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Connecticut
Mystic Country Region
Quaddick State Forest
QUADDICK STATE FOREST
QUADDICK STATE FOREST
The area which is now Quaddick State Park was once the site of Thompson's town farm where elderly residents of the village spent their reflective years. Prior to that, it had been a fishing area of the Nipmuck Indians. The cool reservoir water and the sandy beach draw frequent crowds during the warm summer months.
History of the Area
The state park was once the site of Thompson's town farm where elderly residents of the village spent their reflective years. Prior to that, it had been a fishing area of the Nipmuck Indians. In 1866 the town of Thompson granted the right to flow what was then Kings Pond to a higher level creating Quaddick Reservoir. The reservoir was heavily used as a source of power as well as water for processing textile materials in the plants in Killingly. In 1951, Quaddick was designated a state park after originally being developed as a Forestry recreation area.


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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
51.5 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 4 Our favorite by photographmaniac
This park has all you could want. Swimming, hiking, trails, boat ramp, nature trails to walk on. We love this park so much we travel from RI just to go there and enjoy some peace and tranquility.. I would recommend this park to everyone


Area Campgrounds

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


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


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


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Warren Conference Center Inn - Ashland, MAHotels/Motels
Located on over 100 wooded lakefront acres, overlooking Ashland State Park. Right out our front door you get to truly enjoy the great outdoors. Easy access to trails for hiking, and an area for swimming. Come and enjoy all that Ashland State Park has to offer, and stay at the Warren Center right next door.
Web Site: warrencenter.com
25.7 miles from park*
Friendship Valley Inn - Brooklyn, CTBBs / Inns
A Bed Breakfast in the Quiet Corner of Northeast Connecticut on Route 169, a National Scenic Byway.
Web Site: friendshipvalleyinn.com
15.1 miles from park*
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