Pachaug Pond is 3 miles long & 36 acres (+/-) in size. Jet skis, wave runners, fast ski-boats allowed on this pristine lake. Seasonal Park is open April thru October. Park is closed for the winter. The pond is artificial in origin, being formed by the impounding of the Pachaug River. The normal surface elevation of the water is 161 feet above sea level; however, the level is normally lowered during the winter to allow for maintenance of privately owned property. The surface area of the pond is approximately 870 acres; the pond normally hold about 1.8 billion gallons of water. The pond has a maximum depth of 16 feet and an average depth of about 6 feet.
For a look at the water depths of Pachaug Pond, please see - The Water Depths of Pachaug Pond.
Fish species found in the pond include: bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish, largemouth bass, golden shiner, white yellow perch, brown bullhead, white catfish, american eel, white sucker, black crappie, and chain pickerel. Sunfish, yellow, yellow perch, and chain pickerel are the most abundant species of fish in the pond. Relatively high numbers of trophy size bass (5 to 7 lbs.) also are found in the pond, reflecting a high rate of growth.
Mikes Bait & Tackle Inc, 860-376-4767, Church, Voluntown, CT 06384
Mackin James B (Trailer park and Campsite), 860-376-0029, Cook Hill Rd, Voluntown, CT 06384
Countryside Campground, 860-376-0029, 75 Cook Hill Rd, Jewett City, CT 06351-3608
Lakeview Mobile Home Park, 860-376-4203, Route 49, Voluntown, CT 06384
Natures Camp Site, 860-376-4203, 96 Ekonk Hill Rd, Voluntown, CT 06384-1302
The Pachaug State Forest borders on the northern shore of the pond, and the rest of the shoreline is privately owned.