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Great Island State Boat Launch, Old Lyme
Great Island State Boat Launch, Old Lyme
This popular launch site, located less than 500 feet from the Great Island Wildlife Management Area, provides visitors with opportunities to explore tidal marshes and a barrier beach. It is important to note, however, that motorized vessels must remain a reasonable distance away from the Great Island Wildlife Management Area upon launching. A water trail map of the Great Island estuary is posted near the entrance of this site's parking lot, and offers descriptions of a car-top boat trail (which would take visitors approximately 1.5 hours to traverse south to Griswold Point and approximately 3 hours in duration to return to the launch for the average kayak or canoe user). The map also introduces the history, flora, and fauna of the area. PLEASE NOTE: Visitors should investigate tide tables before launching boats at this site, due to the extremely shallow depth of water at low tide. Some routes to this site are marked with brown and white boat launch signs. To help you reach Great Island State Boat Launch, some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign Long Island Sound Access sign.

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 Location
View interactive map of Great Island State Boat Launch Smith Neck Road
Old Lyme, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 70. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Lyme Street and proceed .8 miles. Next, turn right onto Ferry Road, and continue 0.3 miles. Turn left onto Route 156/Shore Road and proceed 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Smith Neck Road and follow .7 miles (to its end).
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From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 70. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 156/Shore Road and continue 1.7 miles. Next, turn right onto Smith Neck Road, and proceed .7 miles (to its end).
 Parking
Parking Lot
 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
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
BoatingBoating
FishingFishing
 Environment
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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