Plenty of fun places to go boating in Connecticut. Whether it's a family outing or just the guys going fishing or skiing, boating is fun for all. And there is boating in all corners of of the state. Whether you live in the northwest, northeast, southwest or southeast part of the state, chances there are plenty of opportunities to go boating nearby.
Boating in CT
For further information about boating in Connecticut, contact the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection - Boating Licenses located at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106. The phone number is 860 424-3000.
For convenience, resources are listed first by area of the Connecticut, then by proximity to cities, waterways, parks, campgrounds and other relative attractions in CT. Cities listed in this section include Barkhamsted, Cornwall Bridge, Hartford, Litchfield, New Preston, Ashford, Eastford, Lebanon, Manchester, Thompson, Danbury, New Haven, New Milford, Waterbury, Woodbridge, East Hampton, Griswold, Middletown, Mystic and Norwich.
Resources are also identified nearby campgrounds including Burr Pond State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park, Stratton Brook State Park , Bigelow Hollow State Park , Chamberlain Lake Campground, Quaddick State Park , Dear Lake Shoreline Camp, Huntington State Park , Kettletown State Park, Amos Lake Beach Area, Lake Williams Campground and Witch Meadow Lake Campground.
Rivers & Lakes For Boating in CT
Connecticut lakes with boating opportunities are listed within quadrants of Connecticut include Bantam Lake, Barkhamsted Lake, Colebrook Impoundment, Highland Lake, Nepaug Reservoir, Bolton Lakes, Mashapaug Pond, Quaddick Reservoir, Shenipsit Lake, West Thompson Lake, Easton Reservoir, Lake Candlewood, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Zoar, Saugatuck Reservoir, Gardner Lake, Hopeville Pond, Konomoc Lake , Pachaug Pond and Rogers Lake. Many of these lakes offer multiple boat launching facilities at various locations around the lake.
Connecticut also affords some boating or canoeing on rivers like Colebrook River, Housatonic River, Scantic River, Willimantic River, Naugatuck River, Quinnipiac River, Quinebaug River and Thames River.
Boating opportunities in Connecticut
CT boating equipment and gear.
Throughout Connecticut you can find boat dealers, outdoor centers, sporting good stores, bait and tackle stores, RV centers and discount stores offering a wide variety of boating equipment, accessories and supplies.
Go boating in Connecticut
Gather up the family along with some snacks and refreshing beverages and go enjoy the thrill of fresh air in your face and the sun on your back. When boating you can see parts of Connecticut accessible only by water. Often you'll see birds and wildlife not normally seen in city areas. Plus, sunrises and sunsets always seem more majestic when you are in the great outdoors.