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WHARTON BROOK PICNIC SHELTER, CT

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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...

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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.

Services & 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
Alerts and Important Information
All Parking fees are additional and will be collected on arrival at the gate.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WHARTON BROOK PICNIC SHELTER
CT ROUTE 5
WALLINGFORD  CT  06492

Phone Number:

Information:  (203)789-7498