Park Rules

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.