The Woodtick Reservoir, often referred to as Scovill’s Reservoir, is a large man-made pond covering approximately 121 acres. It was constructed in 1917 and was originally associated with the prominent Scovill Manufacturing Company, which needed large amounts of water to produce brass.
Today, the Woodtick Reservoir is home to a variety of fish and is stocked twice annually by the CT Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This year 1,400 fish were released, some before opening day of fishing season and some during the season. A popular fishing destination, the Woodtick Reservoir can be accessed from the shore in a variety of locations such as the bridge on Munson Road, near the walking trial on Wolf Hill Road or by the main entrance located at the end of Scovill Road (located opposite the corner of Woodtick Road and Todd Road).
Woodtick Reservoir is also a popular location for canoes, kayaks and small boats. A public boat launch is available at the main entrance at the end of Diamond Terrace. There is an electric-motor only restriction on Woodtick Reservoir.
Boating on Woodtick Reservoir is a great way to enjoy this beautiful body of water.
Please take note of the following regarding boating on Woodtick Reservoir:
Woodtick Reservoir has a boat launch for your convenience
- Only electric motors are allowed on Woodtick Reservoir
- Sailboats are prohibited on Woodtick Reservoir
- No watercraft shall be moored on Woodtick Reservoir
- No watercraft is to be stored on Town-owned property that surrounds these bodies of water which is 50′ from the full-water level