Uncas Pond, CT

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Uncas Pond


Town(s): Lyme CT
County: New London
Local Name: Uncas Lake

Size: 69 acres
Average Depth: 24 feet
Maximum Depth: 39 feet

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



Uncas Pond is located in the town of Lyme and is a natural lake within the Connecticut River Drainage Basin. The watershed is 977 acres of mostly undeveloped woodland. The pond is fed by several small brooks, one of which flows from Norwich Pond, and a marsh. It drains west into Falls Brook, which flows into Hamburg Cove. The northern and northeastern shorelines are wooded, undeveloped state forest. There are a moderate number of residences along the southern shore. The bottom of the lake consists of sand, mud, gravel and boulders.

The transparency of the lake is clear with visibility of 13 ft. in the late summer. The fishing should be good to excellent for bass and good for trout ( with a chance for a holdover), perch and sunfish. A good spot to catch big bass.

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

Fishing Comments: Fishing should be excellent for bass.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Bluegill, American Eel

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the southern shore. Facilities at the launch include an asphalt ramp, parking for 15 cars, and pit-type toilets. A picnic area is located on the northwestern shoreline within Nehantic State Forest. Take Exit 70 off I-95, Rte. 156 north for four miles, right into Nehantic State Forest, proceed 1.2 miles on dirt road, access is on right.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: 25-50%