Conveniently located halfway between Boston and New York, off Interstate 95 at exit 72, in the village of Niantic, CT just 20 minutes south of Mystic, Connecticut.

At Niantic KOA Journey, you can enjoy an exciting day by the beach, connecting with nature, or exploring the local area of Niantic, Mystic, New London, and more! Our amazing family campground offers tons of new and exciting amenities like our Heated Resort Style Pool that is now open! We are sure to keep everyone in the family entertained. We even offer a Courtesy Shuttle to Downtown Niantic, Niantic Bay Boardwalk, and 3 Town beaches along with Rocky Neck State Park. Also stop in the office to sign out one of our FREE parking passes to McCook Point Beach & Park, Hole In The Wall Beach, and Cini Beach all just 5 Minutes from the campground!

Niantic KOA Journey is perfectly nestled in the Village of Niantic, Connecticut. Located just 20 minutes south of famed Mystic, Connecticut, and just two hours from New York City or Boston, MA., sits the quaint village of Niantic, Connecticut. Niantic is a warm, friendly and inviting seaside village, easily accessible by car, foot, boat or train. It is a wonderful place to visit, play, and live. It's a place where residents and visitors alike gather for specialty shopping, a wide array of gourmet and eclectic dining choices, creative entertainment and arts, and water related activities within a village that has maintained its historic past. Niantic is the only community on the Connecticut coast where the "Main Street" runs parallel to the beautiful Long Island Sound. Downtown Niantic is the traditional center of East Lyme, with a Town Hall, a non-chain specialty supermarket, various restaurants and pubs, a one-of-a-kind bookstore, several antique and boutique shops, and a town beach, all within walking distance. Be sure to check out all the local attractions nearby in Mystic & Niantic.

Enjoy camping close to the Niantic Bay Beaches, Quaint New England Seaside Villages of Niantic and Mystic, and amazing Local Attractions!

Leisure travelers exploring the area or connecting with nature are sure to love Niantic KOA Journey. Being only a short drive to MANY local attractions or even taking a hike on state marked hiking trails across the street ending up on the beautiful beaches of the Connecticut Shoreline. Enjoy all the attractions in the greater Mystic Connecticut area, including Niantic Bay Beaches, Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Gillette Castle, Harkness Park, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, Dinosaur place, and so much more! If you're passing through the area, take advantage of our big-rig friendly family campground. During your stay, you can get away from it all without actually going too far. Surrounded by mature oak trees located right off Exit 72 of I-95 is Niantic KOA Journey.

Campsites for Every Kind of Camper

Not everyone is a rugged outdoor enthusiast. That is why we have ways to stay to suit every kind of visitor. Whether you are a RV aficionado or a tenting traditionalist, our Niantic, CT, family campground has something for everyone. Choose from our:

  • Spacious wooded Tent Sites to introduce your kids to the joys of the great outdoors.
  • Pull-Thru or Back-In RV Sites with all the amenities you could ask for - including electric and water hookups! Park your big rig near our Family Fun Park and find out what makes us one of the best family campgrounds near Niantic and Mystic, CT.
  • Comfortable and Modern Glamping Tents that sleep up to four people. These large canvas tents have a Queen bed with linens, Dorm style Mini-fridge, 2 Twin Futons without linens, Table with Chairs, Cable TV, Wifi, Electric outlets for phone charging inside the tent, Covered seating area on porch, Propane Grill, Fireplace, Picnic Table, and water on the site. This is Glamping done right an they are even close to bathrooms!

Special Campground Amenities

When you are planning a trip with the kids or a getaway with friends, it is nice to find a refreshing place to stay where you can enjoy tons of fun and exciting activities without setting foot off the premises. While the rich history, beaches and casinos are undoubtedly beckoning you with its exciting attractions, you may find yourself spending time around our KOA enjoying the many on-site amenities as well. We have a Commercial Pet Washing Station, State of the Art Wifi System throughout the park, Gem Minin Sluice, Mini Golf, GAGA Ball, Firetruck & Wagon Rides, Tie-dye, Coin Hunting, Resort Style Pool (opening summer 2023), renovated family style restrooms, EV Car Charging, Golf Cart Rentals, KOAstal Krunch snack bar, and so much more!

Book Your Stay Today!

Whether you are here for the New England Seaside Villages, notable museums, the delicious eats or the sandy Niantic Bay beaches, end your day by returning to our modern and cozy Connecticut family campground just outside of Mystic in the quaint village of Niantic. You will be sure to love our location and outdoor fun all in one!

