- Lake Waramaug can be accessed at Lake Waramaug State Park.
- Visitors can rent kayaks and canoes at Lake Waramaug State Park (Seasonal).
- The Shepaug River runs directly through Steep Rock Preserve and Hidden Valley Preserve. Non-motorized boats can enter the river at a number of locations marked on their trail maps (when the water is high enough).
- Address: Lake Waramaug and Shepaug River
Washington offers some of the best water sports in Connecticut as it is home to two major bodies of water, Lake Waramaug and the Shepaug River. Due to its tranquility and picturesque setting, Lake Waramaug has become a popular place to swim, kayak, canoe, and paddleboard. Visitors are also welcome to bring their boats on the lake in order to fish or to simply cruise around its boundaries. For those who are more experienced in kayaking and canoeing, the Shepaug River is a great alternative to Lake Waramaug. Its bouncy waves and quiet pools offer a more a challenging, but still enjoyable route for visitors. In fact, people can take advantage of the river’s different water variations and tube down it when the weather is pleasant.