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Cockaponset State Forest


Cockaponset State Forest (Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area)

Chester, Haddam

Swimming is prohibited at Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area and in Cockaponset State Forest.  All inland beach areas are closed.


Cockaponset State Forest




Enjoy a variety of activities in Connecticut's second largest state forest.





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This property was acquired and/or developed with the assistance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund


Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program


Content last updated June 2020