Peabody Pond is located in the towns of Bridgton and Sebago. It measures 740 acres in size, has a maximum depth of 64 feet, a mean depth of 32 feet, and measures 8.2 miles around its perimeter. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has rated its water quality as “excellent”, its highest rating.
Named for Captain John Peabody, one of South Bridgton’s earliest settlers, Peabody Pond supports both a cold water and warm water fishery. Its rocky shorelines and protected coves provide good habitat for bass, yellow perch, and chain pickerel. The deep chasm that runs through the center of the pond stays cool in the summer giving landlocked salmon, brook trout and lake trout refuge from the warmer waters above.
According to the Lakes Environmental Association, dissolved oxygen depletion does limit some of this habitat in late summer. The Northwest River, which is the outlet for Peabody Pond, is also a good spawning ground for wild landlocked salmon. Other fish in the pond include hornpout, rainbow smelt, white sucker, common shiner, and sunfish.
There is a public boat launch at the southwest corner of the pond, off Peabody Pond Road, which is located off Route 107 in Sebago.
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