State Forest

Connecticut State Forests

Connecticut may have up to 35 state forests though the DEEP often only officially 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 Nipmuck
Nye-Holman Pachaug Paugnut Paugussett Peoples
Pootatuck Quaddick Salmon River Shenipsit The Preserve
Topsmead Tunxis Wyantenock

Nye-Holman State Forest

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41.881992, -72.307428

Nye-Holman State Forest Connecticut State Forest 818 acres in Tolland, CT Parking: River Access/Walking – Small lot near on Tolland Stage Rd  Archery/Camping – Medium lot near… Read more…

Nayantaquit Trail

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41.395990, -72.307044

Nehantic State Forest: Nayantaquit Trail Connecticut State Forest and Blue Blaze Trail 1,667 acres in Lyme, CT Parking: Large lot near Keeny Rd, Lyme, CT Trail Map … Read more…

Natchaug State Forest: Perry Hill

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41.880034, -72.194366

Natchaug State Forest: Perry Hill Connecticut State Forest and Blue Blaze Trail in Ashford, CT Parking: North end – Shoulder parking near 68-198 Oakes Rd Ashford, CT… Read more…

Shenipsit Trail: Dickinson Rd

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41.649529, -72.518351

Shenipsit Trail: Dickinson Rd Blue Blaze Trail and Connecticut State Forest in East Hampton and Glastonbury, CT Parking: Shoulder parking past 96 Dickinson Road, South Glastonbury, CT… Read more…

Enders Falls

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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:…

Nathan Hale State Forest

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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 Trail Map        Trails: 12…

Goodwin State Forest

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41.785700, -72.083707

James L. Goodwin State Forest Connecticut State Forest 2,003 acres in Hampton and Chaplin, CT Parking: Lot at 23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT Trail Map       …

Soapstone Mountain

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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     …

Nipmuck State Forest: South Parcel

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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   …