Connecticut Water team members will be leading hikes at Shenipsit Lake Reservoir in Tolland and the Killingworth and Kelseytown Reservoir Watersheds in Killingworth. For complete information, click here.
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A recreation program at Shenipsit Lake Reservoir is allowed under a permit to CWC from the Department of Public Health which provides for approved recreational opportunities with measures to protect the public drinking water source.
Shenipsit Lake Reservoir is a public drinking water supply and there are special precautions in place to ensure the continuous protection and quality of the water supply source.
The 2022 program features fishing from designated shoreline areas, fishing from boats registered and stored at the boat storage area, and hiking. Fishing from boats is available to property owners along the shoreline of the Lake Shenipsit Reservoir, and from those who have boats stored at the boat storage area. There are 42 slots in the boat storage area that will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis through an online registration process.
Connecticut Water maintains an out and back hiking trail which starts on Roast Meat Hill Road in Killingworth and leads through the Killingworth and Kelseytown Reservoir watersheds, including a footbridge across the Menunketesuck River, which has been newly re-opened following flooding damage in 2018. Trail head is located approximately across the street from the Platt Nature Center at 343 Road Meat Hill Road in Killingworth.