Summer is finally here!  And unless you are fortunate enough to have a private beach, you may be wondering where you can get your toes in some sand. 

Most of the private associations/communities on Candlewood Lake have recreation facilities for community residents and their guests – ranging from a dock, a beach, swim area, or a pool.  In addition, there are town beaches and a state park.  Please note it is recommended you check with the respective beach/town before you go to confirm open dates/times.

Squantz Pond State Park


Memorial Day – Labor Day
8am – 6:30pm
Weekdays: $9 CT residents/$15 non-residents
Weekends: $13 CT residents/$23 non-residents
Fees discounted after 4pm
178 Shortwoods Road, New Fairfield, CT


New Fairfield Town Park

NF Beach

Memorial Day – Labor Day
10:30am – 6pm
Town Residents & Guests only
Individual season pass $45
Family season pass $95
180 Route 39, New Fairfield
Call Parks & Recreation for info 203-312-5633


Sherman Town Park


Memorial Day – Labor Day
Town Residents & Guests only
Passes are available in the Parks & Recreation Office at the Sherman School on all Saturdays in June from 9-12
Sawmill Road, Sherman, CT


New Milford – Lynn Deming Park

New Milford

Memorial Day – Labor Day
Open 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset each day
Day Passes available at Parks & Recreation office: $15 per day/pp for town residents, $20 per day/pp for non-residents
134 Candlewood Lake Road North, New Milford, CT


Brookfield Town Beach


June 16 – August 28*
M – F 10:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday 11am – 6:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Season Pass – Residents Only: Individual $70, Family $95 – available at Parks & Recreation office only
Daily Pass – Residents Only: $7 per person, purchase at gate
Guests $7 per guest (must be accompanied by resident, purchase at gate)
Children under 2 & persons over 65 are free
460 Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield, CT

*Please refer to for late season open dates and hours


Danbury – Candlewood Town Park


Season Pass – Residents Only: Adult $25; Student/Child $10
Daily Pass – Resident: Adult $10; Student/Child $2
Daily Pass – Non-Resident: Adult $18; Children $12
Children (resident and non-resident) under age 2 FREE
36 Hayestown Road, Danbury, CT


A limited number of passes are sold for Resident access to Brookfield Town Park, located at 460 Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield

Individual Pass – $100
Family Pass – $195
Passes must be purchased at Brookfield Parks & Rec Department in Room 210 of Brookfield Town Hall, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield. Hours are 8:30-4:30 M-F