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Candlewood Lake (Squantz Cove) Boat Launch

New Fairfield

Note:  Candlewood Lake is subject to seasonal and periodic water level fluctuations.
 
When available, additional information will be posted here or contact FirstLight Power Resources (FirstLight), the owner and operator of the Rocky River hydroelectric power station at (888-417-4837) for more information. 

A view from the Candlewood Lake (Squantz Pond) boat launch.

Site Sketch of the Candlewood Lake Boat Launch

Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Address: Old Bogus Road, New Fairfield
Directions: Located in Squantz Cove just east off Rte. 39 south off State Park main entrance.
Lake Area: 5,064 Acres
Regulations: Slow-No-Wake in Lattins Cove from the south end north 2,500 feet, and in Squantz Cove from the causeway south 1,500 feet. 45 MPH daytime limit, 25 MPH limit 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise. M.S.D. (toilet) on vessels shall not be capable of overboard discharge.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical & Flush (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 100
Parking Surface: Grass/Gravel
Access Road Surface: Paved/Gravel
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: No
Additional Info: Schedule of Marine Events and Fishing Tournaments (Note: tournaments are not open to the general public)

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The entrance to the Candlewood Lake (Squantz Pond) boat launch.
Entrance

The access road to the Candlewood Lake (Squantz Pond) boat launch.
Access Road

The turning area of the Candlewood Lake (Squantz Pond) boat launch.
Turning Area

The ramp of the Candlewood Lake (Squantz Pond) boat launch.
Ramp

The parking area for the Candlewood Lake (Squantz Pond) boat launch.
Parking

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Content Last Updated June 1, 2019