Lake Of Isles, CT


Lake Of Isles

Town(s): North Stonington CT
County: New London

Size: 89 acres
Average Depth: 6 feet
Maximum Depth: 11 feet

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

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Lake Isles is located in North Stonington and is a small natural lake within the Thames River Drainage Basin. A small dam on the outlet has raised the water level slightly. The watershed is 323 acres of predominantly undeveloped woods and wetland. The lake is fed by five small wetland streams, as well as by surface runoff and bottom springs. It drains into Lake of Isles Brook to the northwest, which feeds into tributaries of Poquetanuck Cove on the Thames River. The shoreline is wooded with very little residential development.

The transparency of the lake is relatively clear and transparent to the bottom. The bottom of the lake consists of gravel and broken ledge overlain in places with organic muck. The fishing should be good for pickerel, crappie, bullhead and eels; and fair for sunfish.

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

Fishing Comments: Should be good for most fish.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, American Eel

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the northern shore. Facilities at the launch include a gravel ramp, parking for 10 cars and pit-type toilets. From Rte. 164, take Rte. 2 east, left at first intersection onto Watson Rd. for 0.5 miles, right on Lake of Isles Rd. for one mile, launch is on the left.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 25-50%