Connecticut State Parks

Above All State Park, (Warren/Litchfield)

Above All State Park is a walk-in Park (Undeveloped) From the junction of Route 45 and Route 341 in Warren, proceed north on Route 45 for 0.2 mile and turn left on Sackett Hill Road. To travel to the park follow Sackett Hill Road 0.7 mile and turn left on Above All Road.  Follow Above All Road for 1.0 mile to the barred gate on the left.

Algonquin State Forest, (Colebrook) 

Offers hiking, Letterboxing , Wildlife Viewing, Hunting (in some sections of forest) . To travel to the park from the junction of Route 8 and Route 20 in Winchester, proceed north on Route 8 3.0 miles and turn left on Sandy Brook Road.  Follow Sandy Brook Road 1.1 miles to the pull-off for the White Trail on the right.

Beaver Brook State Park, (Windham/Chaplin)

Offers hunting. A Walk-in Park (Undeveloped). Travel from the junction of Route 203 and Route 14 in Windham Center, follow Route 14 east 0.7 mile and turn left on Back Road.  The pond is 2.5 miles north, on the left.

Becket Hill State Park Reserve (Lyme)

A Walk-In Park that is undeveloped. Travel from the junction of Route 82 and Route 156 in East Haddam, proceed south on Route 156 for 4.9 miles.  The entrance is on the left.

Bolton Notch State Park (Bolton)

Offers hiking and rock climbing. Travel to the junction of Route 44 and Route 6 in Bolton.  Heading west on I-384 from Bolton Notch, turn right at end of guardrail and go downhill to parking lot. Hiking trail is unmarked; trail starts just across from the parking lot.  

Brainard Homestead State Park, (East Haddam)

Offers bird watching and field sports and hiking. A Walk-in Park located from the junction of Route 149 and route 82 in East Haddam, proceed north on Route 149 for 0.8 mile and turn right on Landing Hill Road. Follow Landing Hill Road for 0.4 mile and turn right on Maple Avenue. Follow 0.1 mile and turn right on Creek Row (a dirt road). Park on the right by the open fields.

Dart Island State Park, (Middletown)

Offers bird watching, boating, and fishing. Located in the Connecticut river in Middletown; Access to this park is by water only.

Ferry Landing State Park (Old Lyme)

Offers fishing, bird watching and crabbing. Located at the Connecticut Marine Headquarters, Ferry Road, Old Lyme. I-95 to exit 70, Route 156, right onto Ferry Road. Follow to the end.

George Waldo State Park, (Southbury)
Offering fishing, hiking, horseback riding,hunting, and mountain biking access, (A Walk-In Park), travel from the intersection of Routes 6 and 67 in Southbury, follow Route 67 (Roxbury Road) west for 2 miles and turn left (south) on Route 172. Follow Route 172 south for 2.1 miles and turn right (west) onto Spruce Brook Road. Follow Spruce Brook Road for 1.25 miles and bear left at the intersection onto Stilson Road. Follow Stilson for 0.6 miles to its end and turn left (south) onto Purchase Brook Road. The park entrance is 1.3 miles south of Stilson on the right (west).
Haddam Island State Park, (Haddam)
Offers access to bird watching, boating, and fishing. Located in the Connecticut River at Haddam. Access to this park is by water only.

Higganum Reservoir State Park, (Higganum)
Access to boating (car top), fishing, hiking, and hunting. (A Walk-In Park) with car top boat ramp. Travel from the junction of Route 154 and Route 81, proceed south on Route 81 for 0.1 miles.  Parking lot on right at base of dam.  For the boat ramp, follow Route 81 1.0 mile south of Route 154 and turn right on Dish Mill Road.
Hopemead State Park, (Montville/Bozrah)
Access to fishing and hiking Location: Travel to the junction of Route 82 and Route 163 in Bozrah, follow Route 82 west and immediately take the first right on Church Road. Follow Church Road to the end and turn right on Doyle Road. Follow 0.2 mile and turn left on Cottage Road.  Follow Cottage Road 0.8 mile to the Park on the left.
Horse Guard State Park, (Avon)

An undeveloped walk in park. Travel from the junction of Routes 167 and 44 in Avon, follow Route 167 south 1.1 miles to wooded area on west side of road.
Housatonic  Meadows State Park, (Sharon)
Access to hiking, hunting, letterboxing, mountain biking and snowmobiling. Travel from the junction of Route 7 and Route 128 in West Cornwall (opposite the Cornwall covered bridge), turn north on Route 7 and take an immediate left on West Cornwall Road. Follow 3.6 miles to the Forest entrance on the right

Humaston Brook State Park, (Litchfield)

Access to fishing and hiking on this undeveloped park. Travel from Route 254 in Northfield, take Knife Shop Road 0.2 mile northeast to the dam. To get to the trail, turn left on Newton Road, left on White Road and park immediately.

