Sleeping Giant is a State Park owned and managed by the State Parks Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP). All rules are set and enforced by the state.
The Park is open daily to the public from 8:00 am to sunset. Please respect its natural beauty and adhere to the following rules:
DON’T cut/mark trees or pick/remove flowers and plants
DON’T use motor vehicles or mountain bikes
DON’T build fires, except in fire pits in the picnic area
DON’T graffiti or otherwise vandalize any structures in the park
DON’T allow your dog(s) to roam off-leash dogs
If you see any problems in the park, please call the DEEP hotline at 860-424-3333. In an emergency, please call 911.
The Park is a wild, rugged, and natural landscape, and visitors should be prepared for rocky trails, wildlife encounters, and other hazards. To ensure a safe visit:
DO leave the park as you found it by following Leave No Trace practices
DO educate yourself about ticks and do a full-body check after your visit
DO know how to identify poison ivy
DO stay on established trails
DO give wildlife plenty of space
DO wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing
DO bring sufficient water for your hike
For a complete list of permitted activities, regulations, and notices, please visit the Sleeping Giant State Park webpage on CT DEEP’s website.