Chatfield Hollow State Park
381 Route 80, Killingworth, Ct. 06419
- RT 80, Killingworth CT
- Information on DEEP website
- Trail Map
Hike the trails in search of Indian caves, explore the jagged rocky ledges and recesses, relax by the cooling waters, or picnic in the soft pine woods at Chatfield Hollow State Park. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. Gates open at 8 am on the second Saturday in April, to coincide with opening day of fishing. They close after the first weekend in November.
Chatfield Hollow Brook flows toward Long Island Sound between two high ridges covered with oak, beech, and hickory. In 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps built an earth and stone dam across the brook, creating seven acre Schreeder Pond. Pines planted at the same time now form a green setting around the pond. In 1949 Chatfield Hollow was designated as a state park.
From Route 9: take Exit 9. Follow Route 81 south to Route 80 west and watch for park entrance signs on right.
From I-95: take Exit 63. Follow Route 81 north to Route 80 west and watch for park entrance signs on right.