Killingly Pond State Park, (Killingly)

Access to boating, fishing, hiking,  and hunting. Travel from the junction of Route 12 and Route 101 in Killingly, proceed east on Route 101 3.9 miles and turn left on Pond Road.  The lake is on the right in 0.8 mile.

Lamentation Mountain State Park, (Berlin)
Access to hiking and scenic vistas. Travel from the junction of the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15), Route 691 and Route 66 in Meriden, proceed north on Route 15 (which becomes the Berlin Turnpike). Follow the Berlin Turnpike north 3.1 miles to Spruce Brook Road.  Turn right on Spruce Brook and park at the Mattabesett Trail marker.  Follow the trail south to Lamentation Mountain.
Larkin State Park Trail, (Southbury/Naugatuck/Oxford/Middlebury)

Meshomasic State Forest, (East Hampton/Glastonbury/Portland)

Access to fishing, hiking, letterboxing, and hunting, Parking and public and shooting range, (8 miles of gravel forest roads seasonally open to the public).
Mianus River State Park, (Stamford)

Access to biking, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Limited parking. Travel from the junction of Route 104 and Route 15 (Merritt Parkway, Exit 34), proceed north on Route 104 for 3.1 miles and turn left on Riverbank Road. Follow this road for 5.1 miles (noting that in 3.4 miles, the name changes to Westover Road.) Turn right on Merribrook Lane and follow 0.2 mile to the small parking areas on either side of the r

Minnie Island State Park, (Bozrah, Montville)
Access to boating, fishing, and picnicking. Travel to the island is accessible only by boat. It is in Gardner Lake opposite the boat ramp.

More coming soon!

Mohawk State Forest/ Mohawk Mountain State Park, (Goshen/Cornwall)
Mohegan State Forest, (Scotland)

Mono Pond State Park, (Columbia)

Mooween State Park, (Lebanon)

Mount Bushnell State Park, (Washington)

Mount Riga State Park, (Salisbury)

Mount Tom State Park, (Litchfield)

Nassahegon State Forest, (Burlington)

Natchaug State Forest, (Eastford)

Nathan Hale State Forest, (Coventry/Andover)

Naugatuck State Forest, (Naugatuck/Oxford/Beacon Falls)
Nehantic State Forest, (Lyme)
Nepaug State Forest, New (Hartford)

Nipmuck State Forest, (Union)

Nye-Holman State Forest, (Tolland)

Old Furnace State Park, (Killingly)

Osbornedale State Park, (Derby)

Pachaug State Forest, (Voluntown)
Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area, (Chester/Haddam)
Paugnut State Forest, (Torrington/Winchester)
Paugussett State Forest, (Newtown)
Penwood State Park, (Bloomfield)
Peoples State Forest, (Barkhamsted)
Platt Hill State Park, (Winchester)
Pomeroy State Park, (Lebanon)
Pootatuck State Forest, (New Fairfield)
Putnam Memorial State Park, (Redding)
Quaddick State Park, (Thompson)
Quaddick State Forest, (Thompson)
Quinebaug Lake State Park, (Killingly)
Quinnipiac River State Park, (North Haven)
River Highlands State Park, (Cromwell)
Rocky Glen State Park, (Newtown)
Rocky Neck State Park, (East Lyme)
Ross Pond State Park, (Killingly)
S.L. Pierrepont State Park, (Ridgefield)
Salmon River Sate Forest, (Colchester)
Salt Rock State Campground, (Sprague)
Satan’s Kingdom State Park, (New Hartford)
Scantic River State Park, (Enfield/East Windsor/Somers)
Selden Neck State Park, (Lyme)
Shenipsit State Forest, (Stafford/Somers/Ellington)
Sherwood Island State Park, (Westport)
Silver Sands State Park, (Milford)
Sleeping Giant State Park, (Hamden)
Southford Falls State Park, (Southbury)
Squantz Pond State Park, New (Fairfield)
Stillwater Pond State Park, (Torrington)
Stoddard Hill State Park, (Ledyard)
Stratton Brook State Park, (Simsbury)
Sunnybrook State Park, (Torrington)
Sunrise Resort State Park, (East Haddam)
Talcott Mountain State Park, (Simsbury)
Topsmead State Forest, (Litchfield)
Tri-Mountain State Park, (Durham/Wallingford)
Trout Brook Valley State Park, (Easton)
Tunxis State Forest, (Graby/Barkhamsted/Hartland)
Wadsworth Falls State Park, (Middlefield/Middletown)
West Rock Ridge State Park, (Hamden/New Haven)
Wharton Brook State Park, (Wallingford)
Whittemore Glen State Park, (Naugatuck/Middlebury)
Windsor Locks Canal State Park, (Windsor Locks)
Windsor Meadows State Park, (Windsor)
Wooster Mountain State Park, (Danbury)
Wyantenock State Forest, (Cornwal)