Centennial Watershed State Forest

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Coordinates: 41°16′02″N 73°22′00″W / 41.26722°N 73.36667°W / 41.26722; -73.36667
Centennial Watershed State Forest
Connecticut State Forest
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Fairfield
Towns Easton, Newtown, Redding, Weston
Elevation 282 ft (86 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°16′02″N 73°22′00″W / 41.26722°N 73.36667°W / 41.26722; -73.36667 [1]
Area 15,370 acres (6,220 ha) [2]
Established 2002 [3]
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, The Nature Conservancy, Aquarion Water Company
Location in Connecticut
Website: Centennial Watershed State Forest

Centennial Watershed State Forest is a Connecticut state forest located in the towns of Easton, Newtown, Redding, and Weston. In 2002, the lands were acquired from the Aquarion Water Company by the state in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Those three entities continue to manage the property by committee.[4] The forest was named in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the state forest system.[3]

Recreation opportunities[edit]

The forest offers opportunities for letterboxing, hiking on the Aspetuck Valley Trail, and shoreline fishing on the Saugatuck Reservoir. Access to the forest is by permit only.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saugatuck Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee (January 23, 2014). "State Parks and Forests: Funding". Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. p. A-1. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Centennial Watershed State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Connecticut State Forests Seedling Letterbox Series - Clues for Centennial Watershed State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  5. ^ "Connecticut Recreation: General Guideline". Aquarion Water Company. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

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