of the lake and other citizens in the Town of Thompson use Quaddick
Lake as a recreational resource and fish/wildlife habitat.
Additionally, people from other towns and states access the lake via
the State Park beach and boat ramp. The lake also hosts a summer camp
program and several fundraising activities each year.
Quaddick Lake Association was formed in 1980. The
mission is to protect and preserve the water quality of Quaddick Lake
through monitoring and proactive intervention and to
address the concerns of the homeowners and residents of the lake as
well as others who enjoy Quaddick Lake's tree-lined views, swimming in
its cool reservoir and boating & fishing on its nearly 2 miles
of open water.
It is not
responsibility of the Association to define or enforce regulations. Activities
on and around Quaddick lake, as with all lakes in Connecticut, are
by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.
The regulations are designed to make using the lake an enjoyable and
safe activity for all residents and visitors to the state and to
protect vital environmental resources. When boating, the U.S.
Inland Navigation Rules apply on Quaddick Lake. A Connecticut Safe
Boating Certificate is required for all persons operating a boat on
Quaddick Lake and boats of all types are required to display a
registration number, if registered by Connecticut or any state, and a
validation sticker from the State of Connecticut. A wide variety of
activities are prohibited at landings and docks on Quaddick Lake by
Section 26-16-1 of the Department of Environmental Protection
of these regulations can be viewed at the DEP website. Anyone can report a safety concern or
violation to the CT Envionmental Conservation Police 24 hours a day at
Association is a non-profit organization that obtains its operating
budget through membership dues. This budget is supplemented with member
donations and project specific grants from organizations, like the
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the Town of
Thompson, aimed at improving the environment and quality of life in the
may become a member of the Association by filing a membership
application and by paying the membership dues provided that such
individual owns property abutting Quaddick Lake. Ownership shall
include an interest in land or buildings that have permanent easement
or rights of way to the lake and include an interest in land or
buildings, including mobile homes, whether on leased land or land owned
by the member. Associate membership without voting rights is available
to interested tenants or lessees or members of the family of regular
dues are $25 per voting member and may be made by cash, check or money
order. To apply for Association membership, please complete this electronic
form (Adobe PDF), print and mail
it along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
PO Box 408
Thompson, CT 06277
Your receipt and membership
will be returned in the provided envelope.