Book your stay at Niantic KOA Journey online or give us a call today 860-739-9308.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/24 - 9/15)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood ($)
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Paid In Full Non-refundable 20% Discount

Know you want to go camp? Letting nothing get in the way of that get away? Book your 2024 stay and save 20% by locking in your dates with this prepaid nonrefundable rate! THIS DISCOUNTED RATE IS PAID IN FULL AND NONREFUNABLE FOR ANY REASON AFTER 24 HRS OF BOOKING!   Payment method used for the one night online deposit will be automatically charged for the estimated full stay cost after 24 hours of booking confirmation. This is for new reservations only. Not valid on holidays or special events. Reservation must be made more than 14 days in advance. This offer can not be combined with any other discounts. Management reserves the right to end this deal without notice. See additional terms & conditions for full list of details.  

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Local Area

Discover East Lyme

Niantic is in the town of East Lyme, CT. A quaint seaside village community on the beautiful Connecticut shoreline, East Lyme is located just 20 minutes south of Mystic and has much to offer visitors to the town. Unique shops, great restaurants, a mile-long Boardwalk overlooking beautiful Long Island Sound, and special events throughout the year are just some of the reasons to visit. 

Conveniently located, East Lyme is easy to get to and is a perfect place to spend the day or a weekend away. If you're in the area, come "Discover East Lyme" and see for yourself just what makes this community such a great place to visit, play and live!



McCook Point Beach and Park

Overlooking Niantic Bay, McCook Point Park was acquired by the Town of East Lyme in 1953, for the "benefit and enjoyment of the Town and its citizens". Since that time, it has been a central part of life in East Lyme.The park consists of a beautiful bluff between two white, sandy beaches. On the bluff, where the McCook summer home once stood, is a green lawn shaded by copper beeches, perfect for picnics, games or quiet contemplation. From the Point, you can see Fisher's Island, Plum Island, and Orient Point across Long Island Sound. Closer at hand, there's Wigwam Rock. Throughout the seasons of the year, the Bay is alive with fishing boats, sailboats, migrating and resident birds, and even seals. McCook Point beach, on the west side of the bluff, and Hole-in-the-Wall beach, to the east, provide plenty of room for sunbathing and swimming. Concerts and dances are held in the park throughout the summer. McCook Point Park and Beach is open year-round. However, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, beach passes are required for access and can be purchased at the beach.



Niantic Bay Boardwalk

The town of East Lyme features one of, if not, the nicest waterfront walkways in the entire state of Connecticut. Residents of East Lyme know, the Niantic Bay Boardwalk is the place to go if you want to take in the beauty of Long Island Sound, take a refreshing walk or sit for awhile on one of the many benches.Built with state and federal funds, the Boardwalk is 1.1 miles long, stretching from Cini Park and the railroad bridge on the east, to Hole-in-the-Wall beach on the west. There is complimentary parking at either end.The eastern half is a true "boardwalk" (although built of synthetic materials) crossing over dunes covered with native vegetation. Between this section and the waters of Long Island Sound is a lovely white-sand beach, open to the public, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, fishing, or just enjoying the view. The western half of the boardwalk is a wide gravel path, built on a rock foundation. Along this section, the waves lap against the rocks, and you feel truly close to nature as you walk along. Don't be surprised if you spot a seal or two swimming in the Bay! This section has sustained some damage in recent storms, and is undergoing maintenance, but it is still open to the public.When you're through with your walk, take a stroll down Niantic's Main Street, where you can browse through the quaint boutiques and shops or stop for a bite to eat at one of East Lyme's great restaurants.



Hole-in-the-Wall Beach

Hole-in-the-Wall Beach is part of McCook's Point Park, a Town of East Lyme park. Its white-sand beach slopes gently to a swimming area sheltered on the east by a stone jetty, and on the west by McCook's Point itself. During the summer, a lifeguard is present during the day. Parking for Hole-in-the-Wall Beach is available on Baptist Lane, off Niantic's Main Street (Route 156). From Memorial Day to Labor Day, passes are required and can be purchased at the beach. The beach is accessed through a short tunnel under the railroad tracks, the source of the beach's name. To the left, as you emerge from this tunnel, you will see the western entrance to the Niantic Bay Boardwalk. In front of you is a breathtaking view of Long Island Sound. The beach is to your right.



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