Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area

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Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area
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Map showing the location of Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area
Location in Connecticut
LocationNew Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°51′20″N 72°57′26″W / 41.85556°N 72.95722°W / 41.85556; -72.95722Coordinates: 41°51′20″N 72°57′26″W / 41.85556°N 72.95722°W / 41.85556; -72.95722
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)[1]
DesignationConnecticut state park
Established2012
AdministratorConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsiteSatan's Kingdom State Recreation Area

Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area is a public recreation area occupying one-acre (4046.8 ha) of land beside the Farmington River in the town of New Hartford, Connecticut. The site is located on the north side of the Route 44 bridge over the Farmington River. It is used as a put-in for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing excursions on the river.[2]

History[edit]

The gorge through which the Farmington River flows has been known as "Satan’s Kingdom" since at least the 1820s.[3] The recreation area was added to the roll of Connecticut state parks in 2012.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

Tube rentals are offered by a concessionaire. A 2.5-mile (4.0 km) trip encounters three sets of rapids.[5] Hiking trails in neighboring Nepaug State Forest, including the Tunxis Trail, are accessible from Satan's Kingdom Road on the south side of the bridge.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Appendix A: List of State Parks and Forests" (PDF). State Parks and Forests: Funding. Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. January 23, 2014. p. A-1. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Jean Miller. "Satan's Kingdom". Historical Marker Database. Farmington River Coordinating Committee. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Other State Parks". State Register and Manual 2012. State of Connecticut. September 13, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Farmington River Tubing". Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "Nepaug State Forest Backpack Camping Map" (PDF). State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. December 10, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2017.

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