DEEP: State Parks
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
DEEP: State Parks
State Parks
Camping
 Backpack Camping - CT State Parks and Forests
 Campground Reservation Service - CT State Parks and Forests
 Camping - CT State Parks and Forests
 Camping Areas - CT State Parks and Forests
 General Camping Information - CT State Parks and Forests
 Off-Season Camping - CT State Parks and Forests
 River Camping Information - CT State Parks and Forests
 Rustic Cabin Rentals
 Selden Neck River Camping - CT State Parks and Forests
 Youth Group Camping - CT State Parks and Forests

Forests
 American Legion and People's State Forests
 Centennial Watershed State Forest
  The 15,300 acres of Centennial Watershed State Forest offer diverse opportunities for hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and birding.
 Cockaponset State Forest
 Connecticut State Forests
 James. L. Goodwin State Forest
  Covering more than three square miles the James L. Goodwin State Forest offers recreation for every season of the year. An extensive variety of trails, including a equestrian trail and the miles-long Air Line Trail, is open from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. The 135 acre Pine Acres Lake, and the Goodwin Conservation Center combine to make this forest an eastern Connecticut treasure.
 Massacoe State Forest
 Mattatuck State Forest
 Mohawk Mountain State Forest/State Park
 Natchaug State Forest
 Nehantic State Forest
 Nipmuck State Forest/Bigelow Hollow State Park
 Pachaug State Forest
 Pachaug State Forest, Chapman Area
 Pachaug State Forest, Green Falls Area
 Paugnut State Forest
  Paugnut State Forestís 1,702 acres spread out over four locations in north central Torrington and abut Burr Pond and Sunny Brook state parks. The main section of Paugnut totals more than 1,200 acres and is home to the 2.1 mile John Muir Trail which connects the two parks via the forest.
 Salmon River State Forest
 Shenipsit State Forest
 Topsmead State Forest

General Info
 Access for the Disabled - CT State Parks and Forests
 Adopt a Park - Frequently Asked Questions
  Adopt a Park Volunteer Accomplishments and Photos
 Archaeological Preserves on DEP Property
 Bus Permits and Fees
  Buses and mini-buses may be required to obtain a bus permit and pay a fee to enter Connnecticut State Parks and Recreation Areas.
 Camping Processing Fee - CT State Parks and Forests
 Connecticut State Parks and Forests
 Contact Information
 CT State Parks Tour - Video
 Emergency Message - Parks
 Free State Parks Weekend - July 26-27
 Free State Parks Weekend - Top 10 Places To Go....
  The top ten places for various activities in Connecticut State Parks and Forests.
 General Information - Connecticut State Parks and Forests
 Hiking and Camping Maps - CT State Parks and Forests
 Listing of State Parks, Forests, and Undeveloped Properties for Volunteers
 Maintenance, Repair and Improvement Account
 Park Facilities Rental Information - CT State Parks and Forests
 Park News
 Park Survey Thank You Page
 Parking and Camping Fees - CT State Parks and Forests
 Parks and Forests - Rotating Image
 Parks Areas With Alcohol Ban
  A list of parks or areas where alcohol is prohibited.
 Policies - CT State Parks and Forests
 Rental of Open Air Picnic Shelters - CT State Parks and Forests
 Saugatuck Universal Access Trail - CT State Parks and Forests
 Special Passes - CT State Parks and Forests
 Special Use License
 Sunrise State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) seeks proposals from developers for the redevelopment, long term management and operation of Sunrise State Park, located in East Haddam, Connecticut.

Geology
 Dropdown Selection - Geology
 Geology of Bluff Point State Park
 Geology of Bolton Notch State Park
 Geology of Campbell Falls State Park
 Geology of Chatfield Hollow State Park
 Geology of Connecticut State Parks
 Geology of Day Pond State Park
 Geology of Dennis Hill State Park
 Geology of Devil's Hopyard State Park
 Geology of Gay City State Park
 Geology of Gillette Castle State Park
 Geology of Hammonasset Beach State Park
 Geology of Haystack Mountain State Park
 Geology of Kent Falls State Park
 Geology of Kettletown State Park
 Geology of Macedonia Brook State Park
 Geology of Mansfield Hollow State Park
 Geology of Miller's Pond State Park
 Geology of Mount Tom State Park
 Geology of Osbornedale State Park
 Geology of Penwood State Park
 Geology of Putnam State Park
 Geology of Rocky Neck State Park
 Geology of Sherwood Island State Park
 Geology of Southford Falls State Park
 Geology of Wadsworth Falls State Park

Locate Park Forest
 Historical Sites - CT State Parks and Forests
 Other State Parks and Forests

