Swimming in Groton

 & Groton State Forest


Public access is available to most of lakes and ponds in Groton State Forest and these are described in Ponds and Lakes of Groton State Forest.  A public swimming beach is maintained with a large picnic area on Lake Groton at Boulder Beach State Park.  There are also campersí only swimming beaches within Rickers Pond, Stillwater and Kettle Pond State Parks.


Visibility on Groton and Peacham Ponds  When swimming in open waters on these bodies, because of the requirement to be visible to power boat operators, be sure you are accompanied by a boat, canoe or kayak with people wearing highly visible clothes or hats. 



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