Aerial show of Talcott Mountain in Fall

About Connecticut State Parks

Connecticut has 110 state parks and 32 state forests, encompassing over 250,000 acres of ambling river valleys, rolling hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, shoreline, and forest. In 2022, as many as 17 million people explored our parks, forests, and waterways. Whether camping at one of the 14 state campgrounds, swimming in our lakes and streams, hiking along our thousands of miles of trails, or ski touring your way around the state, Connecticut’s vast system of state parks and forests has something to offer every outdoor enthusiast.

From the coastal parks along the Long Island Sound to the Taconic Mountains in the Northwest and everything in between, Connecticut’s natural diversity, scenic beauty, and outdoor recreation opportunities contribute immeasurably to the quality of life of its residents.

“Connecticut has some of the best parks of any state in the country, and the State Parks system provides numerous opportunities across the state to explore the outdoors.”

  –  Ned Lamont, (Governor of Connecticut)


state parks and forests in Connecticut
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annual visitors to Connecticut state parks and forests
miles of trails in Connecticut's state parks & forests
state for percentage of land dedicated to state and national parks
acres of state park and forest land in Connecticut
river, lake and shoreline boat launches