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Indian Well State Park

Howe Ave, Shelton, CT
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Not worth a trip

Went for a father's day picnic with family and our dog. The website indicated no dogs on beach but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Good Fun

Not a bad place to spend an afternoon, good for kids and families. Bring some lunch and sit by... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Shelton, Connecticut
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“nice river” (2 reviews)
“sand beach” (2 reviews)
Howe Ave, Shelton, CT
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for a father's day picnic with family and our dog. The website indicated no dogs on beach but leashed pet in park. We were turned away from entrance with woman saying "it" (our dog) couldn't cone in. We were redirected to a unkempt small...More

Thank ursula72
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Not a bad place to spend an afternoon, good for kids and families. Bring some lunch and sit by the water for a relaxing day

Thank Mike9811
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Wow state of Connecticut really dropped the ball on this park, Picnic tables are rotted and unusable, The beach if you want to call it that is sand over grass goose crap all over the place, The water looks filthy I would never go swimming...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I went with a group of friends and my two children (ages 6 & 9) to go to the same swimming hole that I went to as a kid and my parents went to when they were young. There was a group of daredevils there...More

Thank Kwyjibo_cat
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We live less than a mile away from this park but rarely go. Don't get me wrong: the park is pretty. It has picnic facilities, a boat ramp, and (tucked away in the woods) a lovely waterfall. But the state has fallen down badly on...More

Thank PeteSPD
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Been going here since i was very young, the best time to go is before memorial day and after labor day! The NY cars make this place a place to avoid during summer for the locals! State cutbacks and folks who skirt the entrance fee...More

2  Thank Zetti74
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

About an hour and 20 minute drive from NY, capacity of about 500 cars and land to BBQ that feels almost infinite, lacks one thing, a good water to swim in. Almost swamp like, it's sad the water could be this dirty on a property...More

Thank Mayor P
Reviewed 19 July 2016

the swimming are did not look very clean and the "hike to the waterfall" was about 2 minutes and there were people standing there changing to go in to the small pool at the bottom of the waterfall

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Indian wells has a ton of empty picnic tables next to the river, ample (paid) parking and a lovely waterfall to hike to. Perfect date spot for the summer!

2  Thank Robin M
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Love this place it's clean and family friendly just big enough to have a picnic and watch the boats go by. Some days you can even see a bi-plane!

Thank Catherine M
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