World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Southford Falls State Park

Article Id: WHEBN0025282696
Reproduction Date:

Title: Southford Falls State Park  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Oxford, Connecticut, Southbury, Connecticut, List of Connecticut state parks
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Southford Falls State Park

Southford Falls State Park
Nearest city Southbury, Connecticut

41°27′15″N 73°09′42″W / 41.4542629°N 73.1617785°W / 41.4542629; -73.1617785Coordinates: 41°27′15″N 73°09′42″W / 41.4542629°N 73.1617785°W / 41.4542629; -73.1617785[1]

Area 120 acres (0.49 km2)
Established 1927
Governing body State of Connecticut

Southford Falls State Park is a Connecticut state park in the towns of Oxford and Southbury, Connecticut.


At the turn of the 20th century, this was the site of a Diamond Match Company factory that manufactured cardboard. The factory was destroyed by fire in 1923. The site was ceded to the state in 1927.[2]

Scenic waterfalls are at the southeast end of the park on Eight Mile Brook, which forms much of the border between the towns of Oxford and Southbury. Eight Mile Brook drops steeply from Lake Quassapaug to the Housatonic River which provided power for the early industrial complex there.

Activities and amenities

The park has a covered bridge over Eight Mile Brook that is a popular spot for wedding photos. There are picnic tables, restrooms and hiking trails. Recreation includes skiing and ice-skating in winter, field sports, day-hikes and fishing. The park is a designated Trout Park, stocked weekly with trout from the state's fish hatcheries.[3]


External links

  • Southford Falls State Park, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • The Geology of Southford Falls State Park Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.