Boat Ramps - Litchfield County & Northwest CT Area

Waramaug Lake Boat Launch

Location: In Waramaug State Park. Route 45, west on Lake Road to North Shore Road. Approximately 150 foot carry to water. Car Top/Carry-In. Open year round. 15 parking spaces. Paved road access, dirt ramp. No disability access.
Black Rock State Park

Watertown Road (Route 6) Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-8088

Camping, trout fishing, water sports, picnicking

All water sports are done at this park, including trout fishing. Lake has a boat ramp. See a full description on our State & Local Parks page.
Lake McDonough Park

Route 219 Barkhamsted, CT, 06063 Phone: 860-379-3036

Water sports and a boat launch; Braille-marked walking trail

Boat ramps are available at this small, easy-to-reach, day use park. All water sports are welcome. Boat rentals are $5 per hour. Boating and shore fishing: late April- Labor Day. Fishing allowed through November.
See full description of Lake McDonough Park.
Lake Zoar Boat Launch

Location: I-84, Exit 14, go south on Lakeside Road, turn right on Lee Farm Drive to Scout Road. Launch is at the end of Scout Road. Trailered. Open year round. Seasonal floating wood dock and toilets. Access road paved, concrete slab ramp. Parking for 60 vehicles. Disability access.
Wood Creek Pond Boat Launch

Location: Route 44, north on Route 272, right onto Ashpohtag Road, take first left to the launch. Trailered. Open year round. 12 parking spaces. Paved ramp and access road. Shallow pond.
Candlewood Lake (Lattins Cove) Boat Launch

Location: 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. Trailered. Open year round. 100 parking spaces. Paved access, concrete slab ramp. Chemical toilet in season. No disability access.
Lake Lillinonah Boat Launch

Location: 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. Trailered. Open year round. Dirt parking lot, paved access road. Parking lot 60 vehicles. Ramp paved. Chemical toilets. No Disability access.
Mamanasco Lake Boat Launch

At south end of lake. Route 116, turn south onto Mamanasco Road, launch is on the left. Trailered. Open Year round. No docks or toilets. Paved access road and ramp. Parking spaces for 10 vehicles. No disability access.
Squantz Pond Boat Launch

Location: Located west off Route 39 in Squantz Pond State Park. Trailered. Open Year round. No docks. Pit toilets. Access road and parking lot are paved. 25 parking spaces. Concrete slab ramp. No disability access.