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NOTICE: Amplified music, bounce houses and other play equipment are NOT ALLOWED. Please call the park directly, before making a reservation, if you have questions regarding other rules and regulations. Additional information can also be found at: http://www.ct.gov/dep
QUADDICK PICNIC SHELTER, CT
DescriptionQuaddick Picnic Shelter was once the site of Thompson's town farm, where elderly residents of the village spent their reflective years. Prior to that, it had been a fishing area of the Nipmuck Indians. Today, it is an ideal setting for picnics, with sprawling areas for field sports and opportunities for both swimming and ice skating, depending on the season.
In 1866, the town of Thompson granted the right to flow what was then Kings Pond to a higher level, creating Quaddick Reservoir. The reservoir was heavily used as a source of power and water, for processing textile materials in the plants in Killingly. In 1951, Quaddick was designated a state park, after originally being developed as a Forestry recreation area.
Activities include boating, ice skating, field sports, picnicking, and swimming.
Park facilities include restrooms, a boat launch area, changing rooms, picnic shelters, and picnic tables.
Two nearby staete parks include Bigelow Hollow State Park and Mashamoquet Brook State Park.
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Alerts and Important Information
Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance before your arrival and up until 11 months in advance
All Parking fees are additional and will be collected on arrival at the gate.
Getting There:From the west/Putnam: Take Route 44 east for 3.3 miles, after crossing under I-395, to Town Farm Road in East Putnam. Turn left onto Town Farm Road, and proceed north for 2.7 miles. The park entrance is on the left. From the east/Providence, RI: Take Route 44 west. Continue on Route 44 for 1.0 miles, after crossing the Connecticut State Line, to Town Farm Road in East Putnam. Turn right onto Town Farm Road, and proceed north for 2.7 miles. The park entrance is on the left. From the north/Worcester, MA: Take I-290 south to I-395 south, Exit 99. Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Quaddick Road, and proceed south for 3.2 miles to Town Farm Road. Turn left onto Town Farm Road, and proceed north for 1.4 miles. The park entrance is on the left. From the south/Norwich: Take I-395 north, Exit 97. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 44 east, and proceed for 3.3 miles to Town Farm Road in East Putnam. Turn left onto Town Farm Road, and proceed north for 2.7 miles. The park entrance is on the left.
Mailing Address:QUADDICK PICNIC SHELTER
818 TOWN FARM ROAD
THOMPSON CT 06277
Phone Number:Information: (860)928-9200