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Fishing locations in Litchfield/Northwest Connecticut are easy to find

Squantz Pond State Park

178 Shortwoods Road New Fairfield, CT, 06810 Phone: 203-312-5023

Pond is centerpiece of wooded park with beach, swimming, boating, hiking trails, ice skating, cross country skiing

This year-round park is open for fishing. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent.
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Kettletown State Park

1400 George's Hill Road (Off I-84 at Exit 15) Southbury, CT Phone: 860-424-3200

Lots of water sports are done at this park on the Housatonic River; also near Lake Zoar

Fishing and swimming are popular sports at this park, on Housatonic River and near to Lake Zoar. See full description of Kettletown State Park.
Lake McDonough Park

Route 219 Barkhamsted, CT, 06063 Phone: 860-379-3036

Water sports and a boat launch; Braille-marked walking trail

Fishing is done at this nice, day-use park. See full description of Lake McDonough Park.
Hop Brook Dam Park

4 Straits Tpk. Middlebury, CT, 06762 Phone: 203-729-8840

Day park offers water sports on the lake, picnicking, fishing, and trails for walking

This easy-to-reach day-use park is centered upon Hop Brook Lake, which is stocked with brown, brook, and rainbow trout. The lake also is home to bass and panfish.
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American Legion & Peoples State Forests

Between Center Hill Road (Route 181) and East River Road [see map] Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860-379-0922

Large forests offer all outdoor recreation: camping, water sports, extensive hiking trails

All manner of water sports, including fishing, are done at these adjacent state forests.
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Burr Pond State Park

384 Burr Mountain Road Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-1817

Pond has beach for swimming, canoe & kayak rentals, trails around the shoreline

Boating and fishing are done on this pond. Visitors may rent canoes and kayaks.
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Kent Falls State Park

462 Kent Cornwall Road (Route 7) Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3238

Cascading waterfall, covered bridge, hiking trails. Great for picnics, walking

Fishing is done in the streams leading to this series of waterfalls and in the Housatonic River, into which the falls drain. See full description of Kent Falls State Park
Housatonic Meadows State Park

Route 7 Sharon, CT Phone: 860-927-3238

Wooded campgrounds; fly fishing for trout and bass in the Housatonic River

The Housatonic River is famous for its fly fishing. Housatonic Meadows offers many outdoor activities, with an emphasis on fly fishing for trout and bass. A two-mile stretch of river is reserved for fly fishing.
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Black Rock State Park

Watertown Road (Route 6) Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-8088

Camping, trout fishing, water sports, picnicking

Black Rock is an all-around park for almost all outdoor activities. It is a designated trout-fishing location. See full description of Black Rock State Park.