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Windham County CT Boating

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

Union
Bigelow Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: In Bigelow Hollow State Park off Route 171, 1.3 miles east of junction with Route 190.
Lake Area: 24.5 Acres
Regulations: Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 15
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Gravel
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Bigelow Hollow State Park

Bolton
Lower Bolton Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: North off Route 44 in Bolton just west of the Quaryville cemetery.
Lake Area: 175 Acres
Regulations: Motors limited to 6 HP.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 30
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No

Vernon
Middle Bolton Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 44, north on Cedar Swamp Road in Coventry. Left onto Vernon Branch Road. Launch is on left just after causeway.
Lake Area: 121 Acres
Regulations: Motors limited to 6 HP.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 5
Parking Surface: Dirt
Access Road Surface: Dirt
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank
ADA Accessible: No

Vernon
Upper Bolton Lake Boat Launch
Type: Car Top/Carry-In
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 44, north on Cedar Swamp Road in Coventry. Left onto Vernon Branch Road. Launch is on right just after causeway.
Lake Area: 50.3 Acres
Regulations: Motors limited to 6 HP.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 2
Parking Surface: Grass
Access Road Surface: Dirt
Ramp Surface: Dirt
ADA Accessible: No

Bolton
Bolton Notch Pond Boat Launch
Type: Car Top/Carry-In
Season: Year round
Directions: Access from small, narrow unimproved road just before junction of Route I-384 and Route 6 going west on Route 44.
Lake Area: 16.6 Acres
Regulations: None
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 5
Parking Surface: Dirt
Access Road Surface: Stone/Gravel
Ramp Surface: Dirt
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Undeveloped site, shallow pond.

Coventry
Coventry Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 31, south on Lake Street, launch is 0.75 miles on right.
Lake Area: 373 Acres
Regulations: 6 HP limit from sunset to one hour after sunrise all days and on Sundays from noon to 4 pm from May 15 to September 15 and from noon to 2 pm on July 4. Forty MPH limit at other times. Vessels towing water-skiers to proceed in counterclockwise direction. Town permission required for towing of more than two skiers at one time, parasailing, or hosing marine event. No drinking of alcoholic beverages while operating vessel.
Docks: Floating Wood (Seasonal)
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 26
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: Yes

Ellington
Crystal Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Just off Route 30 on west side of lake.
Lake Area: 183 Acres
Regulations: 6 MPH limit sunset to 9 am and on Sundays from noon to 3 pm, 45 MPH limit at other times. No person shall operate a personal watercraft, jet-ski type vessel. No person shall tow anyone or anything except a disabled vessel, with a motorboat on Sundays from noon until 3:00 pm. No kite-skiing or parasailing. No towing of more than two water-skiers. No water-skiing from 4 pm to 10 am from the third Saturday in April to third Saturday in May. An operator of a vessel towing a water-skier shall proceed in a counterclockwise direction around the lake. No mooring over 75 feet from shore. No discharge of sewage or boat camping overnight without a no-discharge toilet aboard.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Year Round)
Parking Spaces: 7
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank
ADA Accessible: No

Coventry
Eagleville Lake Boat Launch
Type: Car Top/Carry-In
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 32, west on Route 275, Stonehouse Road. Launch is on the right.
Lake Area: 76.9 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 10
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Stone/Concrete
ADA Accessible: No

Hebron
Holbrook Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Access road east off Route 85, 0.7 miles north of junction with Route 66 in Hebron.
Lake Area: 83.3 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing.
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 50
Parking Surface: Recycled Pavement
Access Road Surface: Recycled Pavement
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Shallow launch conditions.

Mansfield
Mansfield Hollow Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 6, west on Old Williamantic Road, right onto Bates Road, left on Bassett Bridge Road. Launch is on the right.
Lake Area: 460 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 50
Parking Surface: Dirt
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Launch is owned by US Army Corps of Engineers.
Mansfield Hollow State Park

Union
Mashapaug Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: In Bigelow Hollow State Park, off Route 171, 1.3 miles east of Route 190.
Lake Area: 287 Acres
Regulations: 10 MPH limit.
Docks: Fixed Concrete
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 15
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: Yes
Additional Info: Bigelow Hollow State Park

Columbia
Mono Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: Route 66, southeast onto Hunt Road, launch is on right.
Lake Area: 113 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 14
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No

Union
Morey Pond Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Directions: In Nipmuck State Forest off Route 190, about 0.5 miles northeast of junction of Route 190 and Route 89.
Lake Area: 44.8 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing.
Docks: None
Toilets: Pit (Year Round)
Parking Spaces: 10
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Paved
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Shallow launch conditions, shallow pond.

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