Black Rock Lake

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Black Rock Lake

Connecticut

(860) 283-4900

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Overview

Black Rock Lake is located next to Black Rock State Park. A portion of the 35-mile-long Mattatuck Blue Trail System crosses through the reservoir. The 21-acre lake is open seasonally for fishing and non-motorized boating. The lake and brook are stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout by the State. Opportunities abound for wildlife viewing. Nearby Black Rock State Park offers camping at Black Rock Campground. Ninety-six sites are available in the beautiful wooded setting.

Excellent hiking is available in the Black Rock State Park on the Mattatuck Trail from the Grey Stone section of Waterbury to the Wigwam Reservoir in Morris. This trail offers a scenic view of the Naugatuck Valley, highlighting Black Rock. There are many side trails where one can see Black Rock Lake, Black Rock Pond, mature forests and meadows. Hikes can be from 30 minutes to all day.

Map of Black Rock Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 41.659062, -73.104229

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Activities

  • Fishing

    Opportunities for recreation at Black Rock Lake include a 21-acre recreation pool that is open seasonally for fishing and non -motorized boating. Coast Guard approved life jackets are required.

    The lake and brook are stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout by the State of Connecticut. The lake also contains largemouth and smallmouth bass, pickerel, perch, bullhead and bluegill.

  • Hiking

    A portion of the 35 mile long Mattatuck Blue Trail System crosses through the reservoir land.

  • Hunting

    Reservoir lands offer the public opportunities for hunting. Refer to the Connecticut hunting guide for more information.

  • Winter Sports

    The park offers cross country skiing trails and ice skating.

Directions

Driving

Black Rock Lake is located in Thomaston, Connecticut, easliy accessible from Route 8. Take Route 8 North to exit 38k take a left on South Main Street, at the second traffic light take a left onto Route 6, 1 mile west, take a right onto Route 109. The Dam is one mile ahead on your left and the reservoir area is another mile.

From Route 8 South Take exit 38, go straight thru the light, 1 mile west, take a right onto Route 109.The Dam is 1 mile ahead on your left and the reservoir area is another mile.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(860) 283-4900

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