DEEP: Boat Launches in Connecticut

Boat Launches
 

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) owns and/or operates over 110 boat launches statewide on ponds, lakes, rivers and Long Island Sound. Unless noted otherwise in the Connecticut Boater's Guide or in these web pages, all launches are open to the general public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Floating docks, where provided, will be installed no later than April 15th and the removal process will begin no earlier than November 15th, weather conditions and water levels permitting.
  • When a State boat launch parking lot is full, the launch is closed and the additional launching/retrieval of vessels may not be allowed.

Read the signboard at each launch for important local rules and regulations. Alcohol consumption is prohibited. Many popular sites offer seasonal toilet facilities, however, no trash receptacles are provided and we request that patrons "carry out what they carry in". Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Please help us keep these launches safe, clean and enjoyable by reporting acts of vandalism, littering or dumping, and other illegal activities to our Environmental Conservation Police at 860-424-3333. Together we can preserve these recreational sites for all to enjoy. We appreciate your help.

Locate a State Boat Launch - by location or type (car top/trailer)
 
Waterbody Regulations and Boat Launches (This includes all public boat launches)

Connecticut Coastal Access Guide
Information on boat launches located along Connecticut's coast, including areas with car top/carry-in access.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Boating Division at 860-434-8638 or deep.boating@ct.gov.

Funding for the maintenance of state boat launches and these web pages is provided through state boating funds and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration, Motorboat Access Program.

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