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Wharton Brook State Park
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Wharton Brook State Park late fall fishing © craig m zacarelli
fly fisher in pond at wharton brook in North Haven CT.
Wharton Brook State Park Wharton Brook fed Lake © Gary Jordan
This small lake privides a swimming area in the summer months. Wharton Brook State Park is a designated Trout Park.
Wharton Brook State Park Park Facilities © Gary Jordan
Closed in the winter.
Wharton Brook State Park © craig m zacarelli
Wharton Brook State Park Spillway © Gary Jordan
This is the summer spillway. In the summer it provides the lake its maxium depth.
Wharton Brook State Park Pavilion © Gary Jordan
The pavillion provides shelter, grills and an area for picnics in the spring, summer and fall months.
Wharton Brook State Park Scenic Picnic Area © Debra J. Stepnowski
Beautiful picnic area overlooks brook-fed pond.
Wharton Brook State Park Beach Area © Debra J. Stepnowski
Mallard ducks frolic in the distance along a sandy knoll.
Wharton Brook State Park Wharton Brook Pond © Debra J. Stepnowski
Beaucolic views of the pond offer a relaxing serenity.
Wharton Brook State Park Knarly Pine © Debra J. Stepnowski
The root system of this old pine creates an artistic scene along the banks of the pond.
Wharton Brook State Park Pine Tree Path © Debra J. Stepnowski
Paths paved with pine needles provide a cushiony stroll.
Wharton Brook State Park Soothing Waterfall © Debra J. Stepnowski
The calming trickles of this little waterfall enhance the pretty fall foliage reflections.
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200 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut   06518

Phone: 203-789-7498
Toll Free: 866-287-2757
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Located on wooded, sandy knolls, Wharton Brook offers solitude for a quiet, peaceful picnic.
History of the Area
In 1918-1920, this Park was known as a traveler's wayside; motorists could stop to have their cars serviced and enjoy a quiet picnic lunch. The park was the forerunner of the rest areas developed by the State Department of Transportation.
Connecticut has made state parks, forests, trails, historic sites and beaches more accessible to our residents so they can enjoy the many attractions and beauty they offer. Under the Passport to the Parks program, parking fees are now eliminated at Connecticut State Parks for those with Connecticut registered vehicles. You can view the CONNECTICUT PASSPORT TO THE PARKS web page to learn more.

Things To Do in the Area
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CT Bike Tours.Com, LLC - GUILFORD, CT
Family Outting
Our Shoreline Bike Boat Tour is a leisurely paced guided ride along the coast on gently rolling hills. We combine it with a narrated 45 minute boat tour of the lovely Thimble Islands. If you have your own bikes and helmets, bring them. Custom guided rides are also available. Minimum age allowed is 16 yrs. old. The bicycle guide, boat tour, bikes, helmets and refreshments are all provided, all you need is your energy
4.5 miles from park*
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Explore the Connecticut River aboard the R/V River Quest, an environmentally friendly 64', 60 passenger vessel docked at Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT.
15.4 miles from park*

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From I-91 (north or south): take Exit 13. Take a left at the end of the long exit ramp onto Route 5 south. Park entrance is a tenth of a mile on the left.

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