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Connecticut
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Connecticut State Parks

USA Parks
Connecticut
River Valley Region
Cockaponset State Forest
Cockaponset State Forest Lake Pattaconk © Jackie McCarthy
a view of the lake from the South side
Cockaponset State Forest Cockaponset State Forest © Gary Jordan
Pattaconk Lake is the background drop in this picture.
Cockaponset State Forest Cockaponset State Forest © Gary Jordan
Cockaponset is the second largest State Forest in Connecticut. In this photograph, foreground colors againest background colors make their own fall statement.
Cockaponset State Forest Cockaponset State Forest © Gary Jordan
A mirrored reflection when the fall colors were at their peak.
Cockaponset State Forest Cockaponset State Forest © Gary Jordan
Trees actually leaning over to display their color.
COCKAPONSET STATE FOREST
COCKAPONSET STATE FOREST
Enjoy a variety of activities in Connecticut's second largest state forest.
History of the Area
Cockaponset, named after an Indian chief who's buried in the Ponset section of Haddam, is the second largest state forest in Connecticut. The development of this area for recreational purposes allows visitors to fully enjoy the attractiveness of the land, woods, and streams within the forest.
Passes
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.
Nearby Accommodations
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.
14.2 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.
19.2 miles from park*



Things To Do in the Area
Boating
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.
11.2 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
February 23 As a former empoyee by Larry Foss
I relished my employment years of days gone by. One of BEST memories i have.
March 14 Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Vivian Chen
I think that Cockaponset State Forest has good things, I enjoyed horseback riding.
June 21 Beautiful by A.Rhardneigh
Amazing beautiful, clean area. Perfect except the police patrolling, they are rude for no good reason.
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Area Campgrounds
Nelson's Family Campground
71 Mott Hill Road
E. Hampton, CT
Markham Meadows Campground
7 Markham Road
East Hampton, CT
860-267-9738
Totoket Valley RV Park
244 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT
203-484-0099
Nearby Hotels
Booking.com

Directions
From Middletown area: take Route 9 south, Exit 6. Turn right off the exit ramp and go west on Route 148 for approximately 2 miles. Take a right onto Cedar Lake Road and drive approximately 2 miles. Take a left at the Pattaconk Lake sign.From Old Saybrook area: take Route 9 north, Exit 6. Turn left off the exit ramp and go west on Route 148 for approximately 2 miles. Take a right onto Cedar Lake Road and drive approximately 2 miles. Take a left at the Pattaconk Lake sign.

Connecticut
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Connecticut State Parks

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