West Thompson Lake

Pleasing views from the dam offer sightseers and photographers a panoramic view of the area. Explore the biodiversity of nature on the lake and trails. Fishermen love this 200-acre lake created by impounding the Quinebaug River. The seasonal campground offers some sites with water and electricity. The 18-hole disc golf course is very popular. Hiking trails, boating, canoeing, restrooms with showers, and group picnic shelters are included in the amenities. Interpretive programs. Snowmobile use is permitted in winter.

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West Thompson Dam

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property Learn and follow all of the rules, regulations and safety measures for hunting and trapping in CT & MA. Each State’s website has all…

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Fabyan Canoe Launch

This segment is within the West Thompson Lake project boundaries of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This segment is about 5 miles long with moving water (but no rapids), flat water, extensive wildlife habitat, and no portages. It is an excellent three-hour outing for paddlers who are comfortable with moving water. Take-out: West Thompson Lake Boat Ramp.

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Quaddick State Park Red Loop Trail

A water-oriented park used by swimmers, fishermen, and boaters. Boating, field sports, freshwater fishing, ice skating, picnicking, swimming, hiking, letterboxing, youth group camping and hunting. Facilities include restrooms, picnic shelters and tables, changing houses and a boat launch.

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Thompson Historical Society & Ellen Larned Memorial Building

The Ellen Larned Memorial Museum houses a permanent exhibit featuring panels with photographs and information on the ten villages of Thompson. New this year is a special Civil War exhibit featuring the men of Thompson who fought in the war. On display will be artifacts and the uniform worn by the union soldiers.

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West Thompson Lake Campground

West Thompson Lake Campground offers 24 campsites (11 basic sites, 11 premium sites with electrical and water hookups, and 2 lean-to shelters). Families will enjoy nature programs, hiking trails, children’s play area and horseshoe pit. A public boat ramp allows access to the 200-acre lake for boating and fishing. Reservations: www.recreation.gov. Sites: 24

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West Thompson Lake Shoreline Trail

Pleasing views from the dam offer sightseers and photographers a panoramic view of the area. Explore the biodiversity of nature on the lake and trails. Fishermen love this 200-acre lake created by impounding the Quinebaug River. The seasonal campground offers some sites with water and electricity. The 18-hole disc golf course is very popular. Hiking trails, boating, canoeing, restrooms with showers, and group picnic shelters are included in the amenities. Interpretive programs. Snowmobile use is permitted in winter.

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West Thompson Lake

Bass fishermen love this 200-acre lake created by impounding the Quinebaug River. The seasonal campground offers some sites with water and electricity. The 18-hole disc golf course is very popular. Hiking trails, boating, canoeing, restrooms with showers, and group picnic shelters are included in the amenities. Interpretive programs. Snowmobile use is permitted in winter.

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