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River Valley Region
Millers Pond State Park
Millers Pond State Park Millers Pond I © Gary Jordan
Launch your canoe and be the first to disturb the water on a quiet day.
Millers Pond State Park Millers Pond II © Gary Jordan
Canoes are a method of transport used to tour the lake.
381 Route 80
Killingworth, Connecticut   06419

Phone: 860-663-2030
Toll Free: 866-287-2757
Miller's Pond is a scenic, quiet lake without a boat launch or beach. Numerous rock outcrops reach out into the pond to provide fishing platforms. An easy, flat trail circles the lake, although it is a little rocky in places, so shoes should be worn while hiking.
History of the Area
Millers Pond was acquired in 1955 by the State Park and Forest Commission from the heirs of Thomas Macdonough Russell with monies provided in the trust fund of George Dudley Seymour. At that time the park consisted of 30 acres of pond and 170 acres of wooded land in the towns of Durham and Haddam. In succeeding years the state purchased additional property, completing acquisition of all the land around the pond in 1972.

Millers Pond is unique in that its principal source of water comes from large springs which create a body of unpolluted water excellent for small mouth bass or trout. The original dam at the pond was erected some time before 1704. Thomas Miller built the upper dam to provide a reservoir to serve his gristmill further downstream.
Nearby Accommodations
BBs / Inns
Located along the CT Shoreline midway between New York City and Boston, and only one hour from Hartford, with tons of local attractions both on the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River.
15.2 miles from park*
BBs / Inns
Restored and updated to a 5 room inn, centrally located in the pastoral yet progressive town of Glastonbury, Connecticut. Just steps from either a medley of casual to fine dining restaurants or from quiet walks along the Connecticut River. A fusion of the historic past with the style, artistry and conveniences of the new millennium.
15.7 miles from park*
BBs / Inns
Located in the shoreline village of Madison, CT, the Inn offers a cozy and elegant atmosphere of antiques and estate furniture.
14.3 miles from park*

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.
4.5 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 7 If people respect it, truly a treasure
Hospitable clean water, pleasant trails along the perimeter of the pond with generally harmless wildlife and wild edibles like evening primrose, wild grapes, sassafras, and spice bush. Harvest sustainably, please. Generally, respectful visitors from both the local and surrounding cities. However, as with any scenic area, there are always a few discretionarily challenged people who get inebriated and/or smash glass where people and their pets walk barefoot. PLEASE do your part to maintain the pristine qualities of this park by promptly reporting such reckless activity to the Environmental Conservation Police at 860-424-3333. If you are a frequent visitor, I suggest programming it into your cell phone. Thank you
July 11 millers pond by arie
i loved it there! millers pond is so fun i never wanted to leave! swiming was great too the water was great and so clean!
June 8 One of the best places by Koralin
its a quiet place, it has trails and little nooks for you and your family or friends to leave your things and swim across the pond. its beautiful

Area Campgrounds
Riverdale Farm Campsites
111 River Road
Clinton, CT
Nelson's Family Campground
71 Mott Hill Road
E. Hampton, CT
Wolf's Den Campground
256 Town Street
East Haddam, CT
Markham Meadows Campground
7 Markham Road
East Hampton, CT
Totoket Valley RV Park
244 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT

From Route 9: Take Exit 11. Follow 155 West. Turn left onto Millbrook Road. Bear left onto Foothills Road. Parking area is on the right.


Connecticut State Parks