Crystal Lake is located in the towns of Ellington and Stafford. The lake has an area of approx. 200 acres, with a maximum depth of 50 feet (15.2 meters) and a mean depth of 20 feet (6 meters). The deepest water is located in the center of the lake. Principally it is fed by Aborn Brook, located at the south end, and the outlet dam is located at the north end of the lake. The ratio of water inflow rate is such that the water in the lake is replaced about once every year.

The State of Connecticut operates a boat launch located on the West Shore Drive located on the west side of the lake, off Route 30. There are a limited number of parking spaces available for cars with trailers near the ramp. A sanitary facility is located at the parking lot. Sail boats can enjoy ‘quiet time’ on Sundays throughout the summer when the maximum speed for boats is reduced to five (5) mph between the hours of 12 noon and 3 pm.

There are no public boat docking, restaurant or sanitary facilities located on the lake. Food can be purchased at two locations on Rt 30 a short distance from the boat ramp.

For fishermen a bait and tackle shop is located on Sandy Beach Road (Rt 140).

Crystal Lake is a Special Trout Management Lake.

The best baits for this lake

LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6

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Big Bite Baits Craws & Creatures Chick Magnet Swirl Kamikaze Swimon

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Lifted Jigs Jig Heads Iball Jigheads

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Strike King Finesse baits Dirt Perfect Plastic Finesse Worm

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XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack

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Big Bite Baits Panfish baits Alewife Crappie Thumper

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