Parks
 Air Line State Park Trail
  Stretching across eastern Connecticut from Thompson to East Hampton, this linear trail dates from the 1870s, and today draws walkers, hikers, horseback riders and bikers from across the state for the views, the relaxation and the solitude.
 Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument
 Bennett's Pond State Park
  Bennett's Pond State Park was once the home of Louis D. Conley, a successful manufacturer and nursery man, whose estate of more than 1,500 acres was one of the largest in Ridgefield
 Bigelow Hollow State Park/Nipmuck State Forest
 Black Rock State Park
 Bluff Point State Park
 Bluff Point State Park - Biology
 Burr Pond State Park
 Camp Columbia State Park/Forest
 Chatfield Hollow State Park
 Collis P. Huntington State Park
 Connecticut Valley Railroad State Park
 CT's 9-11 Living Memorial
  Sherwood Island State Park in Westport is the home of Connecticut's official memorial to the victims of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
 Day Pond State Park
 Dennis Hill State Park
 Devil's Hopyard State Park
 Dinosaur State Park
 Dinosaur State Park - Footprint Casting/Mining
 Dinosaur State Park Frequently Asked Questions
  Frequently Asked Questions for Dinosaur State Park
 Eagle Landing State Park
  Eagle Landing State Park is appropriately named for its favorite visitors. As one of CTís newest state parks this location features 16 acres of Connecticut River frontage and a dock which hosts scenic and bird watching tours.
 Eolia - The Mansion at Harkness State Park
 Farm River State Park
  Farm River State Park may not rank high on the list of parks by size but it is well placed when ranked by location. Taking its headwaters to the northeast, the Farm River flows 16.5 miles on its way past the Park where visitors enjoy the sun, sights and salt air of Long Island Sound.
 Farmington Canal State Park Trail
  The Farmington Canal State Park Trail in Cheshire and Hamden forms a portion of the Farmington Canal Greenway which traverses Connecticut, north to south, from Suffield to New Haven. The State Park Trail follows the path of the Farmington Canal which served the area from 1828 to 1847.
 Field Trips to Dinosaur State Park
 Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
 Fort Trumbull State Park
 Free State Parks Weekend - Suggested Parks
  Suggestions for which parks to visit on Free State Parks Weekend.
 Gardner Lake State Park
  Gardner Lake State Park is one of Connecticutís small but important park locations in the southeastern part of the state. At only nine and three quarter acres, this park principally provides boating and recreational access to the 528 acre Gardner Lake.
 Gay City State Park
 George Dudley Seymour State Park
  George Dudley Seymour State Park protects a valuable mile of Connecticut River frontage and a significant grassland habitat along the river.
 Gillette Castle State Park
 Haddam Meadows State Park
 Haley Farm State Park
 Hammonasset Beach State Park
 Harkness Memorial State Park
 Harkness Memorial State Park - Architectural Renovation
 Harkness Memorial State Park - History and Restoration
 Haystack Mountain State Park
 Hop River State Park Trail
  The 20 plus miles of the Hop River Trail, like many trails of this length, passes through or abuts many preserved open areas.
 Hopeville Pond State Park
 Housatonic Meadows State Park
 Hurd State Park
 Indian Well State Park
 John A. Minetto State Park
 Kent Falls State Park
 Kettletown State Park
 Lake Waramaug State Park
 Larkin State Park Trail
  Stretching across four towns, this long and narrow state park trail combines enough remarkable history, geography and aesthetics to rate its 110 acres as one of the biggest and prettiest parks in the Connecticutís system. Originally designated as a trail for horses, for which it is still popular, Larkinís ten miles now also serve walkers, joggers, bikers and hikers.
 Lovers Leap State Park
 Macedonia Brook State Park
 Machimoodus State Park
 Mansfield Hollow State Park
 Mashamoquet Brook State Park
 Millers Pond State ParK
 Mount Tom State Park
 Old Furnace State Park
  The 367 acre Old Furnace State Park has a storied industrial history and a present day attractiveness all its own. A three-quarter mile trail accesses a viewpoint with a ten mile viewshed.
 Osbornedale State Park
 Penwood State Park
 Putnam Memorial State Park
 Quaddick State Park
 Quinnipiac River State Park
 River Highlands State Park
 Rocky Neck State Park
 Rocky Neck State Park Campground
 Selden Neck State Park
  Selden Neck State Park is accessible only from the water. This unique park offers four paddle-in camp site areas.
 Sherwood Island State Park
 Silver Sands State Park
 Sleeping Giant State Park
 Southford Falls State Park
 Squantz Pond State Park
 Stratton Brook State Park
 Talcott Mountain State Park
 The Pavillion at Rocky Neck State Park
 Wadsworth Falls State Park
 West Rock Ridge State Park
 Wharton Brook State Park
 Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail
  The 4.5 mile Windsor Locks State Park Canal Trail follows the historic towpath of this 170 plus year old historic waterway.
 Windsor Meadows State Park
  Windsor Meadows State Park is a unique and quiet refuge along the Connecticut River 3.5 river miles north of Hartford. Its main developed features are the Bissell Bridge Boat Launch and the entrance and terminus of the Bissell Bridge Walkway Trail. Its main undeveloped feature is its 140 acres of undeveloped Connecticut River floodplain forest.

Recreation Information
 Boating - CT State Parks and Forests
 Canoe and Kayak Rental - CT State Parks and Forests
 Horseback Riding - CT State Parks and Forests
 Interpretive Facilities - CT State Parks and Forests
 Letterboxing/Geocaching in State Parks and Forests
 Mountain Biking - CT State Parks and Forests
 Off Road Vehicles - CT State Parks and Forests
 Recreation Information - Additional Links - CT State Parks and Forests
 Recreation Information - CT State Parks and Forests
 Recreational Trail Use Information
  Rules and trail etiquette to make your outdoor experience in Connecticut State Parks and Forests as safe and enjoyable as possible.
 Ski Touring - CT State Parks and Forests
 Snowmobiling - CT State Parks and Forests
 Swimming - CT State Parks and Forests
 Swimming Safety at CT State Parks and Forests
 Winter Activities - CT State Parks and Forests

Reserves
 Campbell Falls State Park Reserve
 Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve

Seasonal Employment
 Lifeguard Program
 Parks and Forests Seasonal Employment
 Parks and Forests that Hire Seasonal Employees
 State Parks that Hire Lifeguards