Black Rock State Park

State: Connecticut

City: Thomaston

Phone: (860) 424-3200 (866) 287-2757

Open: Open from mid Apr through Sep 30

Number of Sites: 96

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

Black Rock offers excellent swimming, hiking, scenic views, and Indian legend all tucked into the scenic rolling hills of the Western Highlands.


There are 96 sites in a wooded setting that are available in Black Rock Campground. The camping season begins in mid-April and ends September 30.

Black Rock is a designated Trout Park.
Please see Trout Parks for important information.


Bathrooms, Food Concessions, Picnic Tables
Note to Swimmers: Please read the Beach Regulations and Swimming Safety Information before entering the park


Excellent hiking is available on the Mattatuck Trail from the Grey Stone section of Waterbury to the Wigwam Reservoir in Morris. This trail offers a scenic view of the Naugatuck Valley, highlighting Black Rock. There are many side trails where one can see Black Rock Lake, Black Rock Pond, mature forests and meadows. Hikes can be from 30 minutes to all day.
Hiking trails are maintained in cooperation with the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, which provides volunteer assistance. For information on volunteering for trail activities throughout the state contact the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481.


From Route 8 north: take Exit 38. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp to first traffic light. Turn left at traffic light onto US Route 6 west. Park entrance is a 1/2 mile on the right on US Route 6.
From Route 8 south: take Exit 38. Go straight ahead at the end of the exit ramp to US Route 6 west. Park entrance is on the right.