Candlewood Lake

Connecticut

50Listings
$160K-$1B
$37.8MTotal Value
Candlewood Lake, Connecticut

Candlewood Lake real estate is considered the largest market for lake homes and lake lots in Connecticut.

Candlewood Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $801,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices. This lake is one of Connecticut's largest lakes, and has a shoreline of 65 miles.

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  • 65Mi. of Shoreline
  • 29Avg. Depth
  • 90Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Rocky River Dam
  • Year Built
    1928
  • Managed By Candlewood Lake Authority
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    5,420
  • Public Boat Ramps
    2
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
    December-April
Campgrounds
(860) 567-2119
1311 Bantam Rd
Bantam, CT 06750
  • Counties: Fairfield County, Litchfield County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass Hybrid, Walleye, White Crappie
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: City of Danbury Independence Day Fireworks
  • Interesting facts: The state's largest lake, Candlewood Lake and Squantz Pond, a part of the lake which is separated from it by Connecticut Route 39, is home to 7 islands. It was named after Candlewood Mountain, which is located on the lake's north side horizon.
  • Known for: None
  • History: Candlewood Lake was built for the purpose of producing electric power. During its construction, it was discover that the land that is now Candlewood Lake was once home to Native American Chief Waramaug and his tribe of refugees. In another area of the lake, another band of Native Americans, Chief Squantz of the Schaghticoke Indians called this place home. It is for this chief that Squantz Pond State Park is named.
  • Landmarks: Chicken Rock
Hospitals
(203) 739-7000
24 Hospital Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
Airports
Westchester County Airport
240 Airport Rd., White Plains, NY 10604
38 miles away
Steward International Airport
1180 1st St., New Windsor, NY 12553
46 miles away
About Candlewood Lake
Minutes from Useful Amenities

Candlewood Lake is located between the cities of Danbury and New Milford in far eastern Connecticut.

As a college town, Danbury is home to a variety of amenities, including the Danbury Hospital & Emergency Room, Danbury Municipal Airport, hotels, restaurants, and more. New Milford is equally as convenient with typical city establishments and the New Milford Hospital.

Largest Man-Made Lake of the State

Rocky River Dam was impounded in 1928 to create Candlewood Lake, the state's largest human-made lake. Its waters cover 5,420 acres and have approximately 65 miles of shoreline. The lake has an average depth of 33 feet but can reach depths of 90 feet.

Fun for Everyone

Candlewood Lake is boater-friendly, inviting speed boats, pontoons, jet skis, and other watercraft to its waters. Activities like water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and swimming are just as popular.

With plentiful populations of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, and perch, the lake has been called the "best fishing hole in Connecticut." It has produced a few state record fish, including a 2lb and 15oz white perch in 1996.

The action does not stop in winter, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing begin. It is easy to enjoy the lake with the advantages of seven different marinas offering boat storage and a variety of boat rentals.

Events and Attractions

The city of Dunbury is a magnificent place to celebrate Independence Day. Locals and visitors flock to the area for a grand fireworks display.

Explore lands around the lake at the Pootatuck State Forest that feature beautiful hiking trails with grand overlooks. The area is a golfer's paradise, with several courses and country clubs around the lake there will always be a new challenge.

Excellent Location for Lake Life

Anyone would be fortunate to own a property on Candlewood Lake's beautiful expanse of water. The diverse area is home to a selection of amenities and attractions that will make life a breeze.