The cool waters of the Housatonic River make Kettletown State Park and Lake Zoar popular recreation destinations.
Kettletown State Park, situated in the towns of Southbury and Oxford, contains 605 acres and was originally inhabited by the Pootatuck Indians, members of the Algonquin group. Early colonists reportedly traded one brass kettle for use of the land for hunting and fishing. Eventually, the settlers acquired complete rights to the area and, by 1758, the Pootatucks had either migrated to the northwest or perished.
Youth Group Camping
Kettletown Campground offers 56 sites in both open and wooded settings.