Indian Well State Park, Shelton

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#25 of 29 in Nature in Connecticut
Indian Well State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area in the city of Shelton in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. The state park occupies on the west bank of Lake Housatonic, an impoundment of the Housatonic River. Scenic features of the park include a 15ft horsetail waterfalls with splash pool at bottom. The park is the scene of annual regattas hosted by the New Haven Rowing Club.Activities and amenitiesThe park's recreational opportunities include lifeguard-supervised swimming, picnicking, hiking, boating, and fishing. The park is crossed by the Paugussett Trail, which is part of Connecticut's blue-blazed hiking trail system. A public boat launch provides access to Lake Housatonic. Fish found in the lake include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white catfish, white perch, yellow perch, American eel, sunfish, and carp. Lake Housatonic is one of the state's 28 "big bass" and "trophy bass" management areas.
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  • Went there when I was a child, but hadn't been back until now. The park is for swimming and picnics. Walking and hiking. They have a small hike up to the fall before you go into the park. Go up to the...  more »
  • Water is always running so it's clean but can be chilly. I find it's a good place to fish and have a picnic.can get very crowded and you can't bring your pet.im not sure it's worth the money to get in...  more »
  • Went for the Scotty Cranmer Jam. BMX track did a fantastic job. Well organized and a lot of fun. Would definitely come back to ride the track.  more »
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  • We loved the waterfall, but it was a bit crowded when we went. It's easy to miss the parking lot across the street from the beginning of the trail that's closest to the falls. Many were coming from the other lot after the swimming area and it was very steep for them to come down.
  • Nice place it's on a river water is dark brown n it's been taken over by Hispanic people very crowded If u like adventure there is a rock well to jump into off rocks or roots heights for jumps range from about 8' to 30' fun fun fun it's hidden in woods down a trail that's the best part about the whole place
  • A Park like no other... The majestic view, the water, the rustic style are all part of the fun...
  • Love this place. Beautiful 😍😍
  • Relaxing and not overly crowded

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