Wharton Brook State Park
|Wharton Brook State Park|
|Connecticut State Park|
|Towns||Wallingford, North Haven|
|Elevation||39 ft (12 m) |
|Area||96 acres (39 ha) |
|Management||Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|
|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.
Activities and amenities
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 and is stocked several times per year with trout. Blue herons and other wildlife are often seen.
- "Wharton Brook State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- 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.
- "Wharton Brook State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- Wharton Brook State Park Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
- Wharton Brook State Park Map Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection