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Connecticut State Park Dog Information

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

State Parks and Forests

79 Elm Street

Hartford, CT 06106-5127

Connecticut State Park and Forest Pet Policy




Pets on a leash are permitted in most state parks and forests.  Pets are not allowed in buildings, swimming areas, or state park campgrounds.  In addition, pets are not permitted at Sherwood Island or Squantz Pond State Parks between April 15 and September 30.  Pets are not permitted at any time in Dinosaur State Park.  More specific information can be found in individual park pages.


If you have questions or need additional information on Connecticut State Parks and Forests, please contact the State Parks Division by e-mail at or by phone at 860-424-3200.

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a courtesy only. The governing agency may have updated policies not reflected by information provided here. We recommend you verify current pet policies with the relevant governing agency prior to your visit. strives to ensure correct information is provided. Please notify us at if you have updated information.

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