Kettletown State Park - Kayaking
When launching your kayak into Lake Zoar the atmosphere is still and quiet. The water gives of a blueish green appearance depending on the weather. On clear days one can see about 7 to 8 feet into the water. Underneath your Kayak you can see large boulders, rocks, tree branches that have ended up deep into the water, and fish. The lake makes each paddle stroke easy and light.
Lake Shore is about 10 miles and is part of the Housatonic River behind Stevenson Dam.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Lake Zoar gets a rating of 2 stars because its calm waters. Paddling along the shoreline of Lake Zoar is very pleasant. The currents pushing against your paddle board is not forceful or straining. Lake Zoar is a perfect lake for beginners. The lake's essence is great for nature watching, bird watching, and also seeing the wildlife underneath the water.
Time To Complete
Lake Zoar at Kettletown CT is about 10 miles long and is the 5th largest freshwater body in the state. Even thought the lake in itself is 10 miles, as a paddle boater you might decide shoreline kayaking
Lake Zoar is beautiful in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. During the winter the temperature drops and makes the conditions on the lake dangerous to kayak, or the use of any other Paddle-boats.
On Leash Only
Kettletown State park is a dog friendly park as long as all pets have a leash and the owners are responsible for picking up any of the dogs droppings.
Kettletown State Park has parking fees on Weekends/Holidays. The parking fees for registered state cars is $9 dollars and $15 dollars for unregistered cars.