Welcome to Lakeville Lake
Also known as Lake Wononscopomuc. Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires it is Connecticut’s deepest lake and a premiere recreational asset for swimming, sailing, canoeing and fishing in the summer and skating and cross country skiing in the winter.
The Grove and Lake Wononscopomuc are located at 36 Ethan Allen Street in Lakeville, just up the street from the Black Rabbit and Mizza’s Pizza (off of Rt 41).
Beach and Marina
From the 3rd Saturday in April to Labor Day
- 7:00AM – 8:00PM Monday to Friday
- 7:00AM – Noon Saturday and Sunday
The Grove Office Hours: 7:00AM to 8:00PM Daily
Stacey Dodge – Director
Lisa McAuliffe, Recreation Director
Lake Wononscopomuc has been a prime recreational asset for residents of the Town of Salisbury and its many thousands of visitors for more than two centuries. But the lake environment is constantly changing and maintaining the water quality and the health of the ecosystem requires long range planning and good lake management.
About the Association
The Lake Wononscopomuc Association was formed in 1988 to protect, preserve and improve this important scenic and recreational resource for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Our mission is to promote public awareness of potential threats to the ecological health of this lake and its watershed, to improve its water quality and to discourage the growth of invasive weeds that may threaten the safe enjoyment of the lake by our community.
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Lake Wononscopomuc Association
June 3, 2023
It was reported that a swimmer reported an algae bloom. Larry Marsicano believes it was probably pollen which has been at high levels this spring.
State of the Lake 2021
Aquatic Ecosystem Research (AER) LLC was engaged by the Lake Wononscopomuc Association (LWA) to perform an assessment of water quality in 2021.
The biannual monitoring program is one aspect of the LWA’s lake management strategy with the goal of developing a scientific database to detect changes – positive and/or negative – within the lake. The following is an outline of findings from the 2021 water quality monitoring program at Lake Wononscopomuc. Several recommendations are pro- vided at the end of the report.
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Maintaining a Healthy Lake
What we do can make a big difference in the health and welfare of our lake. Eutrophication is the natural aging of lakes from the addition of nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen. They stimulate algae and aquatic plant growth. In modern times a large percentage of these nutrients enter the lake from the development of its watershed. The watershed area of Lake Wononscopomuc is the total area from which water drains into the lake. Anyone who lives within this area has an effect on the quantity of nutrients entering the lake. The key is to limit the amount of phosphorus, nitrogen and sedimentation entering the lake.
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Eurasian Water Milfoil is an invasive plant that has taken over parts of the lake in depths from about 3 feet to about 18 feet. The plant has been a problem in Lake Wononscopomuc since at least 1975. Each year since the Town, Hotchkiss and the association have spent up to $30,000 per year to trim the milfoil during the growing season. The plant can crowd out native plants depriving the lake of the diversity is needs to survive in a healthy state and support its normal aquatic live population.
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