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Black Rock State Park
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Scenic view from Black Rock
Black Rock State Park is located in Connecticut
Black Rock State Park
Black Rock State Park
Location in Connecticut
Location Watertown, Connecticut, United States
Area 444 acres (180 ha)
Elevation 525 feet (160 m)
Designation Connecticut state park
Established 1926
Administrator Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Website Black Rock State Park

Black Rock State Park is a seasonal public recreation area adjoining Mattatuck State Forest in the town of Watertown, Connecticut. The state park covers 444 acres (180 ha) and is known for its large rock face, Black Rock, that offers views of Thomaston, Watertown, and portions of Waterbury. The park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

History

The park saw its origins in 1926 with the donation of 19 parcels totaling 254 acres by the citizen's conservation group Black Rock Forest, Inc. The Civilian Conservation Corps contributed to the park's development in the 1930s.

Activities and amenities

The park is crossed by the Mattatuck Trail, which offers scenic views of the Naugatuck Valley; side trails have views of Black Rock Lake and Black Rock Pond. Swimming and fishing are offered on Black Rock Pond. The park's campground has 78 campsites, available seasonally.

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