Wyassup Lake, CT

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Wyassup Lake


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

Size: 101 acres
Average Depth: 10 feet
Maximum Depth: 27 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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Wyassup Lake is located in the town of North Stonington and is a small natural lake in the Pawcatuck River Drainage Basin. The water level was raised slightly by the construction of a dam on the outlet. The watershed is 518 acres of mostly undeveloped woods or wetland. The lake is fed by two wetland streams from the north and drains southeast into Wyassup Brook., which flows into the Green Falls River and then the Pawcatuck River. The shoreline is mostly wooded, with a moderate number of homes. About 300 yards on the southwestern shore is within the Pachaug State Forest.

The transparency of the lake is fair with visibility of 8-10 ft. in late summer. The bottom of the lake consists of sand, gravel, rubble and boulders. The fishing should be seasonally good for stocked trout with some chance for a holdover; good for bass, eels and sunfish; fair to good for pickerel and sunfish; and fair for bullheads.

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

Fishing Comments: Good fishing for many fish.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, 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 paved ramp, with parking for 8 cars, and chemical toilets (seasonal). Take Exit 92 odd I-95, Rte. 2 west for 2.5 miles to North Stonington, right on Wyassup Rd., for three miles, left on Wyassup Lake Rd., launch is on right.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 50-75%