New London - Fife Estate Recreation Area

In 1975, Admiral James Fife, Jr. bequeathed his estate to the SUBASE to have it developed into a place of recreation. This beautiful wildlife area features 40 acres of property with a two-acre pond.

The property is open to all authorized patrons only. Department of Defence ID card required for access. 

Other amenities include

  • Caretaker on site
  • Large pavilion for group outings/command functions (reservations required)
  • Softball field
  • Volleyball court
  • Half-court basketball
  • Playground
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Hiking trails
  • Catch & release fishing
  • Restrooms

Reservations for the pavilion are made through the Thames View Marina at 860-694-3164

Please note No camping. Dogs allowed.

Admiral Fife Dog Policy

  1. Dogs are permitted on trails only and must remain on a leash at all times.
  2. Owners/keepers must remove and properly dispose of pet waste left by the pet.
  3. Dogs are not allowed in buildings, pavilion, and playground areas.
  4. A dog's owner or keeper is liable for any damage or injury caused by his dog.