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

Messages from the Board

Come one, come all! The Lake Chaffee Improvement Association Summer Kickoff will be held on Saturday, June 10th from 6-9:30PM at Lake Chaffee Hall. Hot dogs, burgers, and soda provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. BYOB. Cost is $10 per person. Contact Mary Griffin at with any questions. Start the summer by getting to know your new neighbors or catching up with old friends.

The monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30 in Chaffee Hall. As always members are welcome to come, share their insights and concerns, and observe the board member discussions. The agenda will be posted a day or two before the meeting.

Mark your calendars for the first Membership Meeting of the summer on Sunday, June 25th at 11:00AM at Chaffee Hall. This will be the 2023-2024 Budget Meeting. It is imperative that we have the necessary turnout to vote on the proposed budget.

In addition, save the dates for the July 16th Election of Officers, and the August 30th General Meeting. Come to these meetings to get to know the volunteers on the Board and have your voice heard.

As the summer season begins, we wish for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time here at beautiful Lake Chaffee.

State of the Lake

With spring and warmer weather arrival we have begun to see migrating merganser ducks and the return of a few geese. We will be monitoring the goose population to determine what steps will be taken to maintain a number that will not negatively impact the lake or our community. Any appropriate steps that members can take to discourage nesting will be greatly appreciated.

As you begin to get back on the water, please be aware that there has been some tree damage on the islands. Take care to be cautious as you explore them and notify the board if you notice any areas of safety concern. Steps will be taken soon to remove the tree that has fallen near the access to Swing Islan

Upcoming Things to Do at the Lake

6/10/23 - LCIA Summer Kickoff 6-9:30PM Lake Chaffee Hall. See details above.

ANNUAL Membership Meetings – Please join us at the hall
June - Sunday June 25th @ 11am
July - Sunday July 16th @ 11am
August - Sunday August 20th @ 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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