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Lieutenant River State Boat Launch, Old Lyme
Lieutenant River State Boat Launch, Old Lyme
Along this segment of the Lieutenant River you can paddle a narrow tidal river while enjoying the sights and smells of nearby Long Island Sound. A turn along a bend in the river might provide a view of a tidal marsh or nesting osprey. From the launch, if you paddle to your right, or downstream, you are a little over 0.8 mile from the Connecticut River. If you proceed left (upstream or inland) from the launch, you have about 2.5 miles of scenic paddling to the limit of small craft navigation. Parking for 6 cars. PLEASE NOTE: This site is for car-top boat launching only. Santiary facilities at this site are offered only during the summer/fall boating seasson. To help you reach Lieutenant 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 Lieutenant River State Boat Launch Route 156 Bridge
Old Lyme, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 70. Turn left onto Lyme Street and go 0.75 mile and turn right onto Ferry Road and continue 0.3 mile. Turn right onto Route 156 and launch will be over bridge on left side of street.
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From the West: Take I-95 North take exit 70. Turn right onto Route 156/Shore Road and launch will be approx. 0.4 mile on right side of street (before bridge over Lieutenant River).
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Site Contact Information
Website -CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Address -79 Elm Street
 Hartford, CT 06106-5127
 Facilities
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
BoatingBoating
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
 Environment
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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