About Laurel Lock

Once occupied by a New England boarding house known as Schultz Farm, and later dubbed Schultz’s Grove serving as a dairy farm and picnic area, the property we currently operate as Laurel Lock Campground of Oakdale, CT has been in our family since 1921. Named for the abundance of laurel and hemlock trees found on the property, the Southeastern Connecticut (CT) campground opened in August of 1967, with just 8 wooded sites. The goal was to retain the natural beauty of the hilly, lakeside property, and to share it with others. Now as the 4th and 5th generations of the family maintain the overall operations of the 130-site campground, we hope to continue the tradition of providing a happy and healthy environment for our guests. Laurel Lock occupies over 1,000 feet of lakeshore on picturesque Gardner Lake in Oakdale, CT. We welcome trailers, RV’s and tents on our naturally wooded and open sites. Our seasonal sites include water, sewer, cable, and electric hook-ups and our provisional sites offer water, cable, and electric with an on-site dumping station for waste disposal needs. Laurel Lock also provides flush toilets and showers throughout the campground for added convenience. Near the shore, we provide two swimming and beach areas, separated for adults only and for families alike. A boat launch and docks are also available for boaters and water sports enthusiasts. If you run short on supplies, our camp store stocks camping staples such as ice, firewood, propane gas and various groceries. Candy, ice cream, soda and other concession-stand treats are offered as well. Our office is staffed in-season during the week from 11am to 6pm.

Upcoming Events

May 18, 4-7pm, Dieciocho de Mayo
May 25, 8-11pm, 70's Project
May 26, 10am, Horse Shoe Tournament
May 26, 7:30pm, New Camper's Reception
Jun 1, 3-5:30pm, Poker Run
Jun 8, 6:30pm, Pot Luck Dinner
Jun 15, 5-8pm, Oz'N Bones BBQ Food Truck
Jun 15, 8-11pm, Steel Country
Jun 22, 3-4pm, Craft Sale
Jun 22, 4-6pm, Sip and Paint
Jun 29, 4-7pm, Samedi Gras
Jul 5, 8-11pm, Still Kickin' with Big City Band
Jul 6, 10am, Horseshoe Tournament
Jul 13, 3-5:30pm, Poker Run
Jul 20, 4-6pm, Sip and Paint
Jul 20, 7pm, Mr. Magic
Jul 27, 4-7pm, Beach Party
Aug 3, 7pm, Halloween
Aug 3, 8-11pm, Halloween DJ party
Aug 10, 4-6pm, Sip and Paint
Aug 17, 6:30pm, Crock Pot Cookoff
Aug 24, 7pm, Campsite Crawl
Aug 31, 8-11pm, Bootleg Band
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