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

Bishop Swamp

★★☆☆☆

41.722671, -72.396840

Bishop Swamp Connecticut Wildlife Management Area 719 acres in Andover, CT Parking: Small lot near 236 State Hwy 603, Andover, CT for hiking and small pull off near 42 Jurovaty… Read more…

Quaddick State Park

★★☆☆☆

41.957243, -71.817554

Quaddick State Park Connecticut State Park 116 acres in Thompson, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 818 Quaddick Town Farm Rd, Thompson, CT Trail Map       … Read more…

Merrow Meadow

★★☆☆☆

41.822443, -72.313051

Merrow Meadow Park Mansfield Town Park 33 acres in Mansfield, CT Parking: Small lot near 13 Merrow Rd, Storrs, CT Trail Map     Trails: Less than a mile … Read more…

Eagleville Preserve

★★☆☆☆

41.781177, -72.279490

Eagleville Preserve Mansfield Town Park 11 acres in Mansfield, CT Parking: Medium lot at 479 South Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT Trail Map       Trails: 1 mile   … Read more…