Fishing Access for Persons with Disabilities

The following page provides a list of the state owned/managed locations and non-state owned/managed locations for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.


Angus Park Pond/Eastbury Pond, Glastonbury: Off Manchester Road (Route 83) turn east on Fisher Road: Located on upper dike in Town Park.

Beachdale Pond, Voluntown: Route 149 next to boat launch.

Beaver Brook Ponds, Windham: Off Back Road at dam/access area.

Bigelow Pond, Union: At boat launch in Bigelow Hollow State Park.

Billings Lake, North Stonington: At dam adjacent to boat launch.

Black Pond, Meriden-Middlefield: Adjacent to boat launch.

Bladens Brook, Seymour: Access only by permission of Seymour Land Conservation Trust.

Center Springs Pond, Manchester: fishing pier in Center Springs Park near main parking area.

Connecticut River - Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam: Fishing pier near at the docks in Eagle Landing State Park.

Connecticut River-Haddam Meadows State Park, Haddam: Dock at the boat launch in Haddam Meadows State Park.

Connecticut River-Salmon River Cove, East Haddam: Dock at state boat launch.

Coventry Lake (Wangumbaug Lake), Coventry: At state boat launch.

Day Pond, Colchester: Off Route 149 at dam in Day Pond State Park.

Eagleville Lake, Coventry-Mansfield: On dam off Route 275.

Eight Mile River, East Haddam: Devil’s Hopyard State Park.

Farmington River—West Branch, Barkhamsted: Off dirt road south of Route 318.

Farmington River, Unionville: On Farmington Land Trust property upstream from Route 177 (between River Road and Railroad Avenue, southerly side of river)

Farmington River, Farmington: On west bank on upstream side of the Route 4 Bridge.

Gardner Lake, Salem-Montville-Bozrah: On dam at the outlet on Lake Road.

Higganum Reservoir, Haddam: Off Route 81 on northeast shore.

Highland Lake, Winchester: At state boat launch.

Holbrook Pond, Hebron: On dam adjacent to access area.

Hopeville Pond, Griswold: At end of State Park campground.

Howell's Pond, Hartland: At state boat launch.

Housatonic River, Derby: Fishing pier at O'Sullivan's Island just past #1 Caroline Street.

Lake Saltonstall, Branford: On Regional Water Authority access area off Hosley Avenue.

Mansfield Training Center Pond, Mansfield: Located just east of the junction of Routes 44 & 32.

Mashapaug Lake, Union: Off the dock at boat launch in Bigelow Hollow State Park.

Mill River, Hamden: At Clark’s Pond Dam.

Pattaconk Lake (Russell Jennings Pond), Chester: Located between dam and beach in Pattaconk Recreation Area.

Salmon Brook (East Branch), Granby: East side of river just above Route 20.

Salmon River Fly Area, Colchester: 0.9 miles north of Route 16 on River Road.

Salmon River, East Hampton: South end of picnic area off Gulf Road just south of Route 16.

Saugatuck Reservoir, Easton-Redding-Weston: Parking area near dam.

Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott: At town boat launch.

Southford Falls Pond, Oxford-Southbury: In Southford Falls State Park.

Squantz Pond, New Fairfield: Near boat launch in Squantz Pond State Park.

Stratton Brook Park Pond, Simsbury: In Stratton Brook State Park.

Walkers Reservoir (East), Vernon: Turn south near Route 31 and I-84 junction on Reservoir Road in town park.



Many of the sites listed below are part of the DEEP's Enhanced Opportunity Shore Fishing Program

Branford Point in Branford

Pleasure Beach Family Fishing Pier in Bridgeport

Cini Memorial Park in East Lyme

Eastern Point Beach in Groton

Gulf Beach in Milford

Criscuolo Park in New Haven

Fort Nathan Hale fishing pier in New Haven within city park.

City Pier and Waterfront Park in New London (Thames River)

Fort Trumbull State Park fishing pier in New London, within the state park (Thames River).

Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk

Maritime Aquarium Park in Norwalk

DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme at Ferry Landing park (Connecticut River).

Baldwin Bridge in Old Saybrook at state boat launch (Connecticut River).

South Cove Causeway in Old Saybrook (Connecticut River)

Saybrook Point in Old Saybrook (Connecticut River)

Bond's Dock in Stratford

Mystic River Park in Groton (Mystic River)

Stonington Town Dock Fishing Pier in Stonington

Mago Point Park in Waterford


Content last updated December 2023.