Little Pond, CT

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Little Pond


Town(s): Thompson CT
County: Windham
Local Name: Schoolhouse Pond

Size: 65 acres
Average Depth: 7 feet
Maximum Depth: 14 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis
Swimming: Unknown

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Little Pond is located in Thompson and is a natural lake within the Thames River Drainage Basin. The watershed is 477 acres of mostly agricultural land with some residential development and undeveloped wetland. The pond is fed by surface runoff, a small wetland stream from the south, and bottom springs. It is the headwater of the Fivemile River, which eventually flows into the Quinebaug River. The shoreline is heavily developed with residences around its entire length.

The transparency of the lake is turbid with visibility reduced to 3 ft. by an algal bloom. The fishing should be fair for trout in the spring. Fishing is also reportedly fair for largemouth bass, chain pickerel, and yellow perch.

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

Fishing Comments: Should be fair for trout in the spring.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch

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 site include a gravel boat ramp suitable for small boats, and parking for six cars. Take Exit 100 off I-395, east on Wilsonville Rd., left on Rte 193, right on Sand Dam Rd., first right on Jezierski Lane, launch is 0.7 miles on right.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: 25-50%