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HOUSATONIC MEADOWS STATE PARK, CT
DescriptionLocated in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River, amid the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank gives the overnight visitor a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river, including the park shore, is limited to fly fishing.
Housatonic Meadows State Park contains 451 acres located in Sharon, CT, in the picturesque valley of the Housatonic River amid the rugged hills of the Northwestern uplands.
The clear, cold, river water provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on the trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river, including the park shore, is limited to fly fishing. Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of other outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, camping, canoeing and cross-country skiing.
Housatonic Meadow Campground offers 95 campsites, under tall pines on the banks of the Housatonic River.Â The camping season begins in mid-April and ends October 11th. Additional park facilities include restrooms, showers, drinking water, gravel parking, and a pay telephone.
Nearby parks include Kent Falls State Park, in Kent, Lake Waramaug State Park, in Kent/New Preston, Macedonia Brook State Park, in Kent, and Mohawk Mountain State Forest, in Cornwall/Goshen.
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Alerts and Important InformationYou can now make a reservation for the day before your arrival and up until 11 months in advance. The maximum length of stay is fourteen consecutive days. If you have a 14 day reservation, all members of your camping party and your camping equipment must leave the park for 5 days before you can return.
In an effort to protect Connecticut's forests from the introduction and spread of destructive insect pests - in particular the emerald ash borer and Asian long-horned beetle - the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is taking the following action:
Prohibiting the bringing of firewood into state of Connecticut campgrounds and state parks from other states. As an alternative, firewood can be either purchased at the camp stores within the state campgrounds or at local retail sellers of firewood.
Getting There:From the north/Great Barrington/Pittsfield, MA: Travel south on Route 7 into Sharon, CT. The park is located along Route 7 in the Town of Sharon, approximately 3 miles south of the West Cornwall Covered Bridge, and approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4. From the south/Greater Danbury: Travel north on Route 7 into Sharon, CT. The park is located along Route 7, approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4, and approximately 3 miles south of the West Cornwall Covered Bridge. From the east/Hartford: Travel west on I-84, and take Exit 39. Continue west on Route 4. From Cornwall Bridge (after crossing the Housatonic River), turn north on Route 7. The park is located in Sharon, CT, along Route 7, approximately 2 miles north of the intersection with Route 4.
Mailing Address:HOUSATONIC MEADOWS STATE PARK
US ROUTE 7
SHARON CT 06069
Phone Number:Information: (860)672-6772