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Connecticut State Parks



Bigelow Hollow State Park & Nipmuck State Forest Union
Black Rock State Park
Bluff Point State Park
Burr Pond State Park
Campbell Falls State Park
Chatfield Hollow State Park
Collis P. Huntington State Park
Connecticut Valey Railroad State Park
Day Pond State Park
Dennis Hill State Park
Devil's Hopyard State Park
Dinosaur State Park
Fort Griswold State Park
Fort Trumbull State Park
Gay City State Park
Gillette Castle State Park
Haddam Meadows State Park
Haley Farm State Park
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Harkness Memorial State Park
Haystack Mountain State Park
Hopeville Pond State Park
Housatonic Meadows State Park
Hurd State Park
Indian Well State Park
John A. Minetto State Park
Kent Falls State Park
Kettletown State Park
Lake Waramaug State Park
Macedonia Brook State Park
Mansfield Hollow State Park
Mashamoquet Brook State Park
Millers Pond State Park
Mount Tom State Park
Osbornedale State Park
Penwood State Park
Putnam Memorial State Park
Quaddick State Park
Rocky Neck State Park
Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve
Sherwood Island State Park
Silver Sands State Park
Sleeping Giant State Park
Southford Falls State Park
Squantz Pond State Park
Stratton Brook State Park
Talcott Mountain State Park
Wadsworth Falls State Park
West Rock Ridge State Park
Wharton Brook State Park

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General Information

Description - The Bureaus of Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources together accomplish the agency’s outdoor recreation mission by acquiring lands for conservation and recreation purposes, providing public use compatible with long term protection of natural resources base, developing appropriate public facilities, participating in the state’s tourism industry and, providing conservation law enforcement support to protect Connecticut's natural resources to ensure continued recreational and commercial opportunities.

Attractions - Connecticut manages 137 parks with a wide variety of hiking trails, lakes and ponds and expansive coastline. connecticut is a wonderful place to experience nature in its parks.

Recreation - The Connecticut system of state parks and forests provide many opportunities to camp, fish, hike, boat, enjoy the shoreline and inland water bodies, or just enjoy a quiet paddle along a river.

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 - Maps and detailed driving directions are available on the individual descriptive wilderent.com pages of this section.


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Connecticut - One of the three smallest states in the country, two-thirds of Connecticut remain green with the rest thickly settled.

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