List of Connecticut state parks

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This is a list of state parks and reserves in the Connecticut state park system. The table following lists Connecticut state forests.

Connecticut state parks[edit]

Name Area Town(s) County Notes
Above All State Park 31 acres (13 ha) Warren/Litchfield Litchfield Home to a former site of the SAGE Air Defense Network
Air Line State Park Trail Windham Includes East Hampton, Colchester, Hebron, Columbia, Lebanon, Windham, Chaplin, Hampton, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson
Beaver Brook State Park 401 acres (162 ha) Chaplin, Windham Windham
Becket Hill State Park Reserve 260 acres (105 ha) Lyme New London Adjacent to Nehantic State Forest
Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument North Canaan Litchfield
Bennett's Pond State Park 460 acres (186 ha) Ridgefield, Danbury Fairfield
Bigelow Hollow State Park 513 acres (208 ha) Union Tolland Adjoins Nipmuck State Forest and borders Mashapaug Lake; boat launch, swimming
Black Rock State Park 443 acres (179 ha) Watertown Litchfield Camping, pond fishing, Mattatuck Trail
Bluff Point State Park 806 acres (326 ha) Groton New London Ocean access, boat launch; near Haley Farm State Park
Bolton Notch State Park 95 acres (38 ha) Bolton Tolland Rock climbing
Brainard Homestead State Park 25 acres (10 ha) East Haddam Middlesex
Burr Pond State Park 436 acres (176 ha) Torrington Litchfield Boating, fishing, swimming
Camp Columbia State Park/State Forest 591 acres (239 ha) Morris Litchfield
Campbell Falls State Park Reserve Norfolk Litchfield On the Massachusetts border
Chatfield Hollow State Park 355.6 acres (143.9 ha) Killingworth Middlesex Swimming, fishing
Collis P. Huntington State Park 878 acres (355 ha) Redding, Newtown, Bethel Fairfield Fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding
Connecticut Valley Railroad State Park 136 acres (55 ha) Essex Middlesex Essex Steam Train from Essex to Chester up the Connecticut River valley
Dart Island State Park 19 acres (7.7 ha) Middletown Middlesex In the Connecticut River, access by water only
Day Pond State Park 180 acres (73 ha) Colchester New London Swimming, pond fishing
Dennis Hill State Park 240 acres (97 ha) Norfolk Litchfield
Devil's Hopyard State Park 860 acres (348 ha) Haddam Middlesex Camping, stream fishing, waterfall
Dinosaur State Park 60 acres (24 ha) Rocky Hill Hartford Natural history museum, arboretum
Eagle Landing State Park 16 acres (6 ha) Haddam Middlesex On the Connecticut River, boat dock, fishing pier, winter eagle viewing
Farm River State Park 61 acres (25 ha) East Haven New Haven Boat launch, fishing
Farmington Canal State Park Trail Cheshire, Hamden New Haven Part of the Farmington Canal Trail
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park 16 acres (6 ha) Groton New London Site of the 1781 massacre led by Benedict Arnold; American Revolutionary War museum and historic house; restored earthwork battery, cannons and fort remains; military monuments
Fort Trumbull State Park New London New London 19th century fort with museum, fishing pier on Long Island Sound
Gardner Lake State Park 10 acres (4 ha) Salem New London Boating, fishing, swimming
Gay City State Park 1,569 acres (635 ha) Hebron Tolland Former mill-town ruins; pond fishing, swimming, youth group camping; bordered by a part of the Meshomasic State Forest
George Dudley Seymour State Park Haddam Middlesex Abuts Higganum Meadows Wildlife Management Area; fishing, hunting
George Waldo State Park 150 acres (61 ha) Southbury New Haven Accesses Lake Lillinonah
Gillette Castle State Park 184 acres (74 ha) East Haddam Middlesex Castle house museum, camping along the Connecticut River
