The Sleeping Giant Park Association

Protecting and Caring for the Park since 1924

The Sleeping Giant Park Association (SGPA) was formed in 1924 to acquire land on and around the series of ridges in Mount Carmel, Connecticut known as the Sleeping Giant for use as a state park. SGPA is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to protect and enlarge Sleeping Giant State Park. SGPA maintains over thirty miles of trails in the park, sponsors over 15 guided hikes each year, acquires land to add to the park, publishes the Giant News, a newsletter about the Giant, prints and distributes trail maps and maintains a self-guided nature trail with a printed guide. Links to these and other activities, as well as more information about the Giant and SGPA, can be found in the list to the left below.
The entrance to Sleeping Giant State Park is opposite Quinnipiac University at 200 Mount Carmel Avenue about 1/2 mile east of Whitney Avenue (Rte. 10) in northern Hamden, Connecticut.

If you have questions about SGPA email us at Contact SGPA