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This 183-acre park near Redding was the site of the Continental Army's 1779 winter encampment under the command of General Israel Putnam. The site consists of remains of the encampment, reconstructed log buildings, and a museum.

Activities include a museum, fishing, picnicking, field sports, interpretive trail, historical site, ice skating. Services: drinking water, flush toilets, gravel parking. Located 3 miles south of Bethel on Route 58. Free admission.

Location: PO Box 736, 492 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding Connecticut 06896 Telephone 203-938-2285

Other Connecticut State Parks nearby:
(Harwinton) Black Rock State Park
(Torrington) Burr Pond State Park
(Redding) Collis P. Huntington State Park
(Colchester) Day Pond State Park
(Rocky Hill) Dinosaur State Park
(Bolton) Gay City State Park

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