DEEP: Connecticut State Parks and Forests

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ATTENTION Hunters, Anglers, and Hikers: Residents, especially those in the southeastern part of the state from the lower Connecticut River Valley to the Rhode Island border, are advised to protect themselves and their children by taking personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites until the first hard frost of the fall. Consideration should also be given to minimizing outdoor activity from dusk to dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. The Department of Public Health announced on Oct. 1, 2019, that a third person has died this year in CT from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and a fourth person remains hospitalized due to EEE (Press release with more details). Weekly surveillance updates of mosquito and virus activity, precautionary and control methods, and the current list of certified applicators can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/mosquito.
Did you know?  
Your Connecticut registered vehicle is your Passport to Connecticut State Parks!
Anyone in a Connecticut-registered vehicle can park free of charge at all CT State Parks and Forests year-round. 
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 LATEST NEWS
 
Connecticut's rails-to-trails are a great way to easily explore some of our unique landscapes on foot, bike or horse back. Plan your visit using the Connecticut Rail Trail Explorer.
 
Details are now available for the 2019 “Sky’s the Limit Hiking Challenge.” The theme for this year is "Supervisors' and Staff Picks." 
 
Fort Trumbull is on Twitter!  Follow us @CTFortTrumbull
 
A number of exciting projects are taking place across the state in our State Parks.  See details on construction and renovation projects.
 
July 2, 2019 - The Seaside State Park RFP process has concluded with no award.
The park is open as a place for passive recreation activities including walking, fishing and birdwatching. The buildings on the property remain closed to the public.
 
 
 FEATURED VIDEOS
Goodwin State Forest and Conservation Education Center
An Adventure for All Seasons
Connecticut State Park Videos on YouTube
 
 
 CONTACT US
 
For information on a specific park or forest, or for a park or forest phone number,
use the Select a Park or Forest link above.
 
For general questions about Connecticut state parks or forests, please email us at deep.stateparks@ct.gov or call 860-424-3200.