Housatonic River Boat Launch


Site Sketch of the Housatonic River Boat Launch

Type: Trailered
Season: Year-round
Address: Address: 686 Naugatuck Avenue
Directions: I-95, Exit 34, then turn right on Route 1 West for 0.5 miles. Right on Naugatuck Ave. for 0.3 miles. Left into the launch access road just before the I-95 overpass.
Regulations: No person shall operate a motorboat in excess of Slow No Wake: (A) When passing marinas, yacht clubs, fuel docks, anchorages and docks, boat launches and congested areas. (B) Within the following specific areas:
  1. The area bounded by a point five hundred feet upstream from navigation aid #4 and bounded southerly by a point five hundred feet downstream from navigation aid #3;
  2. the channel east of Nells Island and all channels, creeks or waterways within the Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Management Area, including Nells Island; 
  3. the area bounded northerly by the Devon railroad bridge between Milford and Stratford and bounded southerly by navigation aid #14; and
  4. the area bounded northerly by the northermost tip of Wooster Island and bounded southerly by the southermost tip of Wooster Island.
Fishing Regulations: Saltwater Fishing Guide (ct.gov) / Freshwater Fishing Guide (ct.gov)
Docks: Floating Metal (Seasonal)
Toilets: Chemical (Seasonal)
Parking Spaces: 26
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Panel
ADA Accessible: Yes
Additional Info: Schedule of Marine Events and Fishing Tournaments (ct.gov), (Note: tournaments are not open to the general public)

Boat Launches in Connecticut

Content Last Updated on November 24, 2023