Boating – Hartford

Hartford County CT Boating

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


With hundreds of lakes, ponds, and rivers and ocean shoreline, Hartford 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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Hartford County CT Boating Areas Marinas & Boat Launches

Berlin
Silver Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 15 Berlin Turnpike, north on Tollgate Road, left onto Norton Lane. Launch is on the left.
Lake Area: 146 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing except for the period June 15 to first Sunday after Labor Day, when speeds in excess of 8 MPH and water-skiing are permitted between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 15
Parking Surface: Recycled Pavement
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank
ADA Accessible: No

Farmington
Batterson Park Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: I-84, Exit 37, south onto Fienemann Road, left onto Alexander Road, launch on left.
Lake Area: 140 Acres
Regulations: Use of internal combustion engines prohibited. Watercraft launched and recovered only at the State boat ramp.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 25
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No

Windsor
Bissell Bridge Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Located just south of the Windsor/South Windsor (Bissell Bridge) in Wilson. Turn east off Route 159 onto East Barber Street. Launch is at the end.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 18
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No

Windsor
Rainbow Reservoir Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 75, west on Rainbow Road, left on Merriman Road. Launch is on the left.
Lake Area: 240 Acres
Regulations: 35 MPH limit.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 15
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No

Enfield
Kings Island Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Located one mile northwest of junction of U.S. 5 and I-91. West on Bridge Lane to Parson Road. Launch is on the right.
Regulations: (A) A 25 MPH nighttime speed limit from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise on all days of the year.
(B) A 30 MPH limit from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset on Saturdays and Sundays from the Saturday preceding Memorial Day to the Sunday preceding Labor Day inclusive and on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
(C) A 45 MPH limit, from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, Monday through Friday, inclusive, during all seasons, and on Saturdays and Sundays from the Saturday following Labor Day to the Friday preceding Memorial Day.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 20
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Crowded during shad season. Launch is jointly owned and operated by DEP and Northeast Utilities.

Hartland
Howells Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 20, north on West Street, left on Dish Mill Road, launch is on the right.
Lake Area: 14.3 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

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