Directions & Parking

Head of the Housatonic Parking

Because limited parking is available at Indian Well State Park, parking within the park is reserved for cars carrying boats, boat trailers, utility trailers, crew buses, crew vans  and passenger vehicles with handicap parking tags. Note that in order to facilitate parking in a limited space for the large number of car-topping scullers, all scullers will be required to unload their boat before moving their car to its parking spot.

All other competitor and spectator passenger cars will park offsite. Regular bus service is provided between the offsite parking location and Indian Well State Park. Allow a minimum of 30 mins for transit time during peak hours. Note that propane tanks are not allowed on the shuttle buses.

NEW IN 2018: PARKING WILL COST $15 AT OUR OFFSITE LOCATION. HALF THE FEE GOES TO OUR VOLUNTEER PARTNERS FROM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, AND THE REST TO OFFSET THE RISING COST OF OUR SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE. 

Roads nearby the park entrance will be marked and enforced as a tow-zone and Shelton police will turn away cars at the park entrance.

Drop-offs at the park entrance are not permitted for safety reasons.

Please note that camping and alcohol are not allowed in the park. Also, dogs are prohibited from Indian Well State Park for group events like our regatta.

No exceptions. If you are late go directly to offsite parking. Trying to get dropped off at Indian Well State Park will only delay you more. Be sure to check the event schedule and leave enough time to park and ride the shuttle.

Parking for Boat and Utility Trailers

Boat and utility trailers are permitted to park and unload at Indian Well Friday afternoon from 1 - 4 pm.  A security guard will be stationed at the park until midnight, but New Haven Rowing Club and the State of Connecticut are not responsible for any damage that may occur to equipment stored overnight at Indian Well State Park.

All remaining boat and utility trailers must be in the park before 8:00am on Saturday. The park will open at 6:00am. After 8:00am all trailers may encounter delays and utility trailers may be turned away. Crew buses and crew vans will be allowed in the park until we reach capacity in the parking lot dedicated to their use. After that, crew buses and vans will be sent to offsite parking after they have dropped off athletes. 

Offsite Parking for Competitor and Spectator Passenger Cars
  • Offsite parking is on a private road. Direct your GPS to 2 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT
  • There is a $15 parking fee. Half the proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity, while the rest helps offset rising costs for our shuttle bus service.
  • Offsite parking opens at 6:15am. The first shuttle bus will leave the parking area at 6:30am.

Directions heading South on Route 8:

  • Take Exit 12, Old Stratford Road
  • Turn right onto Old Stratford Road
  • After the traffic light at Bridgeport Ave, Old Stratford Road becomes Commerce Drive
  • Continue up Commerce Drive 0.6 miles to Progress Drive
  • Turn left onto Progress Drive, go past Corporate Drive about 150 yds and turn left.
  • Follow signs for Regatta Parking

Directions heading North on Route 8:

  • Take Exit 12, Old Stratford Road
  • Turn left onto Old Stratford Road
  • After the traffic light at Bridgeport Ave, Old Stratford Road becomes Commerce Drive
  • Continue up Commerce Drive 0.6 miles to Progress Drive
  • Turn left onto Progress Drive, go past Corporate Drive about 150 yds and turn left.
  • Follow signs for Regatta Parking

 

Heading South on Rt. 111/Rt 110 connector:

  • Follow RT110 South toward Shelton 3.7 miles to the street light intersection of Leavenworth Rd. (RT110) and Maple Ave
  • Turn right onto Maple Ave and continue 0.1 miles to Meadow Street.
  • Turn left onto Meadow St and continue 1.9 miles to street light intersection of Meadow and
    Shelton Ave (RT. 108)
  • Take a right onto Shelton Ave/RT108 and continue for 0.6 miles to street light intersection of Shelton Ave/Rt108 and Nells Rock Road/Constitution Blvd
  • Take a left onto Nells Rock Rd and continue 1.5 miles to street light intersection of Nells Rock and Bridgeport Ave.
  • Take a right onto Bridgeport Ave and continue for 1.5 miles to street light intersection of Commerce Dr,
  • Take a right onto Commerce Drive and continue up Commerce Drive 0.6 miles to Progress Drive.
  • Turn left onto Progress Dr, go past Corporate Drive about 150 yds and turn left.
  • Follow signs for Regatta Parking

 

Heading West on Rt 34:

  • Follow RT 34 West and bear left to Main St, Derby/RT34
  • Enter RT 8 South entrance ramp on the left
  • Follow Directions Heading South on Route 8 above.

 



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