Come paddle the calm and scenic 7 mile lake located between two dams. Kayak or paddleboard along the tree lined waterway as fish break the surface and birds take flight overhead. Nothing is as nurturing to the soul as being on the water and immersing yourself in nature. If you are looking for some excitement, there is a rope swing not far from the launch site where you can feel like a kid again as you soar through the air and splash down into the refreshing water on a hot summer day.
Make a day of it and check out one of the local restaurants like Mattei’s Deli or enjoy a cool drink at Bad Sons Brewery- BYO picnic lunch or choose from one of the delicious food trucks on site.
Bring a hat, sunscreen and your sense of adventure for a great day on the water!
There is large parking lot for your convenience located directly on Roosevelt Drive and across the street. We are located through the gate on the river behind the Masonicare building.
Please take note that the Derby location has no changing facilities (there is a port-o-let). Please come prepared with everything you need for an enjoyable day on the water. Hats, sunscreen, water, towels, bathing suit and more.
412 Roosevelt Drive
Derby, CT 06418
Open Monday thru Thursday daily 9:00am – 6:00pm
*Our peak season for water sports begins on Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day and as long as the weather and water temperatures remain safe
**Off Peak before Memorial Day and After Labor Day have shortened hours and or by appointment. Please call