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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 Treatment Notice:
    Herbicide Application
    Rescheduled for 6-23-21

    NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT SCHEDULING LAKE ZOAR MONROE, NEWTOWN, OXFORD, SOUTHBURY – In accordance with CT DEEP, Pesticide Division notification requirements, selected areas of Lake Zoar will be chemically treated with Reward (Diquat) herbicide and Copper Sulfate, targeting control the...

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  • LZA MARINE PATROL NOTICE:

    There is current bridge construction under the I-84 Rochambeau Bridge with a construction barge and crew actively working in Lake Zoar. The area is historically not a no wake zone. Prior to construction, it was a two channel crossing. Currently, boaters are warned of the......

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Lake Zoar Authority

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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, & Southbury) tasked with the goals of improving water quality and promoting safe boating on the lake.

Lake Zoar Authority

Lake Zoar Authority

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UPDATE: RESCHEDULED FOR 6-23-21 LAKE ZOAR TREATMENT NOTICE: HERBICIDE APPLICATION NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT SCHEDULING LAKE ZOAR MONROE, NEWTOWN, OXFORD, SOUTHBURY https://lakezoarauthority.org/2021/06/09/lake-zoar-treatment-notice-herbicide-application-scheduled-for-6-15-21/ In accordance with CT DEEP, Pesticide Division notification requirements, selected areas of Lake Zoar will be chemically treated with Reward (Diquat) herbicide and and Copper Sulfate, targeting control the aquatic nuisance plants Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed. The first annual treatment is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Prior to treatment, the lake shoreline (in the treatment areas and at public access sites) will be posted with printed signs in accordance with DEEP requirements. The shorelines of treated areas will be posted with signs that list the following temporary water use restrictions to be imposed in treated areas: swimming, boating, and fishing, no restrictions; no use of treated lake water for drinking purposes for 3 days, no use of treated lake water for livestock consumption for 1 day, no use of treated lake water for irrigation for 3 days. These temporary water use restrictions apply only to the areas treated and affected by treatment. The chemical application is being conducted by the State licensed firm, SOLitude Lake Management, of 590 Lake Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, Tel. (508) 865-1000.…