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Branford River State Boat Launch
The opening of the Branford River State Boat Launch is delayed because repairs are needed due to settling at the base of the new ramp.  These repairs will ensure that trailer tires will not go over the lip of the ramp at low water and prevent long term scouring from power-loading.
The Department is aware of the strategic location that this ramp provides for so many people. We are sorry for the delay and appreciate your support as we work to complete a state of the art, ADA compliant boat launch that will provide safe access for boaters for the next 25 years.  
DEEP will provide a press release and post an opening date on this site as soon as possible so that boaters can make plans for launching their boats.
News from BoatUS
BoatUS warns boaters to be wary of letters arriving offering renewal of USCG documentation. More Information  
Shared Waterways: Safety of Recreational and Commercial Vessels in the Marine Transportation System- This report provides the NTSB’s findings as well as recommendations to improve shared waterway safety. 
Northeast Ocean Plan-The final version of the Plan was certified by the National Ocean Council on December 1, 2016.
For information or if you have questions about Boating in Connecticut, please email us at, call 860-434-8638 or send postal mail to:
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Boating Division
P.O. Box 280 (333 Ferry Road)
Old Lyme, CT  06371-0280