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Branford River State Boat Launch
The opening of the Branford River State Boat Launch is delayed because repairs are needed due to settling at the base of the new ramp.  These repairs will ensure that trailer tires will not go over the lip of the ramp at low water and prevent long term scouring from power-loading.
The Department is aware of the strategic location that this ramp provides for so many people. We are sorry for the delay and appreciate your support as we work to complete a state of the art, ADA compliant boat launch that will provide safe access for boaters for the next 25 years.  The project will take approximately 6 weeks to complete. DEEP will provide a press release and post an opening date on this site as soon as possible so that boaters can make plans for launching their boats.
A 'Sound' Future: Blue Plan Open Forum & Ocean Frontiers III Film
Tuesday, April 25th – Reception at 6:30pm • Program 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The University of Connecticut at Avery Point, Academic Building Auditorium (2nd Floor), 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340
Free admission and refreshments
Details & RSVP:
News from BoatUS
BoatUS warns boaters to be wary of letters arriving offering renewal of USCG documentation. More Information  
The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of Windcheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, and the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA).

Calling all avid outdoor enthusiasts! 
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is undertaking an update of Connecticut’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).  We extend an invitation for you to assist in the creation of the 2017 SCORP by participating in a brief survey. The survey provides the unique opportunity for individuals from a variety of outdoor recreation interests to provide feedback that will help shape SCORP over the next five years. Thank you in advance for your time in completing the survey.
Shared Waterways: Safety of Recreational and Commercial Vessels in the Marine Transportation System- This report provides the NTSB’s findings as well as recommendations to improve shared waterway safety.
Northeast Ocean Plan-The final version of the Plan was certified by the National Ocean Council on December 1, 2016.
For information or if you have questions about Boating in Connecticut, please email us at, call 860-434-8638 or send postal mail to:
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Boating Division
P.O. Box 280 (333 Ferry Road)
Old Lyme, CT  06371-0280