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Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area

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Fun on a hot, sunny day

I've been tubing down this section of the Farmington River for 30+ years. If the water is running... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
New Hartford, Connecticut
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Neat Spot on the Farmington River

Found this rec area along 44 that would a great put in for kayaking. This particular day was... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Steve P
Stuart, Florida
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On Rt. 44 Or 2.4 Miles West of Jct. Rt 44/179, New Hartford, CT
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

It probably would've been a good experience had the water level been higher. Guess it hadn't rained in a while, so the water level was low and we ended up having to paddle ourselves at certain points in the river cause we weren't even moving.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I've been tubing down this section of the Farmington River for 30+ years. If the water is running fast, I wouldn't recommend taking young children unless they a good, confident swimmers. For something different on the slow sections, bring a tennis ball.

3  Thank Steve706WHL
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Found this rec area along 44 that would a great put in for kayaking. This particular day was dreary so no activity. Plenty of parking at least for off season.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Feeling devilish? Well, if you're in Connecticut, why not stop by the Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area, on Route 44, just outside of New Hartford. I would do it on a hot day, because you'll be traveling on the Farmington River in tubes, kayaks, or...More

1  Thank rbarry2
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

All the reviews are accurate. It's a long trip. It can be dangerous because a its a natural river but we decided the conditions were safe for our children (pretty slow mid summer). There are lots of teens. Some drinking even though there are signs...More

1  Thank Flyfishbozzuto
Reviewed 8 August 2016

very easy access to the river. In the summer lots of people in the middle fishing, but much better for fishing in the fall. However, very susceptible to warming of water if dam releases are cut back

1  Thank osborncats
Reviewed 15 September 2015

this place should come with warning signs all over. the currant can be very fast after rainfall...be very careful!

1  Thank tara s
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I've been here several times over the years..The price keeps going up. You're basically just paying for a tube and a ride back to your car. If you have your own tube or raft a family of 5 can save $100....just get someone to pick...More

4  Thank Vinny T
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

A little pricy, but worth it. Rent a tube and float down the Farmington River, then get bussed back up. A couple sets of Rapids along the way, but nothing unsafe. The most "dangerous" spot has lifeguards attending.

Thank mstryeski
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The sparkling waters of the trout stream overhung with conifers makes this a delightful place to fish, picnic or just relax. Some parts of the dirt road running around the water are very narrow and one should drive cautiously so as not to go over...More

2  Thank Connecticutosprey
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