Lake Saltonstall (Connecticut)

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Lake Saltonstall
Lake Saltonstall RWA Trail.jpg
Lake Saltonstall and the RWA trail on the east side of the lake.
Location Branford / East Haven, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates 41°17′42″N 72°50′46″W / 41.2951°N 72.8462°W / 41.2951; -72.8462Coordinates: 41°17′42″N 72°50′46″W / 41.2951°N 72.8462°W / 41.2951; -72.8462
Basin countries United States
Surface area 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2)
Average depth 41 feet (12 m)
Max. depth 113 feet (34 m)

Lake Saltonstall is a long narrow lake located in south-central Connecticut. It covers an area of approximately 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2) and is nestled in the center of the trap rock Saltonstall Mountain. The lake is surrounded by forest and serves as part of the local water supply for surrounding towns.

The lake and the area around it is owned by the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, a company which also regulates fishing and rents boats. Private boats are not allowed.

Interstate 95 runs across the southern edge of the lake, connecting the towns of East Haven, Connecticut and Branford, Connecticut.

Lake Saltonstall's maximum depth does not exceed 113 feet (34 m) and its mean depth is 41 feet (12 m).