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MACEDONIA BROOK STATE PARK, CT

Photo: MACEDONIA BROOK STATE PARK
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Mar 18 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

Macedonia Brook State Park's exciting terrain has resulted from the slow wearing down of its hard rock formation base. The Blue Trail crosses Cobble Mountain and several other peaks, offering outstanding views of New York State's Catskills and Taconic Mountains. Numerous springs and streams in the park allow hikers to rinse off and fishermen and swimmers to enjoy their time in thepark, too.

Geography:

Macedonia Brook State Park consists of 2,300 acres and is located in Kent, CT. The park became the property of the State in 1918 through a gift from the White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield, CT. Many years later, the National Park Service established a Conservation Corps Camp at the park, and much site improvement work was accomplished.

Recreation:

Activities include stream fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, field sports, cross-country skiing, and visiting the park's historic area.

Facilities:

Macedonia Brook State Park offers 51 wooded, meadow or brook-side campsites in a rustic setting. The camping season begins in mid-April and ends September 30. Additional park facilities include picnic shelters, drinking water, gravel parking, outhouses, and pay telephones.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby parks include Housatonic Meadows State Park, Mohawk Mountain State Forest, and Lake Waramaug State Park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Composting Units
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Orienteering Course
  • Photography
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playing Fields
  • Public Drinking Water Taps
  • Recycling Center
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Campground Store
  • Church
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
Alerts and Important Information
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 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.
ALCOHOL is PROHIBITED at Macedonia Brook.

Pets are not permitted in the campground.

Additional information can be found at the following address.
CT State Parks (DEEP) or Friends of Connecticut State Parks

General Camping Information
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/

Getting There:

Follow Route 341 west from the intersection of Route 341 and Route 7 in the center of Kent.  Turn right onto Macedonia Brook Road.  Stay left at the intersection of Macedonia Brook and Fuller Mountain Roads. Look for park signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MACEDONIA BROOK STATE PARK
159 MACEDONIA BROOK ROAD
KENT CT 06757

Phone Number:

Information: (860)927-3238