Sleeping Giant State Park is currently CLOSED in the aftermath of the May 15th tornado, which caused significant damage and dangerous conditions throughout the park. Please do not enter the park at this time. Consult the DEEP website, this website, or our Facebook page for news on the park reopening.
The Sleeping Giant Park Association (SGPA) was formed in 1924 to acquire land on and around the series of ridges in Mount Carmel, CT – known as the Sleeping Giant – for use as a state park. SGPA is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to protect and enlarge Sleeping Giant State Park. SGPA maintains over thirty miles of trails in the park, sponsors over 15 guided hikes each year, acquires land to add to the park, publishes the Giant News, a newsletter about the Giant, prints and distributes trail maps, and maintains a self-guided nature trail with printed guide.