Higganum Reservoir State Park

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Higganum Reservoir State Park

Connecticut

(860) 424-3200

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Overview

Higganum Reservoir State Park is located in Higganum, Connecticut . The park covers 137 acres included 30.8 Acres of lake area. Higganum Reservoir is one of Connecticut's beautiful lakes . If you want a glorious time in the great outdoors, just come to Higganum Reservoir where you can spot Big Hill and go for a hike along the Washington Trail, and tremendous hiking along the Mattabesset Trail. You can also take a little trip to Higganum Reservoir Dam. The original dam (recently replaced by the State of Connecticut) was constructed in 1868 by brothers George M. and Thomas J. Clark of the Higganum Manufacturing Company. Their firm, later known as Clark Cutaway Harrow, one of Higganum's most successful industries, produced an extensive line of farm equipment including 400 types of plows, disk harrows, cider presses, hay spreaders and carriage jacks to name a few. The factory, located at the site of present empty Rossi lumberyard, was powered by water from the reservoir and Candlewood Hill and Bible Rock Brooks. The factory burned in the early 20th century but the dam and reservoir remained until its 2003 reconstruction as Higganum Reservoir State Park. Available Activities are Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddle Boating, Walk-in Parks.

Map of Higganum Reservoir (CT)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.500478, -72.575855

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Activities

  • Boating

    There is a boat ramp, but only for carry in boats. Bring your kayak and canoe and enjoy a day on the reservoir.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is a popular activity on the over 30acre lake. Bring your pole for a day of casting.

  • Hiking

    Go for a hike along the Washington Trail, and tremendous hiking along the Mattabesset Trail. You can also take a little trip to Higganum Reservoir Dam. The original dam (recently replaced by the State of Connecticut) was constructed in 1868 by brothers George M. and Thomas J. Clark of the Higganum Manufacturing Company.

  • Horseback Riding

    Bring your horse and trot the beautiful trails.

  • Hunting

    The park is open for seasonal hunting.

Directions

Driving

From the junction of Route 154 and Route 81, proceed south on Route 81 for 0.1 miles. Parking lot on right at base of dam. For the boat ramp, follow Route 81 1.0 mile south of Route 154 and turn right on Dish Mill Road.

Phone Numbers

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(860) 424-3200

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