Squantz Pond, CT

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Squantz Pond


Town(s): New Fairfield CT, Sherman CT
County: Fairfield

Size: 270 acres
Average Depth: 27 feet
Maximum Depth: 45 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Squantz Pond is located in the towns of New Fairfield and Sherman and is a natural lake in the Housatonic River Drainage Basin. It is connected to Candlewood Lake by underwater culverts through a causeway ( Rte. 39) and its water level was raised by 15 feet when Candlewood was impounded. The watershed is 3,662 acres of mostly undeveloped woods with a moderate level of residential development. The lake is fed by Glen Brook, Worden Brook and three other small streams and drains into Candlewood Lake. The shoreline is mostly wooded. The majority of the western shore is within either Squantz Pond State Park or Pootatuck State Forest and is undeveloped; the eastern shore is heavily developed with residences.

The transparency of the lake is fair with visibility of 10-11 feet in summer. The bottom of the lake consists of rock, ledge, coarse gravel in the shallows and mud and silt in deep waters. The fishing should be good for walleye and bass, fair to good for stocked trout with a good chance for a holdover , and fair for other fish species. It is the best lake to catch large walleye.

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

Fishing Comments: Should be good for walleye and bass.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Carp, Yellow Perch, White Perch, White Catfish, Yellow Bullhead, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the southern shore in Squantz Pond State Park; Facilities at the launch include a ramp with concrete slabs and parking for 25 cars with tailors. Other facilities at the park include swimming, hiking, toilets, picnicking and disabled access fishing area. A parking fee is charges during all days from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on weekends only from April 15 to May 21, and September 9-24. Take Exit 6 off I-84, Rte 37 north, Rte. 39 north for 3.8 miles; state park entrance is on left.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Shoreline Development: 50-75%