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- Boating & Recreation
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.
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.
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.