Haddam Island State Park Haddam Middlesex In the Connecticut River
Haddam Meadows State Park 175 acres (71 ha) Haddam Middlesex Boating, fishing on the Connecticut River
Haley Farm State Park 198 acres (80 ha) Groton New London Bike trail, near Bluff Point State Park
Hammonasset Beach State Park 919 acres (372 ha) Madison New Haven Beach, swimming, fishing, camping, nature center, carry-in boating
Harkness Memorial State Park 116 acres (47 ha) Waterford New London 42 room mansion museum open on seasonal weekends, formal gardens, fishing
Haystack Mountain State Park 224 acres (91 ha) Norfolk Litchfield Observation tower
Higganum Reservoir State Park 147 acres (59 ha) Higganum Middlesex Car-top boating, fishing, hunting
Hop River State Park Trail Manchester to Willimantic Hartford, Windham Includes Manchester, Vernon, Bolton, Andover, Columbia, Coventry, Willimantic
Hopemead State Park 60 acres (24 ha) Bozrah, Montville New London Fishing on Gardner Lake
Hopeville Pond State Park 544 acres (220 ha) Griswold New London Camping, boating, swimming, pond fishing, field sports
Horse Guard State Park 105 acres (42 ha) Avon Hartford
Housatonic Meadows State Park 451 acres (183 ha) Sharon Litchfield Camping, canoeing, fly fishing on the Housatonic River
Humaston Brook State Park 141 acres (57 ha) Litchfield Litchfield Fishing
Hurd State Park 884 acres (358 ha) East Hampton Middlesex Camping, mountain biking, views of the Connecticut River
Indian Well State Park 153 acres (62 ha) Shelton Fairfield Boating, swimming, fishing on the Housatonic River, waterfalls
John A. Minetto State Park 678 acres (274 ha) Torrington Litchfield Pond and stream fishing, cross-country skiing
Kent Falls State Park 295 acres (119 ha) Kent Litchfield Waterfalls, replica covered bridge
Kettletown State Park 492 acres (199 ha) Southbury New Haven Camping, swimming, fishing on Lake Zoar
Killingly Pond State Park 162 acres (66 ha) Killingly Windham Boating, fishing
Lake Waramaug State Park 95 acres (38 ha) Kent Litchfield Camping, car-top boating, swimming, fishing
Lamentation Mountain State Park 47 acres (19 ha) Berlin Hartford Scenic vistas
Larkin State Park Trail 110 acres (45 ha) New Haven Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Southbury
Lovers Leap State Park New Milford Litchfield Scenic vistas of the Housatonic River
Macedonia Brook State Park 2,300 acres (930 ha) Kent Litchfield Camping, stream fishing
Machimoodus State Park 300 acres (121 ha) East Haddam Middlesex Fishing, horseback riding
Mansfield Hollow State Park 2,328 acres (942 ha) Mansfield Tolland Boating, fishing, field sports, mountain biking, cross country skiing; surrounds Mansfield Hollow Lake
Mashamoquet Brook State Park 860 acres (348 ha) Pomfret Windham Camping, swimming, stream fishing
Mianus River State Park 527 acres (213 ha) Stamford Fairfield Biking, fishing, horseback riding
Millers Pond State Park Durham Middlesex Fishing, hunting, mountain biking
Minnie Island State Park 1 acre (0 ha) Bozrah, Montville New London Boating, fishing, accessible only by boat
Mohawk Forest/Mohawk Mountain State Park 260 acres (105 ha) Cornwall Litchfield
Mono Pond State Park Reserve 218 acres (88 ha) Columbia Tolland Boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing
Moosup Valley State Park Trail Windham
Mooween State Park 577 acres (234 ha) Lebanon New London Boating, fishing
Mount Bushnell State Park 214 acres (87 ha) Washington Litchfield
Mount Riga State Park 276 acres (112 ha) Salisbury Litchfield
Mount Tom State Park 232 acres (94 ha) Litchfield Litchfield
Old Furnace State Park 367 acres (149 ha) Killingly Windham Boating, fishing, hunting; site of an old iron furnace
Osbornedale State Park 350 acres (142 ha) Derby New Haven
