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The Lake Zoar Authority is a multi-town organization consisting of representatives from the four towns that border the lake - Monroe, Newtown, Oxford, and Southbury. The Lake Zoar Authority is tasked with the goals of improving water quality and promoting safe boating on the lake.
Lake Zoar Authority, Lake Zoar, CT, Connecticut, Newtown, Southbury, Oxford, Monroe
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Welcome to the Lake Zoar Authority

 

Ensuring Water Quality & Boating Safety

 

The Lake Zoar Authority is a multi-town organization consisting of representatives from the four towns that border the lake – Monroe, Newtown, Oxford, and Southbury. The Lake Zoar Authority is tasked with the goals of improving water quality and promoting safe boating on the lake.

The LZA has the power to manage water quality and boating safety issues on the lake only. Please contact your town’s Parks and Recreation department for access issues, including those related to passes, public beaches, requests and public property maintenance.

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Vessel Registration
Vessel Registration
All vessels must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Evidence of ownership must be submitted at the time of registration. Upon receipt of the application and fee, an identification number will be assigned and a certificate of number/registration will be issued along with two validation decals. The registration will be valid until April 30 of the following year. Connecticut vessel numbers stay with the boat as long as it is registered in the state.

 

 

Personal Flotation Device
Personal Flotation Device
PFD- regulations and specifications

 

 

Speed Limit on Lake Zoar
Speed Limit on Lake Zoar
There is a daytime speed limit of 45 mph.
(72 km/h or 39 knots)
30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise speed limit is 25 mph.
(40 km/h or 22 knots )

 

icon_info-Jetski Personal Watercraft Nighttime Operation is Prohibited–The law prohibits the operation of a personal watercraft at any time between the hours from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Lake Zoar Authority

1 day 23 hours ago

Beginning on October 15, 2021 FirstLight will conduct a fall drawdown of Lake Zoar at the Stevenson Dam to conduct its maintenance and inspection activities. The normal summer operating range of the station is from 103’-100’ and the drawdown will target an elevation of 98.5’. The drawdown will lower lake levels to minimum pond levels and return to normal operating elevations on October 27, 2021. All homeowners are encouraged to remove structures, boatlifts, and docks from Lake Zoar to prevent ice or flood damage from occurring during the winter months. All work planned to occur along the shoreline requires prior permitting from FirstLight, who can be contacted at lake.permits@firstlightpower.com.

www.firstlightpower.com/firstlight-announces-annual-lake-drawdowns-in-connecticut/