Hancock Brook Lake

Quick Facts

Hancock Brook Lake


(203) 729-8840

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Things To Do


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Hancock Brook Lake and Dam located in the town of Plymouth, Connecticut. Hancock Brook Lake is primarily a flood control reservoir with some water-based recreational activities. There is no developed recreational area at Hancock.

The land and water resources of Hancock Brook Lake are valuable recreational and open space resources for the heavily populated and industrialized surrounding towns. Recreational opportunities at Hancock Brook Lake include hunting, fishing, canoeing, sightseeing, limited hiking and horseback riding.

Map of Hancock Brook Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 41.651880, -73.042259



  • Boating

    The lake is excellent for fishing and canoeing.

  • Fishing

    The lake and its feeder streams are stocked with brown, brook, and rainbow trout. Bass and pan fish are also found in the lake.

  • Hiking

    There is limited hiking at Hancock Brook Lake.

  • Hunting

    Hunting of upland game and waterfowl is permitted with shotguns.

  • Winter Sports

    Ice skating is a fun activity on the lake in the winter.


The reservoir is open from the third Saturday in April through Columbus Day from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. During the rest of the year visitors are invited to walk into the park during daylight hours.



Route 8 North from I-84. Exit 39 off of Route 8. Right off exit onto Route 6. Follow Route 6 to first traffic light. At this light, take right onto Route 262. Follow Route 262 to Keegan Rd (forks left). Follow appoximately one mile to sharp turn/corner. The road then becomes Todd Hollow Rd. At this corner the park's gate will be on your right hand side.

Phone Numbers


(203) 729-8840