Penwood State Park 787 acres (318 ha) Bloomfield Hartford Cross country skiing, Metacomet Trail
Platt Hill State Park 159 acres (64 ha) Winchester Litchfield Scenic vistas
Pomeroy State Park 200 acres (81 ha) Lebanon New London Hunting
Putnam Memorial State Park 183 acres (74 ha) Redding Fairfield Fishing, American Revolutionary War museum, historic site, youth group camping
Quaddick State Park 116 acres (47 ha) Thompson Windham Boat launch, swimming, fishing, field sports
Quinebaug Lake State Park 181 acres (73 ha) Killingly Windham Boating, fishing
Quinnipiac River State Park 323 acres (131 ha) North Haven New Haven Car-top boating, fishing on the Quinnipiac River, hunting
River Highlands State Park 177 acres (72 ha) Cromwell Middlesex River camping along the Connecticut River
Rocky Glen State Park 46 acres (19 ha) Newtown Fairfield
Rocky Neck State Park 708 acres (287 ha) East Lyme New London Beach, swimming, camping, saltwater fishing
Ross Pond State Park 314 acres (127 ha) Killingly Windham Boating, fishing, hunting
Salt Rock State Campground 149 acres (60 ha) Sprague New London Camping, fishing, pool swimming, access to Shetucket River
Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area New Hartford Litchfield Canoeing, kayaking, tubing
Scantic River State Park 784 acres (317 ha) Enfield, East Windsor, Somers Hartford Fishing, hunting
Selden Neck State Park 528 acres (214 ha) Lyme New London Island on the Connecticut River, access only by water, camping, fishing, hunting
Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve 313 acres (127 ha) Ridgefield Fairfield Car-top boating, fishing
Sherwood Island State Park 234 acres (95 ha) Westport Fairfield Beach, swimming, nature center, field sports, saltwater fishing
Silver Sands State Park Milford New Haven Beach, swimming, saltwater fishing
Sleeping Giant State Park 1,439 acres (582 ha) Hamden New Haven Features the Quinnipiac Trail, lookout tower, stream fishing, youth group camping
Southford Falls State Park 120 acres (49 ha) Oxford New Haven Waterfalls, covered bridge, pond and stream fishing, cross country skiing, field sports
Squantz Pond State Park 172 acres (70 ha) New Fairfield Fairfield Boating, swimming, pond fishing, scuba diving
Stillwater Pond State Park 226 acres (91 ha) Torrington Litchfield Boating, fishing
Stoddard Hill State Park 55 acres (22 ha) Ledyard New London Boating, fishing
Stratton Brook State Park 148 acres (60 ha) Simsbury Hartford Swimming, fishing, biking, cross country skiing
Sunnybrook State Park 464 acres (188 ha) Torrington Litchfield Fishing, hunting
Sunrise Resort State Park 143 acres (58 ha) East Haddam Middlesex
Talcott Mountain State Park 557 acres (225 ha) Simsbury Hartford Observation tower, scenic vistas, Metacomet Trail
Tri-Mountain State Park 157 acres (64 ha) Durham, Wallingford Middlesex, New Haven
Trout Brook Valley State Park Reserve 300 acres (121 ha) Easton Fairfield
Wadsworth Falls State Park 285 acres (115 ha) Middlefield Middlesex Waterfall, swimming, stream fishing, mountain biking
West Rock Ridge State Park 1,533 acres (620 ha) Hamden/New Haven New Haven Features the Regicides Trail, scenic vistas, fishing, car-top boating, horseback riding
Wharton Brook State Park 96 acres (39 ha) Wallingford New Haven Fishing, swimming
Whittemore Glen State Park 242 acres (98 ha) Naugatuck, Middlebury New Haven Horseback riding
Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail Windsor Locks, Suffield Hartford 4.5 mile bike trail, fishing along the canal
Windsor Meadows State Park 155 acres (63 ha) Windsor Hartford Boat launch on the Connecticut River, fishing, bicycling
Wooster Mountain State Park 444 acres (180 ha) Danbury Fairfield Skeet, trap and target shooting, hunting

