About Candlewood Lake
Candlewood Lake is the largest lake in Connecticut and it is bordered by five towns: Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman. The Connecticut Light & Power built a hydroelectric dam and flooded the area, so technically, this lake isn’t a natural beauty, but it is still a beautiful lake and an awesome recreational lake. Visitors enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, bird watching and more. There’s a public boat launch here, plus a small beach.
This lake is known as a good bass fishing lake with largemouth bass and smallmouth bass available. It’s also a good lake for trout and a variety of panfish. Take a look at our Candlewood Lake Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.
See How It Ranks
|Candlewood Lake||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.75||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.5||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||0.75||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|