ristol, CT – Reports from The Courant state that the 168 year old amusement park, Lake Compounce, is finally adding a new feature to keep guests on property, Bear Creek Campground.
© Lake Compounce
The 15 acre rustic lodge style Bear Creek Campground will host various ways to “camp out” in 2015, featuring cabins, tent areas, and RV areas around the property in the woods, next to the parking lot. The campground will boast a variety of facilities, ranging for interests in camping and budgets for the trip. There could also be planned children’s activities if the need arises. The transportation system will work for two ways of communing to and from the park, whether on tram, or walking on the path.
The cheapest price is $45 dollars, which are priced for 30 tent sites with picnic tables, campfire pits, and 24 hour amenities such as showers, restrooms, and a laundry room, which is located at the central lodge. There is a second option of $80 for 56 RV sites, complete with electricity and water. The highest price, at $175 or more for 20 furnished cabins which can accommodate 4 to 10 people. These cabins will be fully equipped with bathrooms, microwaves, beds, linens, refrigerators, stoves, heat and air conditioning.
“We’re hoping to appeal to everyone out there from advanced campers, to families who want to get together for a long weekend in a cabin,” states the park’s marketing director, Sara Frias.
Deeply discounted tickets are available for those who stay at the Bear Creek Campground as stated by Frias.
Construction has begun by Park Cabins Inc., who will be shipping the cabins to the campground. As well, the workers have begun to prep the RV and tent sites for the impending Bear Creek Campground, and the main lodge, which includes a store and lounge, has yet to be constructed.
The Park General Manager, Jerry Brick, expects everything to open this summer and states that the schedule starting in 2015 will be May-October. The new campground is expected to be the best in the chain. “This is completely new for us. But we’re going to have room for expansion,” says Brick, who also stated that yurts, or other alternative camping facilities might be added in the future.