Saturday Pond in Otisfield is a small jewel of a pond tucked away at the foot of several hills in Otisfield. The pond covers 179 acres in surface area, has a maximum depth of 25 feet, and measures less than a mile from shoreline to shoreline in any direction. The perimeter of the pond measures 3.2 miles. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection gives it a water quality rating of “slightly above average”.
The pond is best suited for smaller motor boats, canoes and kayaks and has a “no jet ski” policy. Lakefront owners here like their peace and quiet.
There is a public launch on Saturday Pond, but it is designated for residents only and can be used for hand-carried boats only. The outlet is Sucker Brook which flows into Thompason Lake nearby.
Saturday Pond is well-served by members of the Saturday Pond Watershed Association, who keep a close eye on conditions of the pond, takaing water samples annually and visually inspecting the pond for invasive aquatic plants and making loon counts.
Fish species found here are of the warm water variety and include bass, pickerel, and perch.
Even at the height of the summer tourist season, Saturday Pond provides a refuge from the excesses of the outside world. Gliding over its clear, clean waters on a sunny day, enjoying the calm and solitude, or receiving a friendly wave from a fellow boater, these are the times indelibly etched into the memories of those who enjoy the waters of Saturday Pond.
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