Indian Well State Park

These are photos are of Indian Well State Park in Shelton, CT.

The pictures are taken from the Indian Well park waterfall area. It's very scenic nature.

The Pootatuck Indians were known to live here and use this well.

It used to be real deep but the city filled it with boulders.

Indian Well became a state park in 1928, but it was a tourist spot long before that.

Even though you're not suppose to swim in the well, every summer when it's real hot, people still head to the waterfall to cool off.

View from top of Indian well View of Indian  well

There are also several marked trails for hiking and who knows, you may even occasionally see a deer.

The hills to hike Indian Well in the Fall

The history of Indian Well is kind of vague. One spot I read that they found shards and pieces of pottery dating to the Indians here.

The whole area was like a small sandy plain towards the water, and later a shipyard was built near here called the Leavenworth Shipyards.

Stone wall built by CCC Many rippling waterfalls

In the 1930 and 40's it was turned into a park by the CCC boys, a volunteer workforce that did a lot of the stone walls and developments in the area. A lot of the low area back there is swamp.

History: The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's while in his first month in office (March 31, 1933). The CCC was an interdepartmental work and relief program that sent young, unemployed men from the cities to work on conservation projects in rural areas at a dollar a day. The CCC disbanded in 1942 and several million young men had participated.

This information is gathered from our own personal trips to Shelton CT. Information on the pages may change as far as restaurants, hotels, things to do, etc.

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