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Anderson Pond


Town(s): North Stonington CT
County: New London
Local Name: Blue Lake

Size: 57 acres
Average Depth: 6 feet
Maximum Depth: 8 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Anderson Pond ( Blue Lake) is located in North Stonington. It is a small artificial impoundment of Ashwillet Brook in the Thames River Drainage Basin. The watershed is 982 acres of mostly undeveloped woods and wetland with some residential development. The pond is fed by drains into Ashwillet Brook which runs north into Billings Brook, a tributary of Pachaug Pond. A small wetland stream also feeds the pond from the northwest.

The eastern shore is entirely developed with residencies. The western shore is wooded with a few homes set back from the water’s edge. The transparency of the lake is turbid with a tea colored visibility up to 5 feet in the summer. The bottom of the lake consists of mud and organic ooze.

The lake is reportedly fair for catching largemouth bass, chain pickerel, black crappie, yellow perch, sunfish and bullhead.

Water Quality: Treated Annually, No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Fishing is fair.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the southern shore. Facilities at the launch include a gravel ramp and parking for 8 cars. Take Exit 85 off I-395, Rte. 138 east, right on Rte. 201 for 3.5 miles past the intersection with Rte. 165, right on Lakeside Dr., launch is on right.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 25-50%

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Definitions: Kettle Pond
Aquatic Vegetation
 
Links: CT DEP Boating Guide
CT Anglers Guide
The CT Federation of Lakes
CT Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP)
CT Lake Maps
Invasive Aquatic Plants of CT