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American Legion State Forest Austin F. Hawes Campground Connecticut

American Legion State Forest Austin F. Hawes Overview

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American Legion State Forest Austin F. Hawes campground has 30 campsites and 6 cabins in a wooded setting and next to the Farmington River. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Each site also has a table, fire ring and grate. Our favorite Austin Hawes campsites are 28 and 30.

Campground amenities include drinking water, flush and vault toilets, showers,  and a sanitation dump station. Firewood and ice machine are also for sale at the campground.

The camping season begins in mid-April and usually runs through Labor Day weekend. Youth group camping is also available at both American Legion and Peoples State Forests. A seasonally-operated museum, picnic shelters, and picnic tables are also available.

American Legion State Forest Austin F. Hawes – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation in the 3,900 acre American Legion and People’s State Forest includes biking, hiking, hunting, climbing, wildlife viewing, as well as fishing, kayaking, canoeing and tubing on the West Branch of the Farmington River (designated as a Wild & Scenic River).

Black Rock State Park is has another nice campground you may want to check out. It’s about 30 miles south of Austin Hawes Campground via Highway 8.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • First Aid Kit
  • Grills
  • Ice
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Sports Fields
  • Wood
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Creek
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sports Field
  • Stargazing
  • Trap
  • Tubing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports
  • Winter/Snow Sports
198 River Road
Barkhamsted, Connecticut 06063
Lat / Long:

41.93611, -73.01083

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Best Campsites

28 and 30

Campsite Types
  • Cabin
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

May 1 – Labor Day Weekend



# of Campsites:

30 + 6 Cabins

American Legion State Forest Austin F. Hawes Photos

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Austin Hawes Camp Office
Austin Hawes Entrance
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American Legion State Forest Austin F. Hawes Comments & Reviews

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7 Comments on “American Legion State Forest Austin F. Hawes”

  1. Maureen Galla says:

    Trying to make a reservation at Austin Hawes campground for 9/19/17 for 2 nights. Is the campground still open? One site says closed and another say open through Columbus day????

  2. Max says:

    May I make a Rez for site 001 on Saturday June 16th? It’s available but there’s a two night minimum (and reserved on adjoining days)

    • Hi Max,
      CampsitePhotos.comn is not associated with the campgrounds listed on our site. We provide the campsite photos and additional camping information. We do have a ‘Make A Reservation’ button that will link you to the reservation system where you can check availability and make a reservation. Click HERE to go to the Austin F. Hawes campground page.

  3. Jim says:

    Just a quick note. In 2017 and 2018 Connecticut is closing many state park campgrounds after Labor Day weekend because of state budget issues.

  4. Vanessa Spino says:

    I noticed the reservation site (reserveamerica) says site numbers have changed. Are your photos of the old numbers or new ones.

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