White Memorial Foundation Family Campgrounds

FIREWOOD new regulations effective 1/1/14


In order to add another dimension to the wholesome outdoor family recreation it offers to those using its 4,000 acre nature preserve in the Litchfield Hills, the White Memorial Foundation provides two distinct areas for family camping.

Point Folly has 47 sites located on a peninsula into Bantam Lake and Windmill Hill has 18 sites in the shelter and quiet of pine woods. From these sites the varied habitat and facilities of the Foundation and Conservation Center may be explored. The season at Point Folly begins early May and ends on Columbus Day. Windmill Hill is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Our purpose is to offer a quiet, unspoiled camping experience without the modern conveniences of some campgrounds. If this is what you seek, you will return here time and time again.

Mailing Address - White Memorial Foundation Family Campgrounds
P.O. Box 368, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759
Phone: May through mid-October - 860-567-0089
Mid-October through April - 860-567-0857
Campground Store opens from early May until mid_October
and is located at 123 North Shore Road in Litchfield

FEES - Effective 1/1/2014

Windmill Hill (Wooded area) . . . . . . . . . . $9.00/night/site
Point Folly (Waterfront)
  Tents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.75/night/site
  All other types of camping vehicles . . . . $18.00/night/site
Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00/car


The camp day extends from time of arrival until twelve noon of the following day. Reservations take effect at 12 noon.


The campsite fee covers a camping party of four related persons. If more than four related persons wish to camp on a site, there is an additional charge. For two additional related adults the charge is the rate of the nightly fee for the site. The maximum number of persons per campsite is SIX except that a camp registrant may occupy a single campsite at the nightly fee with spouse and his or her UNMARRIED children regardless of whether or not the total exceeds four persons. Minors (under 18) are not permitted in camp unless accompanied by an adult.


Point Folly – Tent and Trailer R. V. camping are allowed. Size of camping vehicle allowed is determined on the basis of the site involved and is subject to approval of the camp manager.
Windmill Hill – No vehicle larger than a standard sized van or pickup are allowed in the campground. Restricted to tent camping.


Drinking water*, pit toilets, and dumping station are provided. Not provided are INDIVIDUAL connections for electricity, water or sanitary facilities nor are there laundry units, showers, lodges or shelters on our campgrounds. A campground store and marina are operated near the entrance to Point Folly.

Public boat launching facilities are available at our Marina. Campers may launch boats from our launch for a reduced charge and Point Folly campers may moor boats near their campsites.

Sandy Beach, located on Bantam Lake, is available for swimming for a nominal fee.

Directions and regulations may be obtained at the Campground Store.

*WINDMILL HILL – Water is available nearby (see map).


The length of stay in any campground is limited to fourteen consecutive days. Between EACH stay, regardless of duration, a seven day interim period is mandatory for ALL members of the camping party. All equipment must be removed from the campground between each camp stay.


A deposit of one night's fee is required for 2-3 nights' stay; a deposit of 3 nights' fees is required for stays of 4-7 days; and a deposit of 5 nights' fees is required for stays of 8-14 days. Deposits are NOT REFUNDABLE. Make checks payable to White Memorial Foundation, Inc. a deposit is required for EACH site for EACH stay.


Reservations are accepted by MAIL ONLY until Memorial Day weekend; after which time reservations will be accepted by mail or in person at the Campground Store. Telephone reservations are not accepted.

If you wish, print out the form included with this notice and mail it along with your deposit to White Memorial Foundation, Box 368, Litchfield, Ct 06759

The minimum reservation is two days and three days on holidays weekends. A two day weekend reservation consists of Friday and Saturday nights. The maximum stay is fourteen days. If a reserved site is not occupied during the first 24 hours of the confirmed reservation by the camper who made the reservation, the reservation will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited.

Reservations should be sent to the White Memorial Foundation, Box 368, Litchfield, CT 06759 after January 15. From January 15 until February 15, reservations for ONLY stays of 7 days or more will be accepted. Weekend reservations are accepted starting February 15th.


All sites not reserved in advance are on a first come, first served basis.


Youth group tent camping sponsored by organized non-profit organizations including, 4-H, etc., is not permitted at either Point Folly or Windmill. The Foundation maintains other areas for such groups. Information may be obtained at the MAIN OFFICE of the Foundation – (860) 567-0857

"The Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered in Connecticut. To slow the spread of this insect, effective January 1, 2014 the White Memorial Foundation requests that its campers do not bring any firewood into its campgrounds from outside of Connecticut. Thank you."
White Memorial Conservation Center, Inc.
80 Whitehall Road
P.O. Box 368
Litchfield, CT 06759
(860) 567-0857
E-mail: info@whitememorialcc.org
Museum Hours:
Monday through Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  Sunday - 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.