Nepaug State Forest

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Nepaug State Forest

Connecticut

(860) 424-3200

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Overview

Located on Route 202 near New Hartford, Connecticut, visitors can access the forest from Route 202 and Satan's Kingdom Rd. The forest was originally established to protect the streams feeding the State Fish Hatchery in Burlington. The acquisitions in this area were known as the Burlington Block. In 1927, additional acquisitions were made to the north, in what became known as the Satan's Kingdom Block of Nepaug Forest. In 1942, it was decided to create two forests. The southern Burlington Block became Nassahegon State Forest while the northern Satan's Kingdom Block became Nepaug State Forest. Recent acquisitions have brought the size of Nepaug to 1,374 acres. The majority of the forest is found in New Hartford, with only a few acres being in Canton.

The forest is managed for sawtimber, firewood, wildlife habitat, and recreational activities such as hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing, tubing and bird watching.

Map of Nepaug State Forest (CT)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.821734, -72.941666

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating is a popular activity in Nepaug State Forest.

  • Bicycling

    The singletracks in Nepaug State Forest are hard to beat. They offer twisty, turning, rocky, and root-filled trails, plus you may find some sandy track.

  • Camping

    Backpack camping is available in Nepaug State Park.

  • Climbing

    No information could be found on the climbing possibilities in Nepaug State Forest. Check with the ranger before climbing.

  • Fishing

    Stream fishing is popular activity in the forest.

  • Hiking

    The park offer four excellent hiking trails.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is a great way to spend your late Fall day.

  • Water Sports

    Kayaking, canoeing, tubing and fishing are great activities to enjoy in Nepaug State Forest.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are excellent ways to utilize the hiking trails in the winter.

Directions

Driving

From Stedman Rd

1. Head north on Stedman Rd toward Old Steele Rd 0.9 mi 2. Slight right at Steele Rd 0.3 mi 3. Continue on Pine Hill Rd 0.9 mi 4. Turn left at Satans Kingdom Rd 1.2 mi 5. Turn right to stay on Satans Kingdom Rd 0.5 mi

Phone Numbers

Primary

(860) 424-3200

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