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Natchaug State Forest 'Hampton Reservoir Natchaug St. Forest' © Janeen Rose
Bob and Buster on trail ride in Natchaug State Forest at the Hampton Reservoir
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Connecticut
Mystic Country Region
Natchaug State Forest
NATCHAUG STATE FOREST
NATCHAUG STATE FOREST
Natchaug State Forest
'Hampton Reservoir Natchaug St. Forest'

Bob and Buster on trail ride in Natchaug State Forest at the Hampton Reservoir

Natchaug State Forest is popular for its horse trails, outstanding fishing, and riverfront picnic sites.
History of the Area
The name Natchaug means "land between the rivers" and refers to the land at the junction of the Bigelow and Still Rivers which join to form the Natchaug River. The Forest is popular for its horse trails, outstanding fishing, and riverfront picnic sites. Of historic interest is a large stone fireplace and chimney that are the remains of the birthplace of General Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union General killed in the Civil War.
Nearby Accommodations
Friendship Valley Inn - Brooklyn, CTBBs / Inns
A Bed Breakfast in the Quiet Corner of Northeast Connecticut on Route 169, a National Scenic Byway.
13.8 miles from park*


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RiverQuest-Connecticut River Expeditions - Haddam, CTBoating
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.
Web Site: ctriverquest.com
33.9 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds

Beaver Pines Campground
1728 Route 198
Woodstock, CT
860-974-0110


Chamberlain Lake Campground
1397 Route 197
Woodstock, CT
860-974-0567


Brialee RV & Tent Park Inc
174 Laurel Lane
Ashford, CT


Nickerson Park Campground
1036 Phoenixville Road
Chaplin, CT
860-455-0007


Stateline Camping Resort
1639 Hartford Turnpike
East Killingly, CT
860-774-3016


Charlie Brown Campground
98 Chaplin Road
Eastford, CT
860-974-0142


Peppertree Camping
146 Chaplin Road
Eastford, CT
860-974-1439


Highland Campground
42 Toleration Road
Scotland, CT
860-423-5684


Mineral Springs Family Campground
135 Leonard Road
Stafford Springs, CT
860-684-2993


Roaring Brook Cooperative Campground
Route 190 8 South Road
Stafford Springs, CT
860-684-7086


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Directions
From the East (Danielson area): take Route 6 west onto Route 198 in Chaplin. Take a right onto Route 198 north. Go north on Route 198 for approximately 5.4 miles. Forest entrance is on your right in Eastford.

From the West (Hartford area): take I-84 east, Exit 69. At the end of the exit ramp, take a right onto Route 74 east. Go east on Route 74 until it ends. At the end of Route 74, take a left onto Route 44 east. Go east on Route 44 for approximately 5 miles onto Route 198. Take a right onto Route 198 south. Go south on Route 198 for approximately 2.6 miles. Forest entrance is on your left in Eastford.

From the North (Southbridge, MA area): take Route 198 south. Go approximately 2.6 miles after crossing Route 44. Forest entrance is on your left in Eastford.From the South (Willimantic area): take Route 6 east onto Route 198 in Chaplin. Take a left onto Route 198 north. Go north on Route 198 for approximately 5.4 miles. Forest is on your right in Eastford.

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Connecticut
Mystic Country Region
Natchaug State Forest
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