Is Saville Dam open to public?

Is Saville Dam open to public?

The road over the dam with scenic views is a public road, open 24/7. There are areas on the dam itself and at either end where you might pull over and treat yourself to some of its natural beauty.

Can you swim in the Barkhamsted Reservoir?

Stanclift Cove is a public swim area jointly operated by the Towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. It is located on Route 318 in Barkhamsted, CT. Beach Passes are required for entry to the Cove.

Can you walk around Barkhamsted Reservoir?

Barkhamsted has approximately 130 miles of hiking options on 34 different trail combinations. Distance is in total miles from your car. Feet vertical is the total hike up and downhill.

Why is Saville Dam closed?

BARKHAMSTED —Due to various problems of crowds of people parking at Saville Dam, parking at the dam has been closed indefinitely. The parking lots were overfilled and people were not social distancing. They were parking on the road which created a traffic problem.”

How long is Nepaug reservoir?

approximately two miles
The Nepaug Reservoir is approximately two miles (3.2 km) long from north to south and approximately one mile (1.6 km) wide from east to west.

Why is the Saville Dam in Barkhamsted closed?

One of my most favorite spots for decades, and due to the pandemic, the people in charge shut it down. Now that everything has opened back up, keeping the parking areas closed just shows how absolutely lazy and inconsiderate these people are to the public, and how unsafe their thought process actually is.

What’s the name of the lake in Barkhamsted CT?

Just kidding Barkhamsted is a great town. But being able to enjoy the waters and scenery of lower portion of the Barkhamsted Reservoir is a huge enhancement. This lower body of water is known as Lake McDonough and is managed and maintained by the MDC (Metropolitan District Commission).

What do you need to know about Saville Dam?

Pass it on. Esp. to your reps and senators. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. So, you’re driving through the Connecticut countryside on a nice afternoon. Lo and behold, you come around the bend and a vast reservoir stretches to your right on the horizon.

Why was the Saville Dam shut down in CT?

Just another way the state of CT doesn’t care about people, and takes away freedoms from the public under fake excuses. One of my most favorite spots for decades, and due to the pandemic, the people in charge shut it down.

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