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“Couldn't even enjoy it :(”
Review of Lake Zoar

Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Newtown
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Owner description: Recreational lake in Connecticut's Housatonic region that offers a state boat launching site, fishing, hiking and biking trails.
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a man (guess he worked there) asking if we could be helped. He said its private property and we couldn't be there. I guess we'll have to find another place to enjoy the sunny weather. These other reviews made it seem open to the public but it's not. All private parking and private entry. Don't go unless you're a member.

4  Thank CarpeVires
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I spent a wonderful SAturday on Lake Zoar! It was very busy with many boats and families tubing, but there were also kayakers and people just swimming in the very Refershing water. It was also interesting to see a patrol boat out ,keeping an eye on everyone.

2  Thank Samantha N
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Beautiful lake created by a dam built about 1919, called the Stevenson Dam. Great for cruising, with miles of wooded shoreline. Good fishing for bass and panfish, too. Eichler's Cove Marina in Newtown has a boat ramp and docks, as well as picnic tables.

2  Thank Tom A
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

The lake is formed by a dam and as such the water quality depends on whether the dam owners allow enough water to exit the impound to keep the algae under control. Whether they do or not depends on the demand for electricity which is the purpose of the dam. For several years now they have waited too long resulting in beach closures and wasted good swimming weather.

2  Thank Lou R
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

good food by the water. looking over at Lake Zoar bridge and all the boaters on the water. It was a beautiful sunny day with the sun beaming down on the water

1  Thank ckjd111
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