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

Brooklyn Riverside Park

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Brooklyn Riverside Little League Field, SW Brooklyn Ln, Brooklyn, CT, USA

Brooklyn Riverside Park & Maury Bowen Complex Brooklyn Town Park 36 acres in Brooklyn, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near SW Brooklyn Ln, Brooklyn, CT Trail Map … Read more…

Roseland Park

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205 Roseland Park Rd, Woodstock, CT 06281, USA

Roseland Park Private Park 390 acres in Woodstock, CT Parking: Several lots near 205 Roseland Park Rd, Woodstock, CT Trail Map       Trails: 0.25 miles   …

Black Pond Boat Launch

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215 Camp Road, Woodstock, Woodstock Valley, CT, USA

Black Pond Boat Launch Connecticut State Boat Launch 41 acres in Woodstock, CT Parking: Small lot down a driveway off Camp Road Trail Map     Trails: No…

Hampton Reservoir

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400 Kenyon Rd, Hampton, CT, USA

Hampton Reservoir Connecticut State Boat Launch 151 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Small lot near 400 Kenyon Rd, Hampton, CT Trail Map       Trails: 0.5 miles …

Route 101 Boat Launch

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460 Killingly Road, Pomfret Center, CT, USA

Route 101 Boat Launch Quinebaug River Boat Launch 1 acre in Pomfret, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 437 Killingly Road, Pomfret, CT Trail Map     …

Sunrise Park

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2075 Mountain Rd, West Suffield, CT 06093, USA

Sunrise Park Suffield Town Park 134 acres in Suffield, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 2075 Mountain Rd, West Suffield, CT Trail Map         …

Willimantic Whitewater Park

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28 Bridge St, Willimantic, CT, USA

Willimantic Whitewater Park Willimantic Town Park 1 acre in Windham, CT Parking: Small lot near 28 Bridge St, Willimantic, CT Trail Map         Trails: No…

Quinebaug River Trail

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39 Wauregan Rd, Danielson, CT 

Quinebaug River Trail Rails to Trails Conservancy 10 acres in Killingly, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 39 Wauregan Rd, Danielson, CT  Trail Map       …

Middle Bolton Lake

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248 Hatch Hill Road, Vernon, CT, USA

Middle Bolton Lake Connecticut State Boat Launch 121 acres in Vernon, CT Parking: Medium sized parking area near 248 Hatch Hill Road, Vernon, CT Boat Launch Map …