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Thames River State Boat Launch
Thames River State Boat Launch
This recently updated boat launching facility provides good access to small boat fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Striped Bass, Bluefish and Flounder fishing spots are all accessible from this location. Plenty of parking is available in the parking lot for trailers. To help you reach Thames River State Boat Launch, some routes leading to this site are posted with boat launch symbol signs.

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 Location
View interactive map of Thames River State Boat Launch End of State Pier Road (under Gold Star Bridge)
New London, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 84 South. Take a left on Crystal Avenue. Then a right onto State Pier Road. Make a left to stay on State Pier Road. Thames River State Boat Launch will be located on your left.
address
From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 83. Make a left onto Williams Street. Then a right onto Cole Street. Turn slight right onto State Pier Road, follow for 0.4 miles. You will have to make a left in order to stay on State Pier Road. Thames River State Boat Launch will be located on your left.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Accessibility
Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.
 Site Contact Information
Website -CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Address -79 Elm Street
 Hartford, CT 06106-5127
 Facilities
Boat Launch RampBoat Launch Ramp
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
BoatingBoating
FishingFishing
 Environment
Harbor SettingHarbor Setting
Tidal RiverTidal River

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