Chatfield Hollow State Park
412 acres in Killingworth, CT
Parking: Lots near 381 CT-80, Killingworth, CT
Trail Map Trails: 5 miles Rating: ★★★★☆
This is a partial/incomplete page as I have not yet explored Chatfield Hollow State Park. I did drive through the park after hiking the length of the Chatfield Trail and despite being an early Monday afternoon the park was packed with walkers, hikers, and fisherman.
I have yet to hike any trails within the park but highlights include the ‘Indian Caves’ and chimney on the green trails, the covered bridge on the purple trail, and a lookout on the white trail.
The main wall here has a full range of climbing from top rope and trad to a handful of sport routes.
There is a beach, bathrooms, and a pavilion along the Schreeder Pond for swimming. I’ve also seen fisherman lining the shores as the DEEP stocks a number of sites within the park.
Be sure to check the Beach Water Quality Status report before visiting.
Established as a state park in 1949. This park was featured in the 2017 Sky’s the Limit Hiking Challenge.
Peter Marteka – A Killingworth Hike To A Tight Squeeze (2018)
CTMQ – TSTL’17.11: Chatfield Hollow State Park (2017)
Peter Marteka – Chatfield Trail In Killingworth: Where Your Hike Becomes An Adventure (2012)
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Last updated April 24th, 2022
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