Category - Shelter/Campsite

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Nipmuck Trail Campsite
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Knowlton Brook Campsite
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General Lyons Shelter (Lean-to)
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Dawley Pond Shelter (Lean-to)
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Peg Mill Shelter (Lean-to)
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Dry Reservoir Shelter (Lean-to)
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Legend Wood Shelter (Lean-to)

Nipmuck Trail Campsite

The Nipmuck Trail campsite provides plenty of room to put a few tents and has 2 fire pits as well, though only one looks to be routinely used. There is a nearby stream that looks like it would provide water year round.
The walk down to the Pixie falls it lovely and the shade provided by the trees and the cool running water should provide some relief from the heat in the summer, be sure to check it out on the way by.

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Knowlton Brook Campsite

Near a half a mile off of route 74 is the Knowlton Brook campsite. it is unremarkable in amenities but packed full of atmosphere! the fire ring is roughly 10′ away from the brook itself and there is room for a couple smaller tents.
The brook should provide year round water and during the summer the swampy areas surrounding it should dry up some. I would still recommend bug spray and boiling/filtering your water.
Bring your poles, there are native trout in that brook!

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General Lyons Shelter (Lean-to)

Settled about 1/10 of a mile from the parking area for General Lyons historic site. This shelter has access to water from a running brook close to the shelter or a well pump in the historic site. There is a fire ring which should be used with caution as to the dry grasses and under brush close by. The shelter is in good repair and has a picnic table available.

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Dawley Pond Shelter (Lean-to)

This shelter is located on the Pachaug Trail at Great Meadow Brook Pond. This shelters seems to be heavily visited by locals and was not in the best repair when we stayed there. The site was littered but was easy to clean up.
The view and sound, being next to the pond, were fantastic. I don’t know if there are many camping spots that rival it. Remember to bring your bug spray!
The pond should provide a year round water source but as always be sure to boil or filter your collected water.

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Peg Mill Shelter (Lean-to)

Of those in Pachaug, this shelter is nice in the rain! Equipped with a tin roof and plenty of head room, this is a nice shelter. I didn’t get many pictures but there is a nice fire ring and tools like a bow saw and a grill that can go over the fire. Located on the Narragansett Trail between Green Falls and the Rhode Island border.
There is a nearby running stream that can provide water nearly, if not all year round. Remember to filter or boil your water even though it is moving.

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Dry Reservoir Shelter (Lean-to)

Not far from the Nehantic Trail and the Pachaug Trail split, lies the Dry Reservoir shelter. The Dry Reservoir shelter is short in comparison to the other shelters in the area, with no actual standing room. The shelter is wide enough to accommodate several people, more if you don’t mind getting cozy.
Well equipped with a saw and fire grate, the shelter has an ample fire pit and plenty of seating.
There is a running stream nearby that may dry up during the summer. Remember to boil and or filter your water.
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Legend Wood Shelter (Lean-to)

My father and I went out to Wyassup Lake specifically to walk the Narraganset Trail to find the Legend Wood Shelter. This shelter is clean and in good repair. The fire ring will accommodate  a small fire comfortably. The fall provides excellent views and the nearby ledge is a great place to sit and have lunch. Nestled off of the trail a bit, it is peaceful while not being too far from the road (about 3/4 miles as the crow flies).
There is a pond nearby that should provide water year round. Remember to boil and or filter your water.
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