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Lake Waramaug, New Preston

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Lake Waramaug is a 656acre lake occupying parts of the towns of Warren and Washington in Litchfield County, Connecticut, approximately 24mi north of Danbury. The lake is named after Chief Waramaug, who wintered in the area surrounding Lake Waramaug.DescriptionAlthough natural in origin, the surface elevation of the lake has been raised by a small concrete and masonry dam. The surface area of the lake is approximately 680acre. The lake has a maximum depth of 40ft, an average depth of 22ft, and contains approximately 4.8e9USgal of water. The lake is fed by Sucker Brook (Lake Waramaug Brook), numerous small streams, and groundwater that enters through the lake bottom. Drainage from Waramaug Lake flows southward into the East Aspetuck River. For a look at the water depths of Waramaug Lake, please see - The Water Depths of Waramaug Lake.The bottom materials on steep side slopes of the lake consist primarily of gravel, cobbles, and boulders, whereas the flatter areas consist primarily of sand, mud, and organic muck. The watershed of the lake is 14.4 square miles (9216acre). Approximately 74 percent (6820acre) of the watershed is forested. Wetlands and water bodies comprise approximately 10 percent (922acre) of the watershed, while the remaining 16 percent (1474acre) of the area is low-density residential housing and commercial and agricultural land. For a look at the water quality of Waramaug Lake, please see - The Water Quality of Waramaug Lake.The shoreline development of Lake Waramaug is moderate and includes houses, seasonal cottages, and boat houses, with few commercial establishments. Public access to the lake is available only within Lake Waramaug State Park, which is located at the northwestern end of the lake. Outside park boundaries, the shoreline is privately owned. The park can be reached by taking Route 45 north from Route 202 and turning west onto North Shore Road.
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  • We stayed at a local B&B close by and did two loops around Lake Waramaug on a recent fall Sunday and loved every minute of it. The lake is great, the homes surrounding it beautiful! With a nearby camp...  more »
  • This place is the WORST CAMPGROUND on the EAST COAST. We have stayed in all types of camp grounds. Military ... State....Federal ...and Private. 1st ...The entrance into the camp ground is a steep upg...  more »
  • Nice lake excellent opportunity to swim or paddle. Water wasn't too cold. Scenery as you paddle the lake is nice. Access points easy to use  more »