Bantam Lake Article

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Bantam Lake
Bantam Lake, Morris CT.jpg
Bantam Lake
LocationBorder of Morris, Connecticut and Litchfield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°42′11″N 73°13′26″W / 41.703°N 73.224°W / 41.703; -73.224
BANTAM LAKE Latitude and Longitude:

41°42′11″N 73°13′26″W / 41.703°N 73.224°W / 41.703; -73.224
Type lake
Surface area947 acres (383 ha)

Bantam Lake is the 947-acre (3.83 km2) [1] largest natural lake in Connecticut, located in the towns of Morris and Litchfield. Much of the land at the northern end of the lake, including the peninsula of Marsh Point, is protected by the White Memorial Foundation and home to a wide array of bird species. [2] It is lined by campgrounds, [3] camps for kids and has facilities for various water sports. [4] The lake also has two public beaches, Morris Town Beach [5] and Sandy Beach. [6]

It is home to the Bantam Lake Ski Club, [7] the oldest, continuously operating water ski club in the United States, as well as the Litchfield Hills Rowing Club [8] which offers Summer and Fall (high school) and Masters programs.


  1. ^ "Bantam Lake Boat Launch". State of Connecticut. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Bantam Lake". Connecticut Office of Tourism. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  3. ^ "White Memorial Foundation Family Campgrounds". White Memorial Conservation Center, Inc. Archived from the original on 29 August 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
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  5. ^ "Town of Morris Connecticut". Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  6. ^ "Bantam Lake Protective Association – Connecticut's Largest Natural Lake". Retrieved 2016-09-15.
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