Boating – Litchfield

Litchfield County CT Boating

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


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

Bridgewater
Lake Lillinonah Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: On north shore of lake on east side of Route 133.
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: 50
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No

Kent
Hatch Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 341, south on South Kent Road, west on Bulls Bridge Road. Launch entrance is 200 feet on the right.
Lake Area: 71.5 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing.
Docks: Fixed Concrete
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 10
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: Yes
Additional Info: Shallow pond, weed problems.

Kent
Waramaug Lake Boat Launch
Type: Car Top/Carry-In
Season: Year round
Directions: Located in Waramaug State Park. Route 45, west on Lake Road to North Shore Road. Approximately 150 foot carry to water.
Lake Area: 656 Acres
Regulations: None
Docks: None
Toilets: Flush (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 15
Parking Surface: Grass
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Dirt
ADA Accessible: No

Morris
Bantam Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 109, north on East Shore Road. Launch is on the left.
Lake Area: 947 Acres
Regulations: Boats towing water-skiers not permitted within 150 feet of shore, except taking off or landing, no motors 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., no kite skiing or parasailing without permission.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 15
Parking Surface: Recycled Pavement
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank
ADA Accessible: No

Litchfield
Mount Tom Pond Boat Launch
Type: Car Top/Carry-In
Season: Year round
Directions: Off Route 202 in Mount Tom State Park.
Lake Area: 56.3 Acres
Regulations: Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.
Docks: None
Toilets: Flush & Pit (Year Round)
Parking Spaces: 9
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Dirt
ADA Accessible: No

Kent
Leonard Pond Boat Launch
Type: Car Top/Carry-In
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 341 in Kent, south on South Kent Road 0.8 mile. Access is on the left.
Lake Area: 20 Acres
Regulations: None
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 3
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Dirt
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Approximate 100 foot carry to water.

Goshen
Dog Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 4, go 0.7 mile west of junction with Route 63 and turn south onto West Street. Launch is 1.3 miles on the right.
Lake Area: 65.8 Acres
Regulations: None
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 4
Parking Surface: Recycled Pavement
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Dirt
ADA Accessible: No

Torrington
Stillwater Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: From Route 4 proceed north on Route 272. Launch is on the right.
Lake Area: 100 Acres
Regulations: The use of internal combustion engines is prohibited.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 6
Parking Surface: Recycled Pavement
Access Road Surface: Paved/Recycled Pavement
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No

Torrington
Burr Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Exit 46 off Route 8, west on Pine Wood Road, left on Winsted Road, right on Mountain Road, launch on left past entrance to Burr Pond State Park.
Lake Area: 85.1 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 25
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Block
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Heavily used, good sailing, shallow at ramp.
Burr Pond State Park

Cornwall
Mohawk Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 4, south on Great Hollow Road, east on Great Hill Road to launch.
Lake Area: 16.2 Acres
Regulations: Use of all motors prohibited.
Docks: None
Toilets: Pit (Year Round)
Parking Spaces: 8
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Mohawk State Forest

Barkhamsted
West Hill Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 44, south on West Hill Lake Road, take first right (Perkins Road) to launch.
Lake Area: 261 Acres
Regulations: 8 HP limit from Memorial Day through September 15th, 6 MPH limit between sunset and sunrise. 15 MPH maximum speed limit during daytime. No water-skiing.
Docks: Fixed Concrete
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 20
Parking Surface: Dirt
Access Road Surface: Dirt
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Lake drawn down after Labor Day.

Goshen
Tyler Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Turn east on Tyler Heights Road off Route 4 approximately 2.7 miles west of junction with Route 63.
Lake Area: 187 Acres
Regulations: None
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 5
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank
ADA Accessible: No

Sharon
Mudge Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 4, north on Route 361, right onto Silver Lake Shore Road, launch is on the left.
Lake Area: 207 Acres
Regulations: 7 1/2 HP limit, 6 MPH limit. Motorboat operation prohibited 1/2 hour after sunset to sunrise and anytime within 200 feet of town beach.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 14
Parking Surface: Recycled Pavement
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Weed choked in summer.

Goshen
West Side Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 63, go west on West Side Road for approximately 1.5 miles. Launch is on the right.
Lake Area: 41.9 Acres
Regulations: None
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 3
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No

Winchester
Park Pond Boat Launch
Winchester
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: At north end of the pond. Route 263, south on Blue Street.
Lake Area: 82 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH, no water-skiing.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 12
Parking Surface: Grass
Access Road Surface: Recycled Pavement
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No

Winchester
Winchester Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: At south end of lake. Route 263, north on West Road. Launch is on the right.
Lake Area: 246 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 25
Parking Surface: Gravel/Paved
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No

Winchester
Highland Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Routes 44/183 in Winsted, west on Lake Street at Route 263 junction, bear right onto Boyd Street, turn left onto Woodland Avenue, take a right at the end of the road, launch is on the left.
Lake Area: 445 Acres
Regulations: 6 MPH limit from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise, and 6 MPH limit from 5:00 p.m. Sunday to 1/2 hour before sunrise on Monday (Sunday before Memorial Day to Sunday preceeding Labor Day). 45 MPH limit on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Boats greater than 22 feet in length and pontoon boats greater than 30 feet in length are prohibited. No staging of personal watercraft, motorboat or water-skiing activities from the town-owned beaches or park. No overnight mooring.
Docks: Fixed Concrete
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 48
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No

Salisbury
Twin Lakes Boat Launch
Type: Car Top/Carry-In
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 44, north on Twin Lakes Road, take the gravel road on the left, 2.7 miles north of Route 44 and 0.4 miles north of the marina. Launch is located on East Twin Lake.
Lake Area: 859 Acres
Regulations: 3 water-skiers limit per boat, 35 MPH limit except 6 MPH limit within 200 feet of vessel or dock except taking off or landing water-skier, also 6 MPH limit from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/ 2 hour after sunrise. Water-skiing activity to go counterclockwise on east and west halves of East Twin Lake.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 4
Parking Surface: Dirt
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Dirt
ADA Accessible: No

Norfolk
Wood Creek Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 44, north on Route 272, right onto Ashpohtag Road, take first left to the launch.
Lake Area: 145 Acres
Regulations: None
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 12
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Shallow pond.

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