Coventry Lake, CT


Coventry Lake

Town(s): Coventry CT
County: Tolland
Local Name: Wangumbaug Lake

Size: 373 acres
Average Depth: 21 feet
Maximum Depth: 39 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Unknown

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Coventry Lake is a natural lake within the Thames River Drainage Basin. The water level was raised several feet by a small masonry dam. The watershed is 1,896 acres of mostly residential land with moderate amounts of undeveloped wood and wetland and some agricultural land. The lake is fed mainly by bottom springs and surface runoff channeled through several small brooks. It drains southeast into Mill Brook, which flows into the Willimantic River. The shoreline is heavily developed with cottages and permanent homes.

The transparency of the lake is fair to clear and visibility is reduced to 10 ft. in late summer by algal blooms. The fishing should be good for large sunfish and fair to good for trout, bass and yellow perch. Anglers should catch good numbers of perch, but few large ones. Holdover brown trout are occasionally taken. The lake is also a popular ice fishing spot.

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

Fishing Comments: Should be good for large sunfish; and fair to good for trout, bass and yellow perch. A popular ice fishing spot.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Carp, 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 southeastern shore. A parking fee is charged on holidays and weekend from the third Sunday in April through Columbus Day. Facilities at the launch include a ramp with concrete slabs, parking for 26 cars and chemical toilets (seasonal). From Rte. 44, take Rte 31 south for 4 miles, right not Lake St., launch is 0.4 miles on the right.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Shoreline Development: 50-75%