Cockaponset State Forest: Pattaconk Reservoir

Connecticut State Forest

acres in Chester and Haddam, CT


Trail Map (South) (Central)           Trails: 25 miles           Rating: ★★★☆☆


  • Blue Cockaponset Trail – 7 miles
  • Blue/Red Pattaconk North & South
  • White
    • Unexplored
  • Orange
    • Unexplored
  • Purple
    • Unexplored
  • Red
    • Unexplored


Swimming is allowed at the reservoir, check the beach status here.


Pattaconk Reservoir is 56 acres with a carry-in boat launch from the main Pattaconk Reservoir parking area.

The rules are 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing. Use of internal combustion engines prohibited during July and August.


This section of the state forest has youth camping areas on the east side of the reservoir.


‘Cockaponset’ is the name of an Indian chief, who’s buried in the Ponset section of Haddam

The name ‘Pattaconk’ comes from a Native American language meaning “round” or “wigwam-shaped hill.”


The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.
Last updated April 1st, 2024

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