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Indian Well State Park, Shelton

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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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  • Not a bad place to spend an afternoon, good for kids and families. Bring some lunch and sit by the water for a relaxing day  more »
  • Wow state of Connecticut really dropped the ball on this park, Picnic tables are rotted and unusable, The beach if you want to call it that is sand over grass goose crap all over the place, The water ...  more »
  • I went with a group of friends and my two children (ages 6 & 9) to go to the same swimming hole that I went to as a kid and my parents went to when they were young. There was a group of daredevils the...  more »
  • A Park like no other... The majestic view, the water, the rustic style are all part of the fun...
  • Love this place. Beautiful 😍😍
  • This is a nice, small, riverside state park. There is a small swimming area, and it's a good starting point for various water sports. There are a few small fields for sports and lots of good spots for barbecuing under tree shade. There's also access to a few hiking trails.
  • Great place to bring your kids for a break from the summer heat. Tends to get a bit crowded so come early.
  • Love this place! Great hiking trails and kept pretty clean for being busy in the summer.