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Quinebaug Lake State Park
Location Killingly, Connecticut, United States
Area 181 acres (73 ha)
Elevation 197 ft (60 m)
Designation Connecticut state park
Established 1964
Administrator Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Website Quinebaug Lake State Park
Wauregan Reservoir
(Quinebaug Pond, Quinebaug Lake)
Location Killingly, Connecticut
Type Lake/reservoir
Primary inflows Quondock Brook
Primary outflows Quondock Brook to Quinebaug River
Max. length 4,150 feet (1,260 m)
Max. width 982 feet (299 m)
Surface area 68 acres (28 ha)
Average depth 16 feet (4.9 m)
Max. depth 31 feet (9.4 m)
Residence time 282 days
Surface elevation 197 feet (60 m)

Quinebaug Lake State Park is a public recreation area covering 181 acres (73 ha) in the town of Killingly, Connecticut. The state park offers opportunities for fishing and non-motorized boating on Wauregan Reservoir. The park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

History

The 88-acre (36 ha) Wauregan Reservoir, also known as Quinebaug Pond and Quinebaug Lake, is a lake of natural origin that has had its size increased by a dam at its outlet; it reaches depths of 31 feet. The lake is fed by Quinebaug Brook, also known as Quandock Brook. The reservoir and surroundings entered the Connecticut Register and Manual as Quinebaug Lake State Park in 1964.

Activities and amenities

Quinebaug Lake is a state-designated bass and catfish management lake. A boat launch is located at the lake's northern end.

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