The Park is Open

Many thanks to the state and all the volunteers for the hard work to make the park safe for visitors.  Please respect freshly planted areas and any area still cordoned off and give nature a chance to do its part in the recovery of our beloved park.  Visit our Facebook site for photos of the park and the opening day.

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.

You can help the SGPA’s mission by joining our various volunteer activities, becoming an SGPA member, or making a tax-deductible donation.