Pine Acres Lake, CT

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Pine Acres Lake


Town(s): Hampton CT
County: Windham

Size: 190 acres
Average Depth: 4 feet
Maximum Depth: 10 feet

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

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Pine Acres Lake is located in the town of Hampton and is an artificial impoundment in the Thames River Drainage Basin. The watershed is 1,055 acres of mostly undeveloped woods and wetland. It is fed by surface runoff, a wetland and two small streams. It drains southward into Cedar Swamp Brook, a tributary of the Little River. The shoreline is well wooded with no residential development . The bottom of the lake is mostly mud and detritus.

The transparency of the lake is turbid with visibility of up to 3 feet in summer with tea- colored water. The fishing in the lake should be excellent for small bullheads; and fair for bass and perch. Bass fishing is reportedly good during spring, but is difficult in summer due to heavy vegetation.

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

Fishing Comments: Bass fishing is reportedly good during spring, but is difficult in summer due to heavy vegetation.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, 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 gravel ramp, a wildlife viewing stand, a picnic area, pit-type toilets, and parking for 15 cars. From Willimantic, take Rte. 6 east to Goodwin State Forest, turn left on Potter Rd., launch is 0.5 miles on the right.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: 50-75%