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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


  • NOTICE: NO GAS
    ON LAKE ZOAR

    There is currently no gas available for purchase to fuel boats on Lake Zoar. This will continue through Memorial Day weekend. Boater’s must bring their own pre-filled gas tanks for personal use. Please read the following fueling portable container recommendations posted by BoatUS to maintain.....

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  • UPDATE: Channel Closure
    Extended to
    May 27, 2022

    “Attached please find our Contractor’s  request to extend the current channel closure for ongoing bridge demolition operations over the channel through the week of 5/27/2022. The Contractor will open the channel for boating use for the weekend (5/20 to 5/22) and Monday (5/23), with the......

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