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Concord, Little Concord and Shagg Ponds in Woodstock, Maine, Offer Remote Getaway Destinations

Shagg Pond in Oxford County Ringed by Low Mountains

Lakefront property on Concord, Little Concord or Shagg Ponds in the Sebago Lakes Region will provide you with a remote getaway destination.

Lakefront Properties For Sale on the Ponds of Woodstock, Maine

View Vacation Rentals on Shagg Pond

Located in the northeast corner of Oxford County, Maine, these three ponds offer idyllic, scenic vistas. They are protected by the Community Lakes Association, which was “organized to protect the health and beauty of the ponds and lakes in and around Greenwood and Woodstock, plus Songo Pond in Bethel.”

Hidden in a secluded part of the town of Woodstock is Concord Pond. If you are seeking a quiet spot to vacation, this may just be your place. There is no power in the area, contributing to the feeling of remoteness. The 135-acre pond has a maximum depth of 12 feet. The water quality is slightly below average. If you bring a boat, the access is carry-in.

A mile or two downstream is Little Concord Pond with a surface area of 26 acres. The maximum depth of Little Concord is 56 feet. The principal fishery is brook trout, which is stocked annually.  Access is limited to walk-in or 4-wheel drive from Shagg Pond Road. Special regulations are in effect on this pond to proved a quality fishery, including fly-fish only, a daily bag limit, and an extended season. Anglers should consult the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife laws before fishing on the pond.

Shagg Pond, at the foot of Bald Mountain, covers a surface area of 65 acres. It’s not large enough to waterski on, but is a great place to explore via canoe or kayak. The public boat access is a dirt ramp off of Shagg Pond Road.

Anglers will find splake abundant in Shagg Pond. Do check your rule book because a few exceptions apply to the pond, i.e. an extended fishing season with artificial lures, and use or possession of live bait is prohibited.

In 2007 variable-leaf milfoil was discovered in Shagg Pond. The CLA continues efforts to control the milfoil. In May 2010, the CLA received a substantial Maine Milfoil Initiative Grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Department that will help the association purchase a “DASH” boat equipped with a suction hose.

All three ponds offer picturesque mountain views of Bald, Mollyockett, Spruce, Zircon, Davis and Speckled Mountains. Hiking trails are maintained by the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. If it’s a technical climb you seek, check out Shagg Craig. Nearby, you can play golf at the Bethel Inn and Country Club or Sunday River Golf Club. Ski areas within  a short drive include Sunday River and Mount Abram.

So . . . if you wish to turn the clock back and enjoy an unhurried vacation, consider lakefront property on one of these three ponds ringed by low mountains. To view lakefront property listings for the ponds, click on the green box above.

To learn more about other ponds and lakes in the Sebago Lakes Region, click on the blog post links below.

The Range Ponds of Maine – Chain of Three, Nesting Bald Eagles, Quality Fishing

The Greater Sebago Lakes Region of Maine