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Indian Well State Park, Shelton

(3.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • Great place to bring your kids for a break from the summer heat. Tends to get a bit crowded so come early.
  • Great fot kyaking and pattle bording
  • Love this place! Great hiking trails and kept pretty clean for being busy in the summer.
  • It's ridiculous that it cost 9.00 to get in and you can't even bring a small pet that won't harm anyone and won't leave a mess. So I think that they should allow small pets in such a big area of land.
  • Nice fields and beach access. Hiking trails are pretty limited, so don't expect an entire day trip for hiking.