American Legion State Forest - Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground in Barkhamsted Connecticut offers primitive hookup RV and tent camping in a forested setting that totals 3,900 acres. The West Branch of the Farmington River, designated as a Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service, divides the two forests and is the center point of river-based recreational activities including trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Rugged terrain with steep, rocky hillsides typifies the remainder of the forest.
Black Rock State Park in Watertown Connecticut is a designated Trout Park, so one important activity at the park is stream and pond fishing. Other activities include camping, picnicking, swimming, and field sports. Excellent hiking is available on the Mattatuck Trail, from the Grey Stone section of Waterbury to the Wigwam Reservoir in Morris. Offers primitive tent and RV camping.