Boating – Fairfield

Fairfield County CT Boating

Fairfield CT Boat Launches, Rivers, Ocean, Lake Access, Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddling Areas


With hundreds of lakes, ponds, and rivers and ocean shoreline, Fairfield County Connecticut is a boaters’ paradise. Summer residents usually get their boats in the water by June and enjoy the season until late October. Find boat launches and public boat ramps in each county of Connecticut. Use the map below to find CT boat launches areas, lakes and water access near your destination or location.

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Fairfield County CT Boating Areas Marinas & Boat Launches

Westport
Saugatuck River Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Under I-95 on the east side of river. Route 136 to Compo Road, take first right to launch.
Regulations: Saugatuck River, Bermuda Lagoon, Shorehaven Marsh, harbors, and congested areas – 5 MPH limit. No waterskiing or surf-boarding in any channel.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 25
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No

Ridgefield
Pierrepont Pond Boat Launch
Type: Car Top/Carry-In
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 116, east onto Barlow Mountain Road, take first left at junction of Barlow Mountain Road and North Street. Access immediately on the right in Pierrepont State Park.
Lake Area: 38 Acres
Regulations: Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 3
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Dirt
ADA Accessible: No

Ridgefield
Mamanasco Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: At south end of lake. Route 116, turn south onto Mamanasco Road, launch is on the left.
Lake Area: 89.2 Acres
Regulations: Use of internal combustion engines is prohibited.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 10
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No

Shelton
Lake Housatonic Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Open April through September, call (203)-735-4311.
Directions: Indian Well State Park on the western side of the lake, 2.5 miles northwest of Shelton, off Route 110.
Lake Area: 328 Acres
Regulations: Vessels are prohibited from approaching within 300 feet on upstream side or 1,500 feet on downstream side of Lake Housatonic Dam. Vessels proceeding upstream or downstream bear to their right. Minimum steerage speed within 25 feet of shore or dock. 45 MPH limit daytime, 25 MPH from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise. No kite skiing or parasailing without permission.
Docks: Floating Wood (Seasonal)
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 45
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank
ADA Accessible: There are no special regulations.
Additional Info: Indian Well State Park

Danbury
Lake Kenosia Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 84, Exit 3 (Route 7), Park Avenue Exit. Turn west onto Backus Avenue then right onto Kenosia Avenue. Launch is 0.7 mile on the left.
Lake Area: 59.5 Acres
Regulations: Operating a boat propelled by an internal combustion engine is prohibited.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 6
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Gravel
ADA Accessible: No

Danbury
Candlewood Lake (Lattins Cove) Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Located in Lattins Cove. I-84 to Route 7 north; take Federal Road exit; north on Candlewood Lake Road, left onto Nabby Road. After 0.75 miles, take left onto Forty Acres Road, launch is on the right.
Lake Area: 5,064 Acres
Regulations: Slow-No-Wake in Lattins Cove from the south end north 2,500 feet, and in Squantz Cove from the causeway south 1,500 feet. 45 MPH daytime limit, 25 MPH limit 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise. M.S.D. (toilet) on vessels shall not be capable of overboard discharge.
Docks: Fixed Concrete
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 100
Parking Surface: Dirt
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No

New Fairfield
Ball Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 39, east on Gillotti Road, left on Ball Pond Road, launch is on the left.
Lake Area: 82.5 Acres
Regulations: Vessels with motors attached are prohibited.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 8
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Dirt
ADA Accessible: No

Newtown
Lake Lillinonah (Pond Brook) Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 133, go south on Obtuse Rock Road just before the bridge in Brookfield. Road changes to Dinglebrook Lane in Newtown. Launch is next left after passing Hanover Road.
Lake Area: 1,547 Acres
Regulations: Vessels are prohibited from approaching within 300 feet on upstream side or 1,500 feet on downstream side of Shepaug Dam. Vessels are prohibited from approaching within 300 feet downstream of the Bleachery Dam. 45 MPH limit daytime, 25 MPH from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 60
Parking Surface: Dirt
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No

Danbury
Candlewood Lake (Squantz Cove) Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Located just east of Route 39, south of Squantz Pond State Park entrance.
Lake Area: 5,064 Acres
Regulations: Slow-No-Wake in Lattins Cove from the south end north 2,500 feet, and in Squantz Cove from the causeway south 1,500 feet. 45 MPH daytime limit, 25 MPH limit 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
M.S.D. (toilet) on vessels shall not be capable of overboard discharge.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical & Flush(Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 100
Parking Surface: Grass/Gravel
Access Road Surface: Paved/Gravel
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No

New Fairfield
Squantz Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Located west off Route 39 in Squantz Pond State Park.
Lake Area: 270 Acres
Regulations: Vessels launching from State boat launch are prohibited from using a motor or combination of motors in excess of 25 HP. Larger motors may be attached but the propeller must be removed and the motor inclined out of the water or as high as possible. No motorized vessels may land or unload passengers or equipment on DEP owned property outside of the launch area. 45 mph daytime limit, 25 mph limit from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise. M.S.D. (toilet) on vessels shall not be capable of overboard discharge.
Docks: None
Toilets: Pit (Year Round)
Parking Spaces: 25
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank
ADA Accessible: No

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