Attention: You 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. Any reservation with a departure date that is more than 11 months from today cannot be changed or cancelled for 18 days after the reservation was made for an inland campground and 25 days for sites at Hammonasset and Rocky Neck.

BLACK ROCK STATE PARK, CT

Tucked into the scenic rolling hills of the Western Highlands, 439-acre Black Rock State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Steep, wooded ledges covered with pine, hemlock and oak provide the setting for Black Rock Pond. The name "Black Rock" is derived from the...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Aug 20 2015   Later Dates

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You 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 a local retail sellers of firewood.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection greatly appreciates the public's assistance in helping to protect the state's natural resources and apologizes for any inconvenience this initiative may cause.

ALCOHOL is PROHIBITED at Black Rock

Pets are not permitted in the campground

Some new parking regulations have been applied to specific sites; alerts will be displayed.


Additional information can be found at the following addresses:
CT State Parks (DEEP)
Friends of Connecticut State Parks
General Camping Information

If you have any questions, please call 1-866-287-2757 or 1-266-CTPARKS.

Explore the natural and cultural histories of Connecticut State Parks and Forests through interpretation! Interpretive events are listed on the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's website. Take a hike, meet a snake, learn about forest heroes, and more! Follow this link to the DEEP's Calendar of Events. Perform a "Keyword" search for this park/forest and then join a program. Additional programs may be offered, so be sure to check with the campground staff. For additional information please call the DEEP Division of State Parks at 860-424-3200. Find interpretive programs:

http://www.depdata.ct.gov/calendar/
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Description

Tucked into the scenic rolling hills of the Western Highlands, 439-acre Black Rock State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Steep, wooded ledges covered with pine, hemlock and oak provide the setting for Black Rock Pond. The name "Black Rock" is derived from the local graphite deposits which the early settlers of the Naugatuck Valley were allowed to mine by the resident Indians around 1657. Visitors can enjoy the scenery of the Western Highlands while hiking the blue-blazed Mattatuck Trail, which connects the park to the woodland sections of the Mattatuck State Forest.

Geography:

Black Rock was given to the people of Connecticut in 1926, through the efforts of Black Rock Forest, Incorporated, a citizen's conservation group interested in woodland preservation. Development of access roads and facilities later became part of the Civilian Conservation Corps' economic recovery program in the 1930's, following World War I.

Recreation:

Black Rock is a designated Trout Park, so one important activity at the park is stream and pond fishing. Other activities include camping, picnicking, swimming, and field sports. Excellent hiking is available on the Mattatuck Trail, from the Grey Stone section of Waterbury to the Wigwam Reservoir in Morris. This trail offers a scenic view of the Naugatuck Valley, highlighting Black Rock. There are many side trails, where one can see Black Rock Lake, Black Rock Pond, mature forests, and meadows. Hikes can last from 30 minutes to all day.

Facilities:

Black Rock Campground offers 75 sites within walking distance to the beach and fishing pond. 4 rustic cabin sites are also available. The campground is open from mid-April until September 30. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. There are two full bath houses with showers and flush toilets. Firewood and ice can be purchased within a mile of the park. In addition to camping, Black Rock offers swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby state parks include Burr Pond State Park, in Torrington, Mt. Tom State Park, in Litchfield, and Topsmead State Forest, also in Litchfield.

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Sun Sep 21 2014 - Thu Aug 20 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

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Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon Sep 01 2014 Mon Sep 29 2014
Walk In Fri Apr 17 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Walk In Mon Sep 07 2015 Tue Sep 29 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • ADA Accessible
  • Baseball Field
  • Bird Watching
  • Campground Store
  • Concession Stand
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Flush Toilet
  • Hiking
  • Ice Machine
  • Nature Trail
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Playing Fields
  • Public Drinking Water Taps
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Center
  • Restroom
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Showers
  • Softball Field
  • Swimming
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Camping Supplies
  • Canoeing - Lake/Pond
  • Hospital
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Getting There
From Route 8 north, take Exit 38. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp to the first traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light onto US Route 6 west. Park entrance is 1/2 mile up, on the right, on US Route 6.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BLACK ROCK STATE PARK
WATERTOWN ROAD (US ROUTE 6)
WATERTOWN  CT  06795

Phone Number:

Information:  (860)283-8088
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