Minnie Island State Park

Quick Facts

Minnie Island State Park


(860) 424-3200

Map Directions

Things To Do



Minnie Island is the smallest State Park in the state at only .88acres. It is located in Gardner Lake in southeastern Connecticut. Split by the Salem/Montville town line, it escaped mention (and taxation) in the land records of both towns until 1925 when a Public Act made the island a State Park.

Map of Minnie Island (CT)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.505428, -72.222619



  • Boating

    Minnie Island is an island in Gardner Lake and is only accessible by boat. You may want to take your kayak, because the island is heavily wooded and it is difficult to find a piece of shore empty enough to dock your boat.

  • Fishing

    Gardner Lake is an excellent fishing lake that was stocked with walleye in 1993.

  • Picnicking

    Minnie Island State Park is an amazing splotch of land to dock your boat on and have a lovely lunch.



From CT-82/Norwich Rd driving directions to Lake View Ave 3.0 miles, about 5 mins

1. Head northeast on CT-82/Norwich Rd toward Salem Marketplace 2.8 mi 2. Turn left at Lake View Ave 0.2 mi 3. From Gardner Lake Minnie Island can access by water only

Phone Numbers


(860) 424-3200