The trails and grounds of Connecticut State Parks and Forests are open for solitary outdoor enjoyment. If you plan to visit a park, it should be for solitary recreation, not group activities. Please plan ahead as many amenities and indoor facilities are closed, and visitors must practice social distancing. COVID-19 Updates CT State Parks and Forests
DEEP Announces Precautionary Closures of Some Public Spaces: As a precaution to limit the risks presented by the Coronavirus, DEEP is closing to the public certain satellite office locations, branch facilities, and high-traffic visitor centers within State Parks and Forests. At this time, all trails and outdoor facilities of the Connecticut State Parks and Forests will remain open to the public. See press release for specific details.
Connecticut is a state rich with natural resources and a great diversity of habitat, landscapes, plant life, and wildlife. From the coastline of Long Island Sound, to the Litchfield Hills, the Connecticut River Valley and the Eastern Highlands, DEEP works to protect and preserve the natural resources and scenic beauty that make Connecticut a special place to live, work, or visit.
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Wetlands and Water Resources
The DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources celebrated 150 Years of Natural Resource Conservation in Connecticut in 2016. We looked back at our history and also forward to the future of natural resources in our state. Check out our historical timeline Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources Through the Years and see what it was like "Then and Now."