Pickerel Lake Boat Launch


A 3 ft. drawdown will commence on or about November 1, 2022. The drawdown will be managed to restore the normal water surface elevation by early April 2023.

Please note: With any drawdown and refill periods, there are risks that the desired level and refill may not be achieved within the timeframes due to weather events and conditions.

A view from the Pickerel Lake boat launch.

Site Sketch of the Pickerel Lake Boat Launch

Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Address: 165 Pickerel Lake Road, Colchester
Directions: At north end of the pond. Route 16 to junction of Route 149. Turn south on Route 149. Go west about 1.5 miles on Pickerel Lake Road.
Lake Area: 82.2 Acres
Regulations: 8 MPH limit, no water-skiing except for the period of June 15 to first Sunday after Labor Day, when speeds in excess of 8 MPH and water-skiing are permitted between 11 am and 6 pm.
Fishing Regulations: Freshwater Fishing Guide (ct.gov)
Docks: None
Toilets: None
Parking Spaces: 10
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab

ADA Accessible:


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

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The entrance to the Pickerel Lake boat launch.

The access road to the Pickerel Lake boat launch.
Access Road

The turning area of the Pickerel Lake boat launch.
Turning Area

The ramp of the Pickerel Lake boat launch.

The parking area for the Pickerel Lake boat launch.

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Content Last Updated on January 25, 2023