Natchaug State Forest

Natchaug State Forest


Location:4 miles south of Phoenixville on Route 198 in Eastford. The entrance road bridge off Route198 in Eastford was closed to both vehicles and pedestrians in 2005 and will remain closed indefinitely until structural repairs have been made. General access to the Forest is available through the entrance located off of Pilfershire Road in Eastford. Parking for picnicking and fishing access along the Natchaug River is still off Route 198.
Facilities:Primitive camping area for serious backpackers, horse camp sites (basic facilities only), picnic tables (é), trails, pit toilets.
Activities:Horse and backpack camping, fishing (the Natchaug River is a designated Trout Park fishing area), hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting.
Special Features:Natchaug means "land between the rivers" and refers to the land at the junction of the Bigelow and Still Rivers, which join to form the Natchaug River. Of historic interest is a large stone fireplace and chimney, which are the remains of the birthplace of General Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general killed in the Civil War.
Address:c/o Mashamoquet Brook State Park
RFD #1 Wolf Den Rd
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Phone:860-928-6121
Web: www.dep.state.ct.us/stateparks/forests/natchaug.htm
Size: 12,935 acres.

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