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.
NOTICE: As of June 30, 2014 alcohol is now permanently banned at this park. Please do not bring any alcoholic beverages and plan you visit accordingly.

KETTLETOWN STATE PARK, CT

Kettletown State Park features Lake Zoar, the fifth largest freshwater body in the state, created in 1919,when the Connecticut Light and Power Company constructed the Stevenson Dam to produce hydroelectric power. The water of the Housatonic River feeds the man-made Lake Zoar, a popular...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Aug 19 2015   Later Dates

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As of June 30, 2014 alcohol is now permanently banned at this park. Please do not bring any alcoholic beverages and plan you visit accordingly.

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.
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.
Pets are not permitted in the campground.

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.

General Camping Information
The new rates reflect an adjustment for inflation and will help support continuing services in Connecticut State Campgrounds. If you have any questions, please call 1-866-287-2757 or 1-866-CTPARKS.

Explore the natural and cultural histories of Connecticut State Parks and Forests through inerpretation! 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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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Kettletown State Park features Lake Zoar, the fifth largest freshwater body in the state, created in 1919,when the Connecticut Light and Power Company constructed the Stevenson Dam to produce hydroelectric power. The water of the Housatonic River feeds the man-made Lake Zoar, a popular site for all manner of water sports.

Geography:

The 600 acre Kettletown State Park is located in Southbury, CT and borders Lake Zoar, an impoundment of the Housatonic River. Kettletown State Park, situated in the towns of Southbury and Oxford, contains 605 acres and was originally inhabited by the Pootatuck Indians, members of the Algonquin group. The park's name refers to the Kettletown Purchase of the 1750's, where in the white settlers "purchased" the surrounding lands from the Pootatuck Indians in part for a brass kettle.The State of Connecticut purchased 455 of the 605 acres in Kettletown in 1950 with funds left by Edward Carrington of New Haven, which he dedicated to the acquisition of public land in the Naugatuck Valley.

Recreation:

The park offers camping, swimming, picnicking, hiking and fishing.

Facilities:

Kettletown Campground offers 61 sites, in both open and wooded settings. Youth group camping is also available. Other park facilities include restrooms, and picnic tables.

Nearby Attractions:

State parks in the area include Collis P. Huntington State Park, Kellogg Environmental Center, Indian Well State Park, Osbornedale State Park, and Southford Falls State Park.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 20 2014 - Wed Aug 19 2015

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon Sep 01 2014 Mon Sep 29 2014
Walk In Fri May 15 2015 Sat May 16 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 Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Flush Toilet
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trail
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Public Drinking Water Taps
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Recycling Center
  • Restroom
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Fillup Station
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Horseback Riding
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
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*All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
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Getting There
Off Interstate 84: Take Exit 15. Go south onto CT Route 67. Take a right at the first traffic light onto Kettletown Road. Continue for approximately 3 miles on Kettletown Road. Take a right onto Georges Hill Road. The park is located on the left, approximately 0.6 miles down.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KETTLETOWN STATE PARK
1400 GEORGES HILL ROAD
SOUTHBURY  CT  06488

Phone Number:

Information:  (203)264-5678
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