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Couldn't even enjoy it :(

As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a man (guess he worked there) asking if we could be... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Long Island, New York
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I spent a wonderful SAturday on Lake Zoar! It was very busy with many boats and families tubing... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Samantha N
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Recreational lake in Connecticut's Housatonic region that offers a state boat launching site, fishing, hiking and biking trails.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
8 Jul 2017
“Couldn't even enjoy it :(”
25 Jul 2016
Newtown, CT
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Reviewed 8 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....More

1  Thank CarpeVires
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...More

1  Thank Samantha N
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
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...More

1  Thank Lou R
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
Reviewed 26 October 2015

While I've enjoyed time out on Lake Zoar boating and fishing, and fishing from shore, for over 30 years.....I have to say that the fishing has never been very fulfilling. The lake was formed after the hydroelectric dams were built, flooding the original Housatonic River...More

3  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 1 October 2015

A hidden gem of a lake, about 80% of the shoreline is forest. Try visiting Kettletown State Park or the State boat launch in Southbury

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Visited this lake in July of 2014 from Wisconsin and felt right at home. Has a great up north vibe and the people are very friendly. We enjoyed time out on the sand bar!

Thank Rebeca A
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Food was at best OK and the wait staff are more interested in their cell phones than waiting on customers. They do pay attention to the few regulars they have, but ignore everyone else

Thank Virginia V
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Lake Zoar is an attractive lake but it isn't easily accessible for visitors. Visitors should seek Newtown's beautiful walking trails, which provide a Short Escape from the urban areas of New York and Connecticut. Walks are also highly recommended on the main street with the...More

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13 July 2016|
Response from Lou R | Reviewed this property |
If you're a Newtown ressident you can park at Eichler Park which is off Rt. 33 above the dam. If you live in Southbury they have a park on Zoar off 84 exit12. There is also a park open to all at the base of the dam in... More