Connecticut’s system of state parks and forests, state boat launches, and waterways, provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitors alike. These range from camping and fishing to hiking, boating, and picnicking.
The Bureaus of Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources lead the agency’s outdoor recreation efforts by acquiring and managing lands with an eye toward providing public use that is compatible with long term protection of natural resources.
Boating and Paddling
Hunting and TrappingBuy Licenses and Permits | Season Information | Hunting Areas | Hunter Education | and more….
State Parks and ForestsCamping | Locate a Park | Maps | Facilities Rental | Park Passes | and more….
ActivitiesSwimming | Hiking | Horseback Riding | Mountain Biking | Letterboxing | Earth Caching | and more….
MapsHiking and Camping | Hunting Areas | Lake Maps | Trout Stocking | Coastal Access Guide | and more….
No Child Left Inside | Access for the Disabled | Recreational Trails | Greenways | Environmental Education Centers | Reports | Environmental Conservation Police
Calendar of Events | Forest Fire Danger | Seasonal Employment | Volunteer Opportunities | DEEP Store