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ABOVE ALL STATE PARK
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'Old Radar Station'
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This is the south face of the old radar building.

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'Mounting Plates'
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These mounting plates must have been used to anchor the radar arrays used here.

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'Inside Old Radar Building'
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This is one of the rooms inside the old radar building. All the equipment has been removed.

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'Path to Old Radar Building '
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This path leads back to an old radar station.

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'Land Marker'
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Marker reads FOR INFORMATION OR TO REPORT DAMAGE THE DIRECTOR NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY WASHINGTON, D.C. REFERENCE MARK ABOVE ALL NO.1 1984... This is part of the Global Positioning System GPS network responsible for the common geographic framework for Americas spatial data infrastructure.

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'Old Radar Station'
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Built during the Cold War, this radar station has since been abandoned. Above All State Park is home to the former site of SAGE Semi Automatic Ground Environment Air Defense Network. This particular site was a gap-filler providing low altitude coverage out to a range of 65 miles. The Semi-Automatic Ground Environment SAGE was an automated control system for tracking and intercepting enemy bomber aircraft used by NORAD from the late 1950s into the 1980s. In later versions, the system could automatically direct aircraft to an interception by sending instructions directly to the aircrafts autopilot.

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'Fall Foliage'
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'Path To Road'
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This path leads back to the road you leave your car by.


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Things To Do in the Area
Explore the Connecticut River aboard the R/V River Quest, an environmentally friendly 64', 60 passenger vessel docked at Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT.
45.5 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 4 Big disappointment by EK Images
I visited Gillette Castle to find flower beds & pots all gone to weeds. Viewing the plants in the solarium looked stressed & brown. The Castle was closed due to budget restraints, yet the air conditioning was running. The gift shop & food court were open, why? There were only 3 cars in the parking lot. The wall to the pond is falling into itself. It would be better to close the park, than make it an embarrassment. People do travel from all over to find this.
September 16 Go for the human, not natural history
Fascinating history as a Cold War military site, with a few pieces of decaying equipment. If you visit at just the right time of summer, you may see lots of salamanders.


Area Campgrounds
Cozy Hills Campground
1311 Route 202 Bantam Road
Bantam, CT
860-567-2119
Hemlock Hill Camp Resort
118 Hemlock Hill Road
Litchfield, CT
860-567-2267

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