Kettletown State Park

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Kettletown State Park

Connecticut

(203) 264-5678

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Overview

Kettletown State Park Said to be purchased by colonists from Native American tribes for one brass kettle, Kettletown State Park is a 605-acre expanse that offers a little bit of everything. The main attraction is Lake Zoar, a damned section of the Housatonic River. It is the fifth largest freshwater body in the state, and visitors can swim in its cool waters and fish along its banks. A camping area offers 68 sites in both open and wooded settings, while an open field is designated for youth group camping. Interpretive programs offer naturalist talks on a variety of topics as well as nature walks. The diverse trails provide scenic vistas and glimpses of interesting species inhabiting the land. A trip to this western Connecticut park truly offers something for everyone. Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic areas and on hiking trails. Pets are not allowed on the beach or in the campground. Park Contact Information : May - September: 203-264-5678; October - April: 203-938-2285

Map of Kettletown (CT)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.423213, -73.206784

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Activities

  • Camping

    Kettletown Campground is open for the season from May 28 through September 30 (daily). 68 partly wooded and open sites. Dumping station, bathrooms, showers, fishing, swimming. Trailers and RV's may not exceed 28' in length.

    The park also offers youth group camping.

  • Fishing

    The park offers freshwater fishing on either Lake Zoar or the Housatonic River. Bring your pole for a weekend of fun.

  • Hiking

    The park offers 4 hiking trails where astounding examples of metamorphic rocks may be found.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables and bathrooms make for a comfortable picnic by Lake Zoar.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is a great way to beat the Summertime heat on Lake Zoar.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open from 8 am to sunset.

Directions

Driving

Off Interstate 84: take Exit 15. Go south onto CT Route 67. Take a right at the first traffic light onto Kettletown Road. Continue for approximately 3 miles on Kettletown Road. Take a right onto Georges Hill Road. Park is located on the left approximately 0.6 miles.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(203) 264-5678

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