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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

SOUTHFORD PICNIC SHELTER, CT

Photo: SOUTHFORD PICNIC SHELTER
Status: Open through Tue Nov 11 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Mar 21 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

At the turn of the century, this was the site of the Diamond Match Company. Scenic waterfalls are at the southeast end of the Park on the Eight Mile River. The Larkin Bridle Trail is nearby. Southford Falls was established as a state park in 1932.

Recreation:

Have a day of family fun at Southford Falls State Park. Spend your day enjoying field sports, or try your luck at catching trout.

Southford Falls State Park is a designated Trout Park.

Nearby Attractions:

Other Nearyby State Recreation Areas include: Kettletown State Park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Comfort Station
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Field Sports
  • Fire Tower
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Pond and Stream Fishing
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
  • This park offers Accessible Parking.
  • This park offers Accessible Picnic tables.
  • The park is open from 8:00 A.M. to sunset. The check-out time is Sunset.
  • Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic areas and on hiking trails. All pets must be on a leash at all times.
  • The picnic shelter is 1100 sq ft in an octagon shape.
  • The Shelter has 2 pedestal grills and 6 picnic tables.
  • Cars must be parked in the main lot.
  • The shelter is 50 yards from the pond.

Getting There:

From I-84: Take Exit 16. At both east and west ramps, take a left onto Route 188. Follow to junction with Route 67. At traffic light, take a left onto Route 67. At the next light, take a right back onto Route 188. Southford Falls is 1/2 mile on the left.

From Route 8 north or south: Take Exit 22 onto Route 67 in Seymour. Follow Route 67 north through Oxford. After about 9 miles, take a left at the traffic light at the Junction of Route 188. Southford Falls is approximately a 1/2 mile on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SOUTHFORD PICNIC SHELTER
175 Quaker Farms Road, Route 188
Southbury CT 06488

Phone Number:

Information: (203) 264-5169