KE Streeter Boat Launch


The boat launch is closed due to construction on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge
CONNECTICUT – NEW LONDON HARBOR. Bridge Repairs – From April 1, 2022 to June 25, 2025, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., the Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct repairs on the Gold Star I-95 Northbound Bridge over the Thames River, mile 3.1.  Work will be performed from hanging platforms on the bridge structure.  The platforms will extend over the river approximately 420 feet from the shoreline on the New London side and 290 feet from the shoreline on the Groton side and will not be over federal channel. The reduction in vertical clearance caused by the platforms will not exceed 3 feet below the current bridge vertical clearances of 135 feet (MHW).  A safety boat will be in the water and will monitor VHF Channel 16 when work is performed over the water.  Questions may be addressed to Scott Thompson, Project Manager Aetna Bridge Company, at 401-663-6052 or Keith Schoppe, CT DOT, at 860-213-2360. Chart 13213, New London Harbor, LNM 47/20 (CGD1)

A view from the KE Streeter boat launch.

Site Sketch of the KE Streeter Boat Launch

Type: Trailer
Season: Year round
Address: 58 Fairview Avenue, Groton
Directions: I-95 South, Exit 86, straight onto Kings Highway, bear right onto Bridge Street, turn right onto Fairview Avenue. I-95 North, Exit 85, Thames Street exit. Bear right off the exit onto Bridge Street. Take next right onto Fairview Avenue. Launch is on the left.
Regulations: On the Thames River, 6 MPH limit within 200 feet of any dock, pier or wharf. Use of a vessel under power prohibited within 200 feet of a bathing beach or area or bathing raft or float in New London. Dead slow speed permitted through entrance to Alewife Cove and to moorings in New London. No boats within 350 feet of bathing beach.
Fishing Regulations: Saltwater Fishing Guide ( / Freshwater Fishing Guide (
Docks: Floating Wood
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 25
Parking Surface: Paved/Dirt
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab

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Schedule of Marine Events and Fishing Tournaments (, (Note: tournaments are not open to the general public)

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The entrance to the KE Streeter boat launch.

The access road to the KE Streeter boat launch.
Access Road

The turning area of the KE Streeter boat launch.
Turning Area

The ramp of the KE Streeter boat launch.

The parking area for the KE Streeter boat launch.

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Content Last Updated on January 31, 2023