: Check the state forest’s website or contact them for current road conditions leading to Sites 16-35.
  • Public Transportation: If you are not driving, look into any available public transportation or shuttle services that might be accessible.

Booking and Contact Information

For the most current information and to make reservations:

  • Phone: You may be able to reach the park office at a designated number, often provided on the state forest’s webpage.
  • Online: Most bookings can be made through the state’s official camping reservation portal or parks department website.

Always ensure that you are referring to the most updated information as policies, fees, and site details can change. It’s also a good idea to check reviews from previous campers for specific insights about Sites 16-35.

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