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

Legend Wood

★★★☆☆

41.490847, -71.876565

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

★★☆☆☆

41.841047, -72.106934

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…

Babcock Pond

★☆☆☆☆

41.540627, -72.395906

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…

Camp Aya-Po

★★★☆☆

42.018110, -72.405841

Camp Aya-Po Somers Town Park 178 acres in Somers, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 70 Camp Rd, Somers, CT Trail Map       Trails: 3.1 miles … Read more…