Lakes in the Watershed

Watershed Map 30 MRWA

Find out more about the lakes and ponds within the 30 Mile River Watershed:

ANDROSCOGGIN LAKE

Town(s): Wayne/Leeds

Acres: 4020

Mean Depth: 15 feet

Max Depth: 38 feet

Public Boat Launch: A public boat launch is located on Rt. 133 in Wayne.

Fishery: Androscoggin Lake fishing

Lake Association: Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation

Water Quality: Androscoggin Lake water quality report

Did you know? Lothrop Island on Androscoggin Lake is also known as Black Sand Island.

BASIN POND

Town(s): Fayette

Acres: 33 Acres

Mean Depth: 42 feet

Max Depth: 106 feet

Public Boat Launch: Hand carry launch site

Fishery: Basin Pond fishing

Lake Association: Basin-David-Tilton Ponds Association

Water Quality: Basin Pond water quality report

Did you know? Basin Pond was chemically reclaimed in 1955 to remove unwanted species that are competitors with trout.  Three undesirable fish species have now become re-established and will compromise trout growth.

BLACK POND

Town(s): Vienna

Acres: 30 Acres

Mean Depth: 17 feet

Max Depth: 38 feet

Public Boat Launch: There is no vehicle access to Black Pond, but there is a foot trail that runs along the outlet stream.

Fishery: Black Pond fishing

Did you know? The lack of dissolved oxygen in the cool water, coupled with the large population of competing species, makes brook trout stocking unrealistic.

BONNY POND

Town(s): Leeds, Monmouth

Acres: 15

Public Boat Launch: None

BOODY POND

Town(s): Vienna

Acres: 13

Mean Depth: 4 feet

Max Depth: 12 feet

Public Boat Launch: Access to this pond is via a four-wheel drive vehicle off the Kimball Pond Road. A canoe is best suited to this pond.

Fishery: Boody Pond fishing

Lake Association: Kimball Pond Association

Water Quality: Boody Pond water quality report

Did you know? The beavers that frequent the pond increase the water level and make large areas of bog where the dead trunks of trees stand as sentinels.

CRANBERRY POND

Town(s): Fayette

Acres: 17

Public Boat Launch: None

DAVID POND

Town(s): Chesterville, Fayette

Acres: 302

Mean Depth: 15 feet

Max Depth: 37 feet

Public Boat Launch: None

Fishery: David Pond fishing

Lake Association: Basin-David-Tilton Ponds Association

Water Quality: David Pond water quality report

Did you know? Anglers catch the occasional brook trout or splake as result of drop downs from Basin Pond, which is stocked annually.

DAVIS POND

Town(s): Vienna

Acres: 18

Mean Depth: 10 feet

Max Depth: 37 feet

Public Boat Launch: None

Fishery: Davis Pond fishing

ECHO LAKE

Town(s): Fayette, Mt. Vernon, Readfield

Acres: 1109

Mean Depth: 21 feet

Max Depth: 117 feet

Public Boat Launch: A boat launch facility with ample parking is located on the north shore in West Mt Vernon off State Route #41.

Fishery: Echo Lake fishing

Lake Association: Echo Lake Association

Water Quality: Echo Lake water quality report

Did you know? Echo Lake is one of the few central Maine lakes with a natural reproducing lake trout population.

FLYING POND

Town(s): Vienna, Mt. Vernon

Acres: 403

Mean Depth: 27 feet

Max Depth: 80 feet

Public Boat Launch: A Public boat ramp to Flying Pond is located along State Route 41.

Fishery: Flying Pond fishing

Lake Association: Flying Pond Improvement Association

Water Quality: Flying Pond water quality report

Did you know? A program to bolster the smelt population was very successful and now the lake maintains one of the highest smelt populations in the region.

HALES POND

Town(s): Fayette

Acres: 76

Mean Depth: 14 feet

Max Depth: 50 feet

Public Boat Launch: None

Fishery: Hales Pond fishing

HOPKINS POND

Town(s): Mt. Vernon

Acres: 25

Mean Depth: 13 feet

Max Depth: 22 feet

Public Boat Launch: Access via Taylor Pond and Hopkins Stream or Minnehonk Lake (in high water conditions).

Fishery: Hopkins Pond fishing

Lake Association: Greater Minnehonk Lake Association

Water Quality: Hopkins Pond water quality report

Did you know? Hopkins Pond is a small pond formed on the outlet of Minnehonk Lake, merely a wide spot in the stream.

