DEEP: Wharton Brook State Park
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
DEEP: Wharton Brook State Park


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Park Location
Route 5
Wallingford
(Directions)

Park Contact Information
Wharton Brook
State Park
c/o Sleeping Giant State Park
200 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 287-5658

 

 
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ACCESSIBILITY
This park offers:
{Symbol for Handicapped Accessibility} Picnic Shelter
{Symbol for Handicapped Accessibility} Swimming

HOURS:
The park is open from 8 am to sunset.

WATER QUALITY:
Current information on swimming water quality.

PETS:
Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic areas.

STATE PARKS CONTACT INFORMATION:
Email:
 
Telephone:
(860) 424-3200
(866) 287-2757
(Toll Free in CT)
Fax:
(860) 424-4070

{Wharton Brook State Park} Wharton Brook
State Park
Wallingford
Located on wooded, sandy knolls, Wharton Brook offers solitude for a quiet, peaceful picnic.
Activities Facilities Directions Map Overview
Activities
{Camping} Fishing {Swimming} Swimming
{Picnicking} Picnicking
Fishing
Wharton Brook State Park is a designated Trout Park.
Please see Trout Parks for important information.
Facilities
Bathrooms, Picnic Shelter
Picnic Shelter Rental Information
Note to Swimmers:  Please read the Beach Rules and Swimming Safety Information before entering the park.
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Wharton Brook State Park, Wallingford
Directions
From I-91 (north or south): Take Exit 13. Take a left at the end of the long exit ramp onto Route 5 south. Park entrance is a tenth of a mile on the left.
Fees
 
There is a weekend/holiday parking fee at Wharton Brook State Park.
More Information
Map
Park Map 
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Overview
In 1918-1920, this Park was known as a traveler's wayside; motorists could stop to have their cars serviced and enjoy a quiet picnic lunch. The park was the forerunner of the rest areas developed by the State Department of Transportation. In 1918 Wharton Brook was established as a park.

Other Nearby State Recreation Areas Include:
Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden
Location: 2 miles north of Hamden off Route 10
Activities: Hiking, Stream Fishing, Picnicking, Youth Group Camping, Nature Trail, Scenic Vista, Lookout Tower
Charge: Weekends and holidays
{Pavillion at Wharton Brook State Park}
Pavilion at Wharton Brook State Park

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Connecticut Tourism Information
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