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Morey Pond Boat Launch

Connecticut State Water Access

44 acres in Union, CT

Parking: Down the road near 723 Buckley Hwy Union, CT

Trail Map           Trails: Less than a mile           Rating: ★★☆☆☆


Morey Pond Boat Launch is a state operated water access area that technically falls within a parcel of the Nipmuck State Forest.

A long dirt road leads down to a small lot with a steep boat launch into Morey Pond. The pond is split by I-84 into the 15 acre north end and the 27 acre south end.  I believe there is enough clearance in the culvert under the highway to slip into the southern portion but haven’t tried yet.

From the parking area there are a couple rough short paths in either direction on the water though easy to miss and contain not much of note.

History:

In the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) “built a caretaker’s cabin, bath houses and facilities for swimmers at Morey Pond” in Nipmuck State Forest. However, with the development of I-84 these no longer exist.


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Last updated June 13th, 2021

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