Beaver Brook State Park is 401-acre undeveloped recreational area for boating, hunting, and fishing. It’s located in the towns of Windham and Chaplin, Connecticut
The main parking area is at the park’s southern end off of Back Road with ADA access for fishing. There is a mowed area with a state park kiosk, a deck over the water, and a seasonal boat launch for non-motorized craft. Bibbins Pond, also known as Beaver Brook Pond, spans 20 acres to the north and is regularly stocked with trout.
The most prominent feature is the man-made dam holding back the water of Beaver Brook and maintaining the water body. In times of low overflow you can scramble across the concrete and large stone structure that is designed to slow down the water.
This was one of several land pieces acquired by the state in the 1950s. True to its name, the pond was once maintained by beavers, and several pools support a prolific trout population upstream.
A second access to the park is farther to the north along Back Road/Chewink Road. At this roadside parking, there is a gated path that leads back to two quaint fishing pools. It’s easy to see fish swimming in the clear water and there are signs of camping in this serene area.
This is a quiet area for those looking to enjoy an afternoon with nature. The Air Line State Park Trail runs adjacent to the northern land border for those looking to combine the day with a bike ride.