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BURR POND PICNIC SHELTER , CT

Once the site of a mill destroyed by fire in 1877, Burr Pond Picnic Shelter honors its historic past by marking the former mill site with a bronze tablet, located just below the falls. The site is a lovely place to enjoy nature and picnic with friends or family. Boating and swimming...
Status: Open through Tue Nov 11 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Jun 24 2015   Later Dates

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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Description

Once the site of a mill destroyed by fire in 1877, Burr Pond Picnic Shelter honors its historic past by marking the former mill site with a bronze tablet, located just below the falls. The site is a lovely place to enjoy nature and picnic with friends or family. Boating and swimming are both available.

Geography:

Burr Pond Picnic Shelter is located in western Connecticut. In 1851, Milo Burr, the area's namesake, placed a dam across the confluence of several mountain streams, impounding water for power and spurring the area's development.

Recreation:

Activities include swimming, picnicking, hiking, and fishing.

Facilities:

Park facilities include restrooms, a boat launch area, food concessions, picnic shelters, and picnic tables.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby attractions include Black Rock State Park, John A. Minetto State Park, Mt. Tom State Park, and Topsmead State Forest.

Booking Window
Sat Jul 26 2014 - Wed Jun 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sat May 24 2014 Tue Sep 02 2014
Walk In Wed Sep 03 2014 Tue Nov 11 2014
Walk In Wed Apr 01 2015 Fri May 22 2015
Peak Sat May 23 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • ADA Accessible
  • Beach Combing
  • Berry Picking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing - Lake/Pond
  • Concession Stand
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Drinking Water Taps
  • Recycling Center
  • Restroom
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Church
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Hunting Supplies
  • Jet Skiing
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Water Skiing
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Getting There
Off Route 8 North: Exit 46. At the end of the ramp, take a left onto Pinewoods Road. At the first stop sign, go left onto Winsted Road. Follow Winsted Road for approximately 1 mile, and take a right at the blinking yellow light (the turn is marked with a park sign). The park is 1 mile down, on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BURR POND PICNIC SHELTER
385 BURR MOUNTAIN ROAD
TORRINGTON  CT  06790

Phone Number:

Information:  (860)482-1817
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