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

Moween State Park

★★★☆☆

166 Camp Mooween Rd Lebanon, CT

Moween State Park Connecticut State Park 577 acres in Lebanon, CT Parking: Small pull off at 166 Camp Mooween Rd, Lebanon, CT Outdated Trail Map     Trails:… Read more…

Old Furnace State Park

★★★★☆

450 S Frontage Rd, Danielson, CT 06239

Old Furnace State Park Connecticut State Park 367 acres in Danielson, CT Parking: Medium lots available near 450 S Frontage Rd Danielson, CT and at the end of the Forest… Read more…

Mono Pond State Park

★★☆☆☆

41.678741, -72.310645

Mono Pond State Park Reserve Connecticut State Park / Scenic Reserve 218 acres in Columbia, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 120 Hunt Rd Columbia, CT Trail Map … Read more…

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…