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American Legion and Peoples State Forests

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The opportunity to catch trout on the Farmington River is a plenty and the setting is a step into... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Roughin' it

Cheap, bare bones, basic camping. Facilities are minimal. Don't expect much in the way of... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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198 W River Rd, Barkhamsted, CT 06063-7003
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

The opportunity to catch trout on the Farmington River is a plenty and the setting is a step into nature.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank osborncats
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Cheap, bare bones, basic camping. Facilities are minimal. Don't expect much in the way of amenities. This is where you go when you like the quiet outdoors and trout fishing - catch & release only. There's good hiking nearby too. There is electric outside at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We have had family picnics here for ages. Plenty of room for a baseball game. Nice new bathrooms. Grills. Short walk to river and wading or fishing. Great place to take dogs. There are hiking trails and a Stone Museum.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Debbie W
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

If you plan it right, you can see sunrise from the turkey vulture ledges on the American legion side and sunset at the ledges on the people's state side and manage to be in the woods virtually all day, you can take your time and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank George S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We have been to People's State park many times. We enjoy tubing down the river, picknicking under the pines, open field for sports. Rest rooms are adequate. Ranger on site is friendly and helpful. Hiking is nearby and if u r bored head into the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 761marianna777
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Along with hiking, climbing, hunting, and fishing Peoples and American Legion have amazing histories and remnants of historic settlement and industry are visible throughout the forests. Located on the right (east) side of East River Road in Barkhamsted, a large informational sign directs the hiker...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Ken F
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

American Legion it's just one of two state forests in Connecticut that allow pets while you're camping. Campsites well-managed campgrounds clean and walking trails are friendly and easy to navigate. The town of Riverton is 5 minutes away and that borders the Farmington River. There...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Chefnfly
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

American Legion and Peoples State Forests are little sylvan gems in the northwest hills of Connecticut. Surrounding the National Wild and Scenic West Branch of the Farmington River, American Legion and Peoples State Forests offer 12.6 miles of scenic trails with Colonial foundations, Indian caves...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Waxquixotic
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights with my boys (10&12). Rented a cabin site in the State Park Campground and Hiked surrounding parks in the area. Nice trails, much to see. Catch and release trout/ fly fishing area. BRING BARBLESS HOOKS. The state website and other reviews won't...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Zoltar62
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Flyfished the Farmington River and camped out at the Hawes Campground at American Legion State Forest. The campground is located right on the river so you don't have to drive to go fishing. The wooded sites are good for tents or trailers and the bathroom...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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