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Lower Bolton Lake Boat Launch


Health Alert-Blue-Green Algae Bloom

October 8, 2021

On October 7, 2021 state and local officials observed evidence of a blue-green algae bloom at the northern lake area and state boat launch. The conditions observed are considered a category 2/category 3 algae bloom. Elevated cell counts are typically associated with these conditions.

Direct exposure to algae tainted water by way of ingestion, inhalation, or contact with skin may pose a risk to health.

Please no swimming, and keep your pets out of the water. Please avoid skin contact with the water when boating and fishing. If fishing, catch and release is recommended.

Weekly monitoring of conditions will occur moving forward until bloom dissipates. The community will be notified of the bloom dissipation at that time.

If you have any questions, please call the Eastern Highlands Health District at 860-429-3325
Additional information on algae blooms can be found at:

Blue-Green Algae Blooms (Cyanobacteria Blooms)
An 18 inch drawdown is scheduled to commence on or about October 30, 2021. The drawdown will be managed to restore the normal water surface elevation by early April 2022.

An aerial view of the Lower Bolton Lake boat launch.

Site Sketch of the Lower Bolton Lake Boat Launch
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Address: 1025 Boston Turnpike, Bolton
Directions: North off Route 44 in Bolton just west of the Quaryville cemetery.
Lake Area: 175 Acres
Regulations: Motors limited to 6 HP.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 30
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Paved
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 Lower Bolton Lake boat launch.

The access road to the Lower Bolton Lake boat launch.
Access Road

The turning area of the Lower Bolton Lake boat launch.
Turning Area

The ramp of the Lower Bolton Lake boat launch.

The parking area for the Lower Bolton Lake boat launch.

Boat Launches in Connecticut

Content Last Updated on June 6, 2020.