Wharton Brook State Park

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Coordinates: 41°25′33.5″N 72°50′04.75″W / 41.425972°N 72.8346528°W / 41.425972; -72.8346528
Wharton Brook State Park
Connecticut State Park
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County New Haven
Towns Wallingford, North Haven
Elevation 39 ft (12 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°25′33.5″N 72°50′04.75″W / 41.425972°N 72.8346528°W / 41.425972; -72.8346528
Area 96 acres (39 ha) [2]
Established 1918
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Wharton Brook State Park

Wharton Brook State Park is a Connecticut state park located off U.S. Route 5 in the towns of North Haven and Wallingford. In the early 1900s, the park was a precursor of the modern highway rest stop and in addition to picnic grounds had a service area for automobiles.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park contains a medium-sized lake fed by Wharton Brook. Fishing and swimming are permitted at the park, and there are several large picnic areas. The park is a Connecticut designated trout park[3] and is stocked several times per year with trout. Blue herons and other wildlife are often seen.

Sleeping Giant State Park is located two miles to the west, Quinnipiac River State Park but one.


  1. ^ "Wharton Brook State Park". 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-4. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Wharton Brook State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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