The boat launch closure at Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater will be in effect for most of the fall and winter, September 1st through December 31st. State officials say the boat launch is being reconstructed and the facilities are being enhanced to improve accessibility making for a safer and more efficient launching and retrieval of boats.
While this launch is closed, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is directing people to other nearby launches. Boaters and anglers can use the one at Pond Brook on Lillinonah in Newtown, on Lake Zoar in Southbury and Squantz Cove on Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield.
The improvements include a new pre-cast concrete boat ramp installed with a grooved surface, ADA handicap accessible parking area created with a travel way to the dock system and the installation of solar powered street lights to improve night boating.
A gangway free floating dock system will also be installed. There will be handicap accessibility improvements and grading and paving done for the access road and turning area.