Park Pond, CT


Park Pond

Town(s): Winchester CT
County: Litchfield

Size: 82 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 17 feet

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

Park Pond is located in the town of Winchester and is an artificial impoundment within the Housatonic River Drainage Basin. The dam, originally created for industrial use, was rebuilt in the 1980s and is now owned by the state. The watershed is 299 acres of mostly undeveloped woods and wetland with some agricultural and residential development. It is fed from the northwest by a wetland stream and drains southeast into the East Branch Naugatuck River. The shoreline is mostly wooded with a moderate number of homes clustered on the northwestern shore neat the boat ramp. Two summer camps and a beach are located on the southern shore.

The transparency of the lake is clear to the bottom in the summer time. The bottom of the lake consists of rock, sand, gravel and organic muck. The fishing in the lake should be fair to good for bass, yellow perch, sunfish and rock bass and fair to poor for other species.

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

Fishing Comments: Should be fair to good for bass, yellow perch, and sunfish.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the northern end. Facilities include a paved ramp, parking for 12 cars, and chemical toilets (seasonal). From Rte. 44, take Rte. 263 west for 6.5 miles, left on Blue St., launch is on left.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: 25-50%