State Forest

Connecticut State Forests

Connecticut has 36 state forests though the DEEP often only acknowledges 33.

State Forests

Algonquin American Legion Camp Columbia Centennial Watershed Cockaponset
Enders Housatonic James L. Goodwin Massacoe Mattatuck
Meshomasic Mohawk Mohegan Nassahegon Natchaug
Nathan Hale Naugatuck Nehantic Nepaug Nassahegon
Nipmuck Nye-Holman Pachaug Paugnut Paugussett
Peoples Pootatuck Quaddick Salmon River Shenipsit
The Preserve Topsmead Pootatuck Tunxis Werner Woods
Wyantenock

Enders Falls

★★★★★

41.954637, -72.878227

Enders Falls Connecticut State Forest 2,103 acres in Granby and Barkhamsted, CT Parking: Large lot near 173-117 Barkhamsted Rd, West Granby, CT Trail Map       Trails:… Read more…

Nathan Hale State Forest

★★★☆☆

41.764554, -72.347094

Nathan Hale State Forest Connecticut State Forest 1,529 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Large lot at 2299 South St, Coventry, CT No Official Trail Map.   Trails: 12 miles … Read more…

Soapstone Mountain

★★★★☆

41.961605, -72.408513

Soapstone Mountain Connecticut State Forest 1800 acres in Ellington, Somers, and Stafford, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 399 Gulf Rd, Somers, CT Trail Map     … Read more…

Nipmuck State Forest

★★☆☆☆

41.943590, -72.252048

Nipmuck State Forest – South Parcel Connecticut State Forest 900+ acres in Willington and Stafford, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 57 Polster Road, Willington, CT Trail Map This… Read more…

Spruce Brook Falls

★★★★★

41.461044, -73.075243

Naugatuck State Forest – West Block Connecticut State Forest 2000 acres in Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, and Oxford, CT Parking: Medium sized dirt lot at the end of… Read more…

Day Pond State Park

★★★★☆

41.557409, -72.418005

Day Pond State Park / Salmon River State Forest / Comstock Covered Bridge Connecticut State Park and State Forest 180 acres in Colchester, CT Parking: Day Pond… Read more…