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Description - *This information was provided by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection*

Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank at Housatonic Meadows evokes a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass.

Located in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River amid the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank gives the overnight visitor a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river (including the park shore) is limited to fly fishing.

Attractions - Housatonic Meadows State Park has a large campground with facilities including showers.

Recreation - The lake proves a great spot for fishing and fly fishing.

Climate - The climate of this state involves a moderate amount of humidity, heat and cold. Summer highs reach 90 degrees F with low temperatures near 65 degrees. Evenings near the water can become cool and light jackets and sweaters are recommended. Winter temperatures average in the mid thirties during the day and in the teens at night. Rarely do temperatures dip to zero, especially in the southern portion of the state, where the water influences the more temperate weather.

Location - From the North – Great Barrington or Pittsfield, MA areas: travel south on Route 7 into Sharon, CT. The park is located along Route 7 in the Town of Sharon approximately 3 miles south of the West Cornwall Covered Bridge and approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4.

From the South – Greater Danbury area: travel north on Route 7 into Sharon, CT. The park is located along Route 7 approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4 and approximately 3 miles south of the West Cornwall Covered Bridge.

From the East – Hartford area: travel west on I-84, take Exit 39. Continue west on Route 4. From Cornwall Bridge after crossing the Housatonic River, turn north on Route 7. The park is located in Sharon, CT along Route 7, approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4.


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Contact Information:
Housatonic Meadows State Park, 159 Macedonia Brook Road , Kent, Connecticut, 06757, Phone: (860) 927-3238
, dep.stateparks@po.state.ct.us

Additional Information:
Connecticut State Parks -
Litchfield Hills Travel Region -

Links:
Housatonic Meadows State Park - Official site for Housatonic Meadows State Park

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