Dog Pond, CT


Dog Pond

Town(s): Goshen CT
County: Litchfield

Size: 66 acres
Average Depth: 5 feet
Maximum Depth: 11 feet

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

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Dog Pond is located in Goshen and is a natural lake in the Housatonic River Drainage Basin. Its water level raised slightly by an earthen dam. The watershed is 2,090 acres of mostly undeveloped woods and wetland with a moderate level of agricultural and some residential development. It is fed by the West Branch of the .Bantam River and by Peat Swamp from the north. It drains southeast into the West Branch Bantam River. The shoreline is mostly wooded with some residential development on the western shore. . The northern shore is undeveloped marshland.

The transparency of the lake is fair with visibility of 6-7 ft. in summer. The bottom of the lake consists of mud. Fishing should be fair for largemouth bass and bullheads. There are plenty of small pickerel and pan-fish to be caught, but few large ones.

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

Fishing Comments: Fishing should be fair for largemouth and bullheads.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, White Sucker

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the eastern shore. Facilities at the launch include a gravel ramp and parking for 4 cars. Take Rte. 63, Rte. 4. West for 0.7 miles, left on West St. for 0.75 miles, right on Town Hill Rd. for 0.6 miles, launch is on right.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 75-100%