Long Pond, CT

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Long Pond


Town(s): Ledyard CT, North Stonington CT
County: New London

Size: 109 acres
Average Depth: 18 feet
Maximum Depth: 69 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: Lake is restricted to 5 MPH max!
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Long Pond is located in the towns of Ledyard and North Stonington. It is a natural lake within the Southeast Coastal Drainage Basin. A dam constructed on the outlet has raised the water level by 12 ft. The resulting impoundment has two deep basins separated by a shallow area ( 6ft.) and a third shallow basin ( 23.0 acres) to the east that is accessible by small boats through a culvert under Lantern Hill Brook. The watershed is 2,918 acres of mostly undeveloped woods and wetland; however, a casino complex is increasing the proportion of developed land. The lake is fed by Lantern Hill Brook, Silex Brook and three other small brooks and drains south into a march that fees into Whitford Pond, Whitford Brook and the Mystic River. The shoreline is heavily developed with residences.

The transparency of the lake is clear with visibility of 12 ft. in the summer. The bottom of the lake consists of sand, gravel, rubble and boulders in shoal areas and organic muck in deeper areas. The fishing should be good to excellent for trout, good for largemouth bass and fair for other species. A good spot to catch a trophy- size bass or an occasional holdover brown trout.

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

Fishing Comments: A good spot to catch a trophy-size bass or an occasional holdover brown trout.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boar launch is located on the eastern shore at the northern end of the lake. Facilities at the site include a paved ramp and parking for 35 cars. From Rte. 2, take Rte. 214 south, bear left onto Lantern Hill Rd., launch is 1.5 miles on right.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Shoreline Development: 50-75%