Boating

Boating in Connecticut

Where can I paddle in Connecticut?

The Rivers Alliance currently has a complete map of launches with 412 launches, definitely use them as a resource as I continue to work on this page.

Quick Links:

Work in progress below with at least 125 rivers in Connecticut and many more lakes and ponds aiming to strike a balance between most boat-able/popular and complete.

Major Rivers: 

Major Bodies of Water:

  • Candlewood Lake
  • Squantz Pond
  • Bantam Lake
  • Lake Zoar

Manship Park

★☆☆☆☆

50 Lovell Ln, Canterbury, CT

Robert Manship Park Canterbury Town Park 8 acres in Canterbury, CT Parking: Small lots near 50 Lovell Ln, Canterbury, CT Trail Map      Trails: 0.3 miles … Read more…

Legend Wood

★★★☆☆

41.489036, -71.876836

Legend Wood / Wyassup Lake Connecticut State Forest / Blue Blaze Trail in North Stonington, CT Parking: West End: Small lot at Wyassup Boat Launch East End:… Read more…

Halls Pond

★★☆☆☆

92 Kennerson Rd, Eastford, CT, USA

Halls Pond Connecticut State Boat Launch 1.5 acres in Eastford, CT Parking: Small lot near 92 Kennerson Rd, Eastford, CT Boat Launch Map       Trails: None … Read more…

Beach Pond

★★★☆☆

41.584222, -71.805990

Beach Pond Connecticut State Forest / CFPA Blue Blaze Trail 400 acres in Voluntown, CT Parking: Large lot on North Shore Rd Voluntown, CT Trail Map   … Read more…

Crystal Pond Park

★★★☆☆

41.913346, -72.095686

Crystal Pond Park Eastford and Woodstock Community Park 120 acres in Eastford and Woodstock, CT Parking: Large lot near 305 Crystal Pond Road, Woodstock, CT Trail Map    Trails: 2.5 miles … Read more…

Nye-Holman State Forest

★★☆☆☆

41.881992, -72.307428

Nye-Holman State Forest Connecticut State Forest 818 acres in Tolland, CT Parking: River Access/Walking – Small lot near on Tolland Stage Rd  Archery/Camping – Medium lot near… Read more…

Babcock Pond

★☆☆☆☆

653 Middletown Rd, Colchester, CT, USA

Babcock Pond WMA Connecticut Wildlife Management Area 1,524 acres in Colchester, CT Parking: Boat launch: Small lot near 653 Middletown Rd, Colchester, CT Trails: Small lot near… Read more…