KIMBALL POND

Town(s): Vienna

Acres: 56

Mean Depth: 10 feet

Max Depth: 19 feet

Public Boat Launch: A small unimproved boat launch and parking area are located off the Kimball Pond Road. This launch facility is best suited for very small boats, canoes, and kayaks.

Fishery: Kimball Pond fishing

Lake Association: Kimball Pond Association

Water Quality: Kimball Pond water quality report

Did you know? A stream fronts Kimball and Boody ponds, running southward, and emptying into Flying Pond, furnishes the chief water-power in the town.

LOVEJOY POND

Town(s): Fayette, Readfield, Wayne

Acres: 379

Mean Depth: 16 feet

Max Depth: 22 feet

Public Boat Launch: None

Fishery: Lovejoy Pond fishing

Lake Association: Lovejoy Pond Improvement Association

Water Quality: Lovejoy Pond water quality report

Did you know? Continued fishing and harvest of white perch is encouraged to prevent the population from becoming over abundant and stunted.

MILL POND

Town(s): Mt. Vernon

Acres: 20

Mean Depth: 8 feet

Public Boat Launch: None

Fishery: Mill Pond fishing

Did you know? Mill Pond is a small shallow pond created when a dam was constructed on the stream by the landowner.

MINNEHONK LAKE

Town(s): Mt. Vernon

Acres: 85

Mean Depth: 32 feet

Max Depth: 73 feet

Public Boat Launch: Public boat launch and swimming area in Mt. Vernon Village.

Fishery: Minnehonk Lake fishing

Lake Association: Greater Minnehonk Lake Association

Water Quality: Minnehonk Lake water quality report

Did you know? Splake, a brook trout/lake trout hybrid, were introduced in 1981 and now support a popular fishery, particularly during the winter.

PARKER POND

Town(s): Fayette, Vienna

Acres: 1524

Mean Depth: 31 feet

Max Depth: 76 feet

Public Boat Launch: Boat access to Parker is gained via an undeveloped launch at the north end of the pond.

Fishery: Parker Pond fishing

Lake Association: Parker Pond Association

Water Quality: Parker Pond water quality report

Did you know? A 16-inch minimum legal length limit on salmon and a one month ice fishing season were established in 1984.

PICKEREL POND

Town(s): Wayne

Acres: 128

Public Boat Launch: None

Fishery: Pickerel Pond fishing

Lake Association: Pocasset Lake Association

Water Quality: Pickerel Pond water quality report

POCASSET LAKE

Town(s): Wayne

Acres: 605

Mean Depth: 16 feet

Max Depth: 20 feet

Public Boat Launch: None

Fishery: Pocasset Lake fishing

Lake Association: Pocasset Lake Association

Water Quality: Pocasset Lake water quality report

Did you know? Past stockings of brown trout in the lake have been unsuccessful.

TAYLOR POND

Town(s): Mt. Vernon

Acres: 66

Mean Depth: 5 feet

Max Depth: 15 feet

Public Boat Launch: A boat launch is maintained on the southeast side of the pond in West Mount Vernon, near the dam and the “Chimney.”

Fishery: Taylor Pond fishing

Lake Association: Echo Lake Association

Did you know? Historically, white perch were restricted from moving upstream of Echo Lake by the dam at Taylor Pond. Although this dam remains a barrier to fish passage, white perch have since been found in waters farther upstream.

TILTON POND

Town(s): Fayette

Acres: 116

Mean Depth: 19 feet

Max Depth: 44 feet

Public Boat Launch: A carry in boat site is owned and maintained by the Department of Conservation. This site is located on the southeast shore off route 17.

Fishery: Tilton Pond fishing

Lake Association: Basin-David-Tilton Ponds Association

Water Quality: Tilton Pond water quality report

Did you know? Smelt eggs were transferred in the 1980’s in hopes of establishing a population that could support a commercial harvest. The tributaries are closed to smelt dipping.

WHITTIER POND

Town(s): Vienna

Acres: 42

Mean Depth: 9 feet

Mad Depth: 22 feet

Public Boat Launch: None

Fishery: Whittier Pond fishing

Water Quality: WhittierPond water quality report

Did you know? Although Whittier Pond is a relatively small and shallow, it still provides good habitat for brook trout.