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Update on Colebrook River Lake Recreation Areas

USACE, New England District
Published June 22, 2020

In accordance with Connecticut state orders and advisories, the Colebrook River Lake recreation areas are open and accessible to the public should individuals and their families wish to get outside for healthy, outdoor recreational activity.

Beginning June 24, 2020 the following will be open:

  • Main entrance will be open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  • North End & Boat Launch will be open day during light hours only, 7 days per week.

    For this measure to continue, and for the health and safety of all, visitors must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Stay home if feeling sick.
  • Avoid activities where individuals will come in close contact with one another and/or gathering in groups of 25 or more.
  • Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet, and wear a cloth face covering.
  • Should crowds of 100 or more begin to form at various locations, visitors are asked to leave that area, choose a different location or return at a later date/time.
  • Practice healthy personal hygiene.
  • Leave no trace. Take all trash, including pet waste, with you when you leave the property.
  • Avoid touching surfaces frequently touched by others including, but not limited to, benches, picnic tables, railings and signs. These surfaces are not being cleaned. Sanitize your hands if you do.

For further details and up-to-the-minute news before visiting the dam, please visit either our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ColebrookRiverLake website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Colebrook-River-Lake/ or calling the Colebrook Dam Project Office at 860-379-8234.

Sally Rigione
John Haluchak

Release no. 20-051