Parks & Launches

Visitor Access to Candlewood Lake

Candlewood Lake also has two State of Connecticut boat launches for visitors: Squantz Cove and Lattins Cove. State launches have a maximum capacity of 100 vehicles and will close when they reach capacity.

The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection operates the three state launches listed here. Please contact them regarding current fees, etc.

State of CT DEEP Squantz Pond State Park and Boat Launch (Squantz Pond)

178 Shortwoods Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812
(203) 312-5023

State of CT DEEP Squantz Cove State Boat Launch on Candlewood Lake

Capacity: 100
Rt. 39
New Fairfield, CT 06812

State of CT DEEP Lattins Cove State Boat Launch on Candlewood Lake

Capacity: 100
8 Forty Acre Mountain Road
Danbury, CT 06811

FirstLight Power Dikes Point Recreation Area

117 Old Town Park Road
New Milford, CT  06776

Carry/car-top launch for kayaks, canoes etc. only - this park does not have a boat ramp.
Reservations are now required to enter Dikes Point.

Squantz Pond State Park is the only state park on Squantz Pond or Candlewood Lake. The beach, swim area and main park grounds, along with hiking trails along the Pootatuck State Forest, are along the shores of Squantz Pond, which is adjacent to Candlewood. 

Squantz Pond State Park has a boat launch, giving visitors access to boating on Squantz Pond. Be aware, that Squantz Pond's boat launch has a limited number of parking spaces (25) for vehicles and also limits the horsepower of boats launching on Squantz Pond to 25 horsepower.  Visit their website for current information hours and entrance fees. 

Local Access to Candlewood Lake

Residents of the five municipalities bordering the Lake (Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman) can launch boats on Candlewood Lake through their respective Town Launch operated by their local Park and Recreation Departments.