Connecticut state forests[edit]

Name Area Town(s) County Notes
Algonquin State Forest Colebrook Litchfield
American Legion State Forest 213 acres (86 ha) Barkhamsted Litchfield Adjacent to Peoples State Forest, camping, Farmington River access, seasonal Stone Museum
Camp Columbia State Park/State Forest 600 acres (243 ha) Morris Litchfield
Centennial Watershed State Forest 15,300 acres (6,192 ha) Redding, Easton, Newtown, Weston Fairfield
Cockaponset State Forest Haddam Middlesex
Enders State Forest Granby Hartford
Housatonic State Forest Sharon Litchfield
James L. Goodwin State Forest Hampton Middlesex Air Line State Park Trail, boat launch on Pine Acres Lake, Conservation Education Center, youth group camping, Natchaug Trail
Massacoe State Forest Simsbury Hartford Bike trail
Mattatuck State Forest 4,510 acres (1,825 ha) Watertown Litchfield Features the Hancock Brook Trail, Whitestone Cliffs Trail; 20 different parcels within the towns of Waterbury, Plymouth, Thomaston, Watertown, Litchfield, and Harwinton
Meshomasic State Forest East Hampton Middlesex
Mohawk State Forest 260 acres (105 ha) Cornwall, Goshen Litchfield Also known as Mohawk State Forest / Mohawk Mountain State Park; lookout tower, pond and stream fishing, youth group camping, skiing
Mohegan State Forest Scotland Middlesex
Nassahegon State Forest Burlington Hartford
Natchaug State Forest Eastford Windham
Nathan Hale State Forest Andover Tolland
Naugatuck State Forest Beacon Falls New Haven Cheshire, Hamden, Naugatuck, Oxford, Beacon Falls, includes the Naugatuck Trail
Nehantic State Forest Lyme New London
Nepaug State Forest New Hartford Litchfield Camping
Nipmuck State Forest Over 9,000 acres (3,642 ha) Union Tolland Adjoins Bigelow Hollow State Park, features Mountain Laurel Sanctuary, Nipmuck Trail
Nye-Holman State Forest Tolland Tolland Youth group camping
Pachaug State Forest 24,000 acres (9,710 ha) Voluntown, Griswold, Plainfield, Sterling, North Stonington, Preston New London Camping, boating, horseback riding, youth group camping, motorcycle trail
Paugnut State Forest 1,702 acres (689 ha) Torrington, Winchester Litchfield Spread out over four locations and abuts Burr Pond and Sunny Brook state parks
Paugussett State Forest Newtown Fairfield Boat launch to the Housatonic River
Peoples State Forest Barkhamsted Litchfield Adjacent to American Legion State Forest, Farmington River access, lighthouse
Pootatuck State Forest New Fairfield Fairfield Access is through Squantz Pond State Park
Quaddick State Forest Thompson Windham Youth group camping
Salmon River State Forest Nearly 6,000 acres (2,428 ha) Colchester Middlesex, New London Features Comstock's Bridge; located in Hebron, Marlborough, Colchester, East Haddam, and East Hampton
Shenipsit State Forest Stafford, Somers, Ellington Tolland Features 11 parcels spread over 7,000 acres, Shenipsit Trail, Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
Topsmead State Forest Litchfield Litchfield Features historic house museum estate
Tunxis State Forest East Hartland, Granby Hartford Meets Granville State Forest in MA
Wyantenock State Forest 96 acres (39 ha) Cornwall, Kent, Warren Litchfield

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External links[edit]

Kent Falls State Park
Stratton Brook State Park