- About CLA
- About Candlewood Lake
- Boating & Recreation
Living on a lake is both a privilege and a responsibility. Living on a lake as beautiful and special as Candlewood means taking that responsibility even more seriously.
This section is designed to help you to understand what you need to know about rules and regulations for living on Candlewood Lake. As always, please be sure to contact the CLA at any time if you have any questions...860-354-6928.
If your property lies within 200 feet of Candlewood Lake certain activities may be prohibited or are regulated and require permits from your local land use or permit office. Please
contact your town if you have any questions prior to making property modifications.
NOTE: In addition to the 200 foot inland wetlands regulations, please check with your local zoning office for special lake restrictions you need to be aware of.
Inland Wetlands Commission - (203) 775-7316
Environmental Impact Commission - (203) 797-4525
Inland Wetlands/Conservation Commission - (203) 312-5640
Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission - (860) 355-6083
Inland Wetlands - (860) 355-1821
Knowing what you can and can't do when making changes to your current dock setup is very important.
Swim areas are allowed on Candlewood Lake only when approved, by permit, by the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT
The Candlewood Lake Authority also receives a copy of all proposed swim areas from the CT DEEP, which are also reviewed by us for signed approval, prior to the CT DEEP officially granting the permit.
There are strict regulations with regard to swim areas and they are prohibited without an approved CT DEEP permit.
Fore more information about swim areas, please download the application for a "navigation marker permit" from the CT DEEP website.
Moorings for boats, waverunners or other objects such as floating swim platforms, that do not have the proper permits are subject to removal from FirstLight Power Resources.
All hazard and speed buoys MUST be permitted by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for Candlewood Lake states:
In Section IX MOORINGS:
In part b of Section XI SWIM AREAS it states: Floating swim platforms must be approved by FERC persuant to Article 413. Such platforms must be anchored to the Lake bottom and shall only be allowed within Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection approved swim areas. Applications for floating swim platforms shall be considered pursuant to the Land Use Agreement and in particular Section IV of such Agreement.