Amos Lake, CT


Amos Lake

Town(s): Preston CT
County: New London

Size: 113 acres
Average Depth: 20 feet
Maximum Depth: 45 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Amos Lake is a natural lake located within the Thames River Drainage Basin, in the town of Preston. A small masonry dam at the southern end of the lake has raised the water level by 2 feet. There are 920 acres of mostly undeveloped woods or wetland with some agricultural and residential land use. There are five wetland streams along the western shoreline that feed into the lake. It drains southward into a wetland stream that feeds into Cooks Pond and then Avery Pond. The northern and eastern shorelines are developed with residences. The remainder is lightly developed with a mixture of wooded and open land to the west and a wooded wetland to the south. A private beach and campground are located near the outlet.

The lake transparency is fair and can be as clear down to 7 feet in the summer. The bottom of the lake is sand, gravel and rubble in the shoal areas and organic muck in the deeper areas. Amos Lake is stocked during the spring and fall 10,000 catch-able size brown and rainbow trout. It is also stocked for large mouth bass, chain pickerel, bullhead and eels. There are plenty of bluegills to catch. There is a good spot to catch a bass over 20”.

Water Quality: Treated Annually, No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: This is a good spot to catch bass over 20 inches.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, American Eel

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the western shore. Facilities at the launch include a ramp with concrete slabs, parking for 25 cars with trailers, and chemical toilets (seasonal). Take Exit 85 off of I-395, Rte. 164 south for 1.5 miles past intersection with Rte. 165, turn left onto access road.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Shoreline Development: 50-75%