The main access point for this park is off Route 198 North in Chaplin,CT. Once you get in, the road splits in two. The trail on the left will take you alongside the Natchaug River. Picnic tables are provided. The road used to lead back out to Route 198, but DEP has since blocked access. The road on the right brings you to a small parking area. The bridge that once lead to the other half of the state forest has been blocked to motor traffic, but is still open to cyclists, hikers, people looking to enjoy a walk. This path (road) is paved. Once across, the paved road is steep until you get to the top, then it smooths out.