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Middle 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 will commence on or about November 1, 2021. The drawdown will be managed to restore the normal water surface elevation by early April 2022.

An aerial view of the Middle Bolton Lake boat launch.

Site Sketch of the Middle Bolton Lake Boat Launch

Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Address: 251 Hatch Hill Road, Vernon
Directions: Route 44, north on Cedar Swamp Road in Coventry. Left onto Vernon Branch Road. Launch is on left just after causeway.
Lake Area: 121 Acres
Regulations: Motors limited to 6 HP.
Docks: None
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 5
Parking Surface: Gravel
Access Road Surface: Gravel
Ramp Surface: Concrete Plank

ADA Accessible:

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 Middle Bolton Lake boat launch.

The access road to the Middle Bolton Lake boat launch.
Access Road/Turning Area

The ramp of the Middle Bolton Lake boat launch.

The parking area for the Middle Bolton Lake boat launch.

Boat Launches in Connecticut

Content Last Updated on August 27, 2021.