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WHARTON BROOK PICNIC SHELTER, CT

In 1918-1920, Wharton Brook Picnic Shelter was known as a traveler's wayside; motorists could stop to have their cars serviced and enjoy a quiet picnic lunch. Parks like this were the forerunners of today's rest stops. However, Wharton Brook State Park is no highway rest ...
Status: Open through Tue Nov 11 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Jun 30 2015   Later Dates

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Description

In 1918-1920, Wharton Brook Picnic Shelter was known as a traveler's wayside; motorists could stop to have their cars serviced and enjoy a quiet picnic lunch. Parks like this were the forerunners of today's rest stops. However, Wharton Brook State Park is no highway rest stop; it is, instead, a lovely, natural setting for a family picnic, great fishing, and refreshing swimming.

Geography:

Near Hamden, Wharton Brook Picnic Shelter was the forerunner of the rest areas developed by the State Department of Transportation.

Recreation:

Wharton Brook State Park is a designated Trout Park, so fishing is an activity option, as is swimming and picnicking.

Facilities:

Park facilities include restrooms, picnic areas, and picnic shelters.

Nearby Attractions:

Sleeping Giant State Park is nearby, in Hamden.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 02 2014 - Tue Jun 30 2015

Reservations must be made 2 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
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 Picnic Area
  • Ada Accessible Restroom
  • Bank Fishing
  • Beach
  • Bike Riding
  • Covered Group Structure
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Gatehouse
  • Grills
  • Park Attendant
  • Parking
  • Paved Ada Accessible Site
  • Paved Roads
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Potable Water
  • Pressurized Water
  • Sandy Beaches
  • Scenery
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Cafe
  • Convenience Store
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Golf
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Historic Sites
  • Hospital
  • Ice Machine
  • Laundry
  • Lodge
  • Post Office
  • Restaurant
  • Restroom
  • Snack Bar
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Getting There
From I-91 north or south: Take Exit 13. Turn left at the end of the long exit ramp onto Route 5 south. The park entrance is a tenth of a mile down, on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WHARTON BROOK PICNIC SHELTER
CT ROUTE 5
WALLINGFORD  CT  06492

Phone Number:

Information:  (203)789-7498
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