Red Cedar Lake, CT


Red Cedar Lake

Town(s): Lebanon CT
County: New London

Size: 127 acres
Average Depth: 6 feet
Maximum Depth: 11 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis
Swimming: Unknown

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Red Cedar Lake is located in the town of Lebanon and is an artificial impoundment in the Thames River Drainage Basin. The watershed is 408 acres of mostly undeveloped woodland with some residential development. The lake is fed by groundwater and surface runoff. It drains northward into Red Cedar Lake Brook, a tributary of the Yantic River. The shoreline is mostly wooded along the eastern shore. The western shore is heavily developed with homes. Undeveloped state land (Mooween State Park) abuts the entire eastern shore.

The transparency of the lake is fair and clear to the bottom. The bottom of the lake consists of sand, gravel, boulders and mud. The fishing is reportedly good for largemouth bass (especially during the early spring), and fair for yellow perch and sunfish.

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

Fishing Comments: Fishing is reportedly good for largemouth bass, and fair for yellow perch and sunfish.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Car-top anglers may access the pond from state-owned land located on the northern end near the dam. Take Exit 22 off Rte. 2, north on Waterman Rd., first left on Norwich Rd. for 1.4 miles, left on Camp Mooween Rd., left on Red Cedar Lake Rd., access is on the right.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: 50-75%