Lake Chaffe

Lake Chaffee was formed from a small pond and surrounding swamp when an earthen dam/levee was installed sometime prior to 1934. The community is comprised of about 700 lots and presently fewer than 260 Lake Chaffee property owners.

  • The best kept secret in Connecticut
    A private lake community.
  • 54 Acres and 8,400 feet of shoreline
    856 feet above sea level
    A mean depth of 6 feet.

Latest News

Message from the Board

Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays to All!!

The next regular meeting of the LCIA Board will be held on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30PM in Chaffee Hall. Please feel free to come and bring any issues or concerns to the attention of the board members during the Public Comments section of the meeting. Once the agenda for the meeting is finalized it will be available at this link.

Winter is a quiet time here at the lake. The best news is that the playscape, which will be placed in the field at the far end of Chaffee Hall, has been ordered and should arrive by early December. The boxes will be stored inside the hall until spring. At that time, a work group will be formed to assemble the long awaited addition to the lake. In the meantime, we anticipate the preperation of the area where the playscape will be installed so construction can start as soon as the weather is warm enough and a crew can be gathered. If you would be interested in being involved in this endeavor, please contact Mary Griffin via her email,

Some may have noticed that the fence at Main Beach has been moved further from the road. This will provide a few more parking spaces for residents who do not have direct access to the lake. The Free Library will be repositioned inside the fenced in area for safe and easy access.

We are still looking for volunteers to chair the following committees: Roads, Beaches, Dam. Anyone who might be interested in finding out more about these roles should contact Marty Connors, President of the LCIA Board. This is a one year commitment and the board members are always willing to help out any chairperson as needed. Please consider becoming involved.

If at any time you have questions about what is acceptable here at Lake Chaffee, you may refer to the Ordinances here on this site, or contact one of the Board Members. These regulations have been created by the board and voted on by members at the time of their implimentation. They are in place to keep Lake Chaffee a safe and enjoyable place for all.

State of the Lake

We are having a nice variety of winged visitors to the lake as they make their way to warmer weather. Hooded and common mergansers, mallards and ducks have been seen, along with our bald eagle who seems to be sticking around for now.

As the temperatures drop, and the ice begins to form, we caution everyone to be safe out there on the lake. Fluctuations in temperature and in depth of the water can cause some areas to be unsafe for walking, skiing or skating. Be certain that the thickness is sufficient to support you before venturing out.

Upcoming Things to Do at the Lake

ANNUAL Membership Meetings – Please join us at the hall
June - Sunday June 25th @ 11am
July - Sunday July 21st @ 11am
August - Sunday August 18th @ 11am

Recurring News of Interest

Monthly LCIA Meetings

The monthly meetings are being held in person at Chaffee hall, however if Covid resurfaces as a threat they may be held virtually via conference calls. For information on how to participate in these meetings click here. If you have topics to discuss please do let the board know ahead and also check the hall bulletin board for information regarding where/how the meeting will be held each month. We do want to hear from you!

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