Lake Kenosia, CT


Lake Kenosia

Town(s): Danbury CT
County: Fairfield

Size: 60 acres
Average Depth: 13 feet
Maximum Depth: 18 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Lake Kenosia is located in Danbury and is an artificial impoundments on the headwaters of the Still River in the Housatonic River Drainage Basin. The watershed is 3,,224 acres, most of which has been developed for either industrial or residential use. The Still River begins as a small wetland that feeds the lake from the northwest. The lake is also fed by two other small streams. It drains into the Still River and Mill Plain Swamp to the southeast. The shoreline is mostly developed with residences and a condominium complex. There is a town park on the northern shore. The northwestern shore is undeveloped marshland.

The transparency of the lake is turbid to fair with visibility of 3-6 ft. in the summer. The fishing should be fair for bass, crappie and sunfish. Fishing should also be average for brown bullhead and white suckers. Alewives are the primary forage fish species. Other fish species present at low densities are rock bass, common carp and tessellated darter.

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

Fishing Comments: Should be fair for bass, black crappie, and sunfish.
Fish Species: Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the eastern shore. Facilities at the launch include a gravel ramp and parking for 6 cars. Take Exit 3 off Rte. 7, right on Backus Ave., right on Kenosia Ave., launch is 0.7 miles on left
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 25-50%