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Campbell Falls State Park
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Campbell Falls State Park State Line Marker © Gary Jordan
This is a concrete marker which divides Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Campbell Falls State Park Bottom Falls © Gary Jordan
Campbell Falls State Park Upper Falls © Gary Jordan
Campbell Falls State Park Park Entrance Parking © Gary Jordan
Campbell Falls State Park Campbell Falls in Winter © Charles W. Strong
Black and white photograph of Campbell Falls taken in January 2006 on BW film scanned to digital
Campbell Falls State Park Campbell Falls © Gary Jordan
Campbell Falls State Park © Unus
Saw this near the trail while walking my dog. The hopeful lovelorn must be hoping he/she sees it so doing my good deed
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385 Burr Mountain Road
Torrington, Connecticut   06790

Phone: 860-482-1817
Toll Free: 866-287-2757
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Visit a Connecticut State Park or Forest and explore the wealth of diverse natural areas and unique features that will make your experience memorable.
History of the Area
Campbell Falls State Park Reserve was a gift to the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the White Memorial Foundation of Litchfield Connecticut. The Whiting River, rising in Massachusetts falls nearly 100 feet before entering Connecticut. The park was placed under protection of the two states in 1923 and special laws were passed in 1924 to authorize the cooperation in care and maintenance of the park.
Connecticut has made state parks, forests, trails, historic sites and beaches more accessible to our residents so they can enjoy the many attractions and beauty they offer. Under the Passport to the Parks program, parking fees are now eliminated at Connecticut State Parks for those with Connecticut registered vehicles. You can view the CONNECTICUT PASSPORT TO THE PARKS web page to learn more.
Anglers can enjoy trout fishing in the Whiting River, which offers a serene backdrop for casting lines. Species include brook and brown trout, providing both challenge and reward for fishermen seeking these popular game fish.

Campbell Falls State Park offers scenic spots for picnicking near the waterfall and along the forested trails. No facilities provided.
- Campbell Falls Trail: This is the main trail, approximately 0.5 miles long leading to a stunning waterfall.

- Blue-blazed Mohawk Trail: A challenging hike of about 24 miles that passes through the park and connects with Appalachian trails.

- Norfolk Land Trust Trails: These are several smaller paths branching off from the main falls trail; lengths vary but none exceed one mile each.

- Beaver Pond Loop: An easy-to-moderate difficulty level loop around a scenic pond; it's roughly two miles in length.

- Mountain Laurel Pathway: Named for Connecticut's state flower which blooms along this path during late spring or early summer - less than half-mile-long pathway.

-The Red Maple Swamp Boardwalks : Short wooden boardwalk sections crossing wetland areas within forested terrain - no specific length mentioned.

-Northwest Park Nature Trails : Network of short interconnected loops offering diverse habitats including forests, meadows and ponds - total distance not specified.

-Great Oak Walkway : Brief walk under towering oak trees providing shade on hot days - exact measurement unknown.

-Brookside Viewpoint Track : Offers views over brooks running through lush greenery-length unspecified .

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
November 17 Wonderful, peaceful waterfall
park review stars; one to five We viewed Campbell Falls in October and loved the peaceful place. Our only problem is we used the address given above in our GPS and ended up at Burr Pond/State Park. Can the address be changed above? We should have just followed the directions given.
July 21 A surprisingly nice walk and waterfall by Ted Spickler
park review stars; one to five This park is almost a secret! No signs anywhere except at the entrance to two small parking areas and trail identification. A steep path goes down into the woods (5 minute walk) to the base of the falls. Dramatic and quite lovely. Highly recommended for a short yet rewarding experience.
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Directions from Hartford, Connecticut:

- Start on I-84 W towards Waterbury.
- Take exit 39 for CT-4 toward Farmington/US202.
- Turn right onto US44-W.

From New Haven, Connecticut:

- Begin by getting on I95-N.
- Merge with CT15 N/Wilbur Cross Pkwy via the ramp to Meriden/Hartford/I91N.
- Continue straight onto Route 8 North (signs for Torrington).

For those coming from Boston, Massachusetts:

- Get started heading southwest on MA3-South
- Use any lane to take the Interstate 93 S exit toward Quincy/Braintree/Cape Cod

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