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BURR POND PICNIC SHELTER , CT

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Once the site of a mill destroyed by fire in 1877, Burr Pond Picnic Shelter honors its historic past by marking the former mill site with a bronze tablet, located just below the falls. The site is a lovely place to enjoy nature and picnic with friends or family. Boating and swimming are both...

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Description

Once the site of a mill destroyed by fire in 1877, Burr Pond Picnic Shelter honors its historic past by marking the former mill site with a bronze tablet, located just below the falls. The site is a lovely place to enjoy nature and picnic with friends or family. Boating and swimming are both available.

Geography:

Burr Pond Picnic Shelter is located in western Connecticut. In 1851, Milo Burr, the area's namesake, placed a dam across the confluence of several mountain streams, impounding water for power and spurring the area's development.

Recreation:

Activities include swimming, picnicking, hiking, and fishing.

Facilities:

Park facilities include restrooms, a boat launch area, food concessions, picnic shelters, and picnic tables.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby attractions include Black Rock State Park, John A. Minetto State Park, Mt. Tom State Park, and Topsmead State Forest.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Accessible
  • Beach Combing
  • Berry Picking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing - Lake/Pond
  • Concession Stand
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Drinking Water Taps
  • Recycling Center
  • Restroom
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Church
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Hunting Supplies
  • Jet Skiing
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Water Skiing
Alerts and Important Information
You can now make a reservation for the day before your arrival and up until 11 months in advance

All Parking fees are additional and will be collected on arrival at the gate.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BURR POND PICNIC SHELTER
385 BURR MOUNTAIN ROAD
TORRINGTON  CT  06790

Phone Number:

Information:  (860)482-1817