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Wethersfield Cove Boating

533 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 721-2890

The Wethersfield Cove boat launch is located in Old Wethersfield. Wethersfield Cove is a prime recreational, boating and fishing resource for the town. It is bordered by the Wethersfield Cove Yacht Club, a number of private homes, many of them historic, the Solomon Welles House, the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Folly Brook Natural Preserve. The boat launch area includes a docks and moorings in the Cove and a boat launch with access to the Connecticut River. Tender cleats and mooring rentals are available Memorial Day through Columbus Day weather permitting. Register in person beginning in January. Copy of valid boat registration and proof of insurance required. Contact Parks & Recreation for registration information.

Fee Schedule for Cove Boat Launch

  Resident Non-Resident
Tender Cleat Rental $75 $100
Town Mooring Rental $125 $200
Season Launching Permit (includes jet skis) $100 $150
Single Launch Pass $10 $20
Overnight Parking $7 $15

The Wethersfield Harbor Management Commission

The Commission was established by the Wethersfield Town Council on August 1, 2011 for the purpose of ensuring the safe, proper and responsible use of the navigable waters comprising the area located in or contiguous to the waters of the town, including Wethersfield Cove. The Commission meets the fourth Thursday of every month (third Thursday in November and December) at 7 p.m. usually at Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. The Harbor Management Commission has developed a Harbor Management Plan for the Wethersfield Cove. The plan is designed to assist the Town in protecting its marine, historic and sensitive natural resources found along its harbor and shore coastal waters. This plan has been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Wethersfield Town Council.