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Group use

DAY USE FEE: None. Fill out Use Permit Application Below. Donations always welcome.

For all organized groups/structured events of 15 or more people, we require a group use permit (below) to be submitted to our office at least 5 business days prior to the event.  No commercial activity, regardless of size of the activity, is allowed on our preserves without a special permit approved by the Executive Director. Liability insurance coverage naming SRA as an additional insured is a requirement for approval of all requests.

Group Rules

Please note: NEEDS CONTENT!

    • Leave No Trace.
    • Wedding ceremonies are not permitted in any preserves.
    • Do not remove or disrupt plants, wildlife, or materials.
    • Open sunrise to sunset, daily.
    • Park cars in designated areas.
    • Motorized vehicles are prohibited. Use of Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices is restricted. For more information and approval, contact the SRA office.
    • No hunting.
    • No alcoholic beverages.
    • No loud noise or music.
    • Drones are prohibited.
    • Dogs must be leashed at all times and all pet waste bagged and removed from the preserves.
  • Fires are prohibited, except in designated campsites.
  • Camping is prohibited expect in designated campsites. Campsite reservations are required.
  • Horseback riding is permitted according to posted signs on approved trails.
  • Do not harm trees by chopping, carving or driving nails.
  • Do not litter: please carry out what you carry in.
  • Groups of 15 people or more require a group use permit.
  • Commercial activities are prohibited without a permit issued by the Executive Director and/or Board of Trustees.

Matching Gifts

 Did you know many companies match donations made by employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees, allowing employees to DOUBLE their generosity and impact? 

Contact your employer today to see if they will match your gift.


 If you are 70½ years of age or older, you can take advantage of a popular gift option called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) also known as a IRA charitable rollover.  QCDs offer simple ways to benefit Steep Rock and receive tax benefits in return.

To learn more, visit here.

Stock or Wire

If you’d like to give a gift via wire or stock, please reach out to for our account information.


You can donate through your donor advised fund in just three clocks on our website
When granting through your donor-advised fund, please use the following information:

Our legal name: Steep Rock Association, Inc.
Tax ID: #06-6069060
Mailing address: PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Check Donations

Please make checks payable to Steep Rock Association. Our mailing address is:

Steep Rock Association
PO Box 279
Washington Depot, CT 06794