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Scantic River State Park
EastWindsorCT ScanticRiver.jpg
Scantic River at the Melrose Road
park access point in East Windsor
Location East Windsor, Enfield & Somers, Connecticut, United States
Area 784 acres (317 ha)
Elevation 128 ft (39 m)
Designation Connecticut state park
Established 1967
Administrator Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Website Scantic River State Park

Scantic River State Park is a public recreation area consisting of several separated parcels totaling 784 acres (317 ha) along the Scantic River in the towns of Enfield, East Windsor, and Somers, Connecticut. The state park is suitable for hiking, fishing, and hunting and is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

History

The park was first planned in 1967 with the state legislature approving the plans the following year. A master plan was made public in 1989, after which the first state purchases of land for the park began. The state intends to purchase 2,215 acres (896 ha); as of 2014, 784 acres (317 ha) had been acquired.

Hunting

Three parcels are open to hunting: the Powder Hollow area, a 167-acre (68 ha) parcel located in the Hazardville section of Enfield; an area of 180 acres (73 ha) located between Scitico Road and Route 190 around the Enfield/Somers townline; and the Harrington Lot, which covers 239 acres (97 ha) and is located primarily in East Windsor between Melrose Road and Route 140.

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