Beseck Lake, CT

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Beseck Lake


Town(s): Middlefield CT
County: Middlesex

Size: 116 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 26 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Beseck Lake is located in Middlefield. It is an artificial impoundment in the Connecticut River Drainage Basin that was created by the construction of a masonry dam. The watershed is 1,311 acres of mostly agricultural land to the east, and the wooded but densely developed land to the west (on the eastern slope of Beseck Mountain). Powder Ridge Ski Resort is located 1 mile south of the pond. The lake is fed by bottom springs and five small brooks and drains east into Ellen Doyle Brook, a tributary of the Coginchaug River. Most of the shoreline is dominated by residences, many of which have permanent docks extending into the water. The southern end of the lake is undeveloped and partially wooded.

The transparency of the lake is fair with visibility up to 6.5 ft. in the summer. The bottom of the lake is coarse gravel, rubble, boulders and mud. Fishing should be fair to good for largemouth bass and sunfish and fair for crappie.

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

Fishing Comments: Should be fair for largemouth bass and sunfish.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the eastern shore. Facilities at the launch include a paved ramp, parking for 20 cars with trailers, and chemical toilets (seasonal). From Rte. 66 take Rte. 147 south for 1.5 miles, launch is on right.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: 50-75%