DEEP is excited to be getting back to our "New Normal," consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont, and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information, for what this means at DEEP, and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal

Featured Activities

Summer is fast approaching.  The flowers and trees are blooming, the weather is warming up, school vacation will soon be upon us, and endless fun is in store.  The summer months are a great time to get outdoors, stay active and explore.   Getting outside is important but staying healthy and safe is always top priority.  Our Connecticut State Parks and Forests offer plenty of opportunities for you to get outside. 

A few things to remember before heading out and while you are out exploring:

1) Wear lighter clothing

2) Wear appropriate footwear

3) Use sunscreen 

4) Bring your cell phone

5) Take a map with you if hiking

6) Stay hydrated

Favorite Activities in CT State Parks & Forests





Freshwater Fishing


Historical Sites

Horseback Riding 



Mountain Biking

Nature Centers & Museums


Saltwater Fishing


Recreation Information: Additional Links

Content last updated May 2021