DEEP: Connecticut State Parks and Forests

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Due to storm damage, the following Connecticut State Park is currently closed:
  • Sleeping Giant, Hamden    
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Connecticut has launched the Passport to Parks Program.  Residents, in a Connecticut registered car, are no longer required to pay a parking fee at CT State Parks and Forest recreation areas, due to DMV collecting a $10 fee ($5 per year) on behalf of DEEP at the time of registration and registration renewals for non-commercial motor vehicles. 
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.
A new state park will be developed at the former Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford expanding shore-line recreational opportunities for Connecticut residents and visitors.
Goodwin State Forest and Conservation Education Center
An Adventure for All Seasons
Connecticut State Park Videos on YouTube
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 or call 860-424-3200.