Alexander Lake, CT

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Alexander Lake


Town(s): Killingly CT
County: Windham

Size: 215 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Boating Comments: Electric Motors only.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Alexander Lake is a natural lake within in Thames River Drainage Basin located in the town of Killingly. The water level was raised slightly by a small dam on the outlet. The lake consists of two deep basins separated by an area of shallow water (less than 6 ft.) with an island in the middle. The watershed is 568 acres. There is some industrial development to the north and east of the lake. The remainder of the watershed includes moderate residential development and some undeveloped woodland and agricultural land. The lake is fed by groundwater and surface runoff and drains southward into a small wetland stream that flows into the Quinebaug River. Alexander Lake is stocked each spring with 1,800 catch-able size brown and rainbow trout. The lake is excellent for exceptionally large bluegills. Fishing should be good for bass, with action especially fast for 10-13” fish. Expect fair to good trout fishing during April and May and again during the fall with some chance of a holdover brown or rainbow. Fishing should also be good for large white perch, but poor for other species. Residences have been built along the entire shoreline. There is a private beach on the eastern shoreline. The lake is very clear and in the late summer the transparency can reach as deep as 18 feet. The bottom of the lake is mostly sand, gravel, course rubble, and boulders. 

 

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Fishing is good for all fish on this lake.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, American Eel

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: There is no public access; however, small boats can launch via a private right-of-way on the southeastern shoreline of the northern basin. The sand and gravel launch is shallow and narrow.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: 50-75%