Mount Tom Pond, CT


Mount Tom Pond

Town(s): Litchfield CT, Morris CT, Washington CT
County: Litchfield

Size: 56 acres
Average Depth: 21 feet
Maximum Depth: 46 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Mount Tom Pond is located in the towns of Litchfield, Morris and Washington. It is a natural pond within the Housatonic River Drainage Basin. It is a glacial kettle pond that is relatively deep with a small surface area. The watershed is 701 acres of agricultural land and undeveloped forest. It is fed by surface runoff and by a small wetland stream from the north. It drains to the east into a small stream that feeds into the Bantam River. The shoreline is mostly wooed with a moderate level of residential development. A 350 yd. stretch of the southeastern shore is within Mount Tom State Park. Route 202 abuts the northwestern shore for 500 yards.

The transparency of the lake is clear with visibility of 13-15 ft. in summer. The bottom of the lake consists of gravel, rubble and mud. The fishing should be excellent for sunfish, rock bass and stocked trout with some chance for a holdover trout; and good for perch and small bass.

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

Fishing Comments: Should be excellent for smaller fish.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: A state-owned access site is located within Mount Tom State Park on the southeastern shore. Facilities at the park include an access site suitable for car-top boats, parking for 9 cars, picniking, swimming, and seasonal toilets. A parking fee is charged from Memorial Day through Labor Day. From Rte. 209, take Rte. 202 west for 3 miles, left on Mount Tom Rd. for 0.2 miles, left on Mount Tom State Park Rd., access is 0.25 miles on left.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 25-50%