All customer facing services have returned to normal business operations. For detailed information on what this means, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal

Thank you to all of our families who joined us for last year's 2020 Great Backyard Pursuit.  We were happy to be able to offer a safe program for all.  We thank you for your patience as CT DEEP State Parks determined how best to ensure the safety of all of our State Park and Forest staff, our visitors and those participating in DEEP sponsored programs over this past year and a half. 

We look forward to everyone getting outdoors this summer!   

The NCLI Great Outdoor Pursuit 2021 Overview

This year marks the 16th year of the No Child Left Inside® CT State Parks Family Adventure. The NCLI Great Outdoor Pursuit will take place during the months of June, July and August.  

Join us by getting outdoors with your family to explore many of the CT DEEP State Parks, Forests, and Wildlife Management Areas ("WMA") as well as local areas (backyard, neighborhood, park, forest, schoolyard, and land trust) searching for "features" over the summer.  

We promise that you will have fun with your family and friends, while learning and playing out in nature.  

Weekly activities and information will be provided to all families that register.  

Please continue to visit the NCLI pages for additional information for the 2021 season.  

 CT State Parks and Forests


Updated June 2021