Located in the Town of Standish, Watchic Lake is 448 acres, being 3/4 mile wide and 1½ miles long, and a maximum depth of 41 feet. The lake is spring fed and it empties into the Saco River at the dam end of the lake. The average water quality offers clean water for swimming, , good fishing and a variety of wildlife.
There are many birds to see around Watchic Lake and each year there are one or two loon families on the lake. The loons usually arrive the day after ice out and generally nest on one of the islands or in the swamp. Eagles and osprey are a sight to behold and are now spotted here more frequently.
There are many warmwater fish species in the lake, including small and largemouth bass, pickerel, perch and sunfish. If fishing by boat, non-motorized craft are welcome to launch from Kiwanis Beach, the public beach on Route 25.
The Watchic Lake Association was founded in 1956 when it took over the management of the dam at the north end of the lake. This all-volunteer group works to improve, protect, and preserve the lake’s water quality and fragile ecosystem.
Considering making a property Watchic Lake your year-round or vacation home? Visit watchiclake.org for more information.
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