Thomas Pond, Casco & Raymond
Thomas Pond in Casco is located just off of Route 302 on the Casco/Raymond line. You can see a cove area from the road, but almost all of the pond is out of sight of the road. There's a public boat launch right on Route 302 and many fishermen put in there and enjoy good fishing right within sight of the road.
The pond itself is about a mile long by a mile wide and covers 533 acres - big enough to attract watercraft of all sizes, but small enough to discourage the larger power boats. Thomas Pond has a maximum depth of 64 feet, a mean depth of 22 feet, and a water quality rating of "average" as determined by the Maine Department of Environmental Proptection. Dingley Brook, on the south end, is the pond's outlet and it flows into Sebago Lake, a short distance away.
The weedy coves and rocky shoreline provide an excellent habitat for bass and pickerel. Fishermen will also find a wide variety of warm water species here including largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, and sunfish.
The shoreline is well-populated with a variety of homes, from modest seasonal camps to more substantial year round homes. Many homes are set back from the water or are even out of sight of the water, but have deeded access to the water. Thomas Pond is a popular address with local residents because of its ease of access to Route 302 and points south. For the same reason, visitors and non-resident home owners like it because it's only about 35 minutes to the Maine Turnpike.
As is the case for so many of our lakes and ponds, the health of Thomas Pond is monitored by the Raymond Waterways Protection Association and the Thomas Pond Improvement Association.