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Indian Well was so named because of the Romeo and Juliet-like Native American legend surrounding the Park's scenic waterfalls and the splash pool at the bottom of the falls. However, no local Native Americans ever actually used the area as a well. Although the falls are lovely, the Park's primary attraction is its location on the western bank of the Housatonic River, offering opportunities to boat, fish, and swim. The shaded picnic grove at the water's edge is a is a pleasant place in which to spend a lazy summer day.
Natural Features
Indian Well Picnic Shelter is located on the western bank of the Housatonic River.
Activities include boating, picnicking, river fishing, field sports, hiking, and swimming.
Park facilities include restrooms, a boat launch area, and picnic shelters.
Nearby Attractions
Nearby state parks include Kettletown State Park, Osbornedale State Park, and Sherwood Island State Park.
Picnic Shelter Cancellation Policy:

Refund amounts will be determined as follows:
• Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the picnic shelter reservation: full refund less the $9.00 non-refundable reservation fee and $9.00 cancellation fee
• Cancellations made 6 - 29 days prior to the picnic shelter reservation: refund of $145.00 less $9.00 cancellation fee
• Cancellations made within 5 days of the picnic shelter reservation: Not eligible for a refund.

As of June 30, 2014 alcohol is now permanently banned at this park. Please do not bring any alcoholic beverages and plan your visit accordingly.

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.

Please contact the park if you wish to have electricity inside the shelter. The park can be reached at 1-203-735-4311. Water not available. Indian Well Pavilion is an Open Air Shelter located in the northern section of the park. Daily parking fee for all vehicles using park. No pets Memorial Day through Labor Day. No pools, dunk tanks, trampolines or bouncers.

Heavy weekend use at each park may lead to gate closures if the park fills to capacity. In the event of this happening, no more cars are allowed to enter. Guests should plan to arrive as early as possible to avoid being turned away. (Picnic shelter rental does not guarantee entry to the park.)

Indian Well Picnic Shelter camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Indian Well Picnic Shelter campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Indian Well Picnic Shelter or day pass availability.