Fisheries - Resevoirs

Fisheries - Chittenden Reservoir

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Description: 
Chittenden is a 721-acre reservoir with an elevation of about 1495 feet with some spots up to 25-30 feet deep. The water elevation fluctuates depending on the season and power generation needs. On the southern end of Chittenden Reservoir is Lefferts Pond, which is a 49-acre impoundment with a large wetland area. Lefferts Pond is a shallow pond of only 10-12 feet.

Gear Suggestions: Fly-fishing, spinners and bait fishing are allowed on Chittenden Reservoir. Chittenden Reservoir and Lefferts Pond do have some special length restrictions on Walleyes and creel limits.

Season and Restrictions: For a complete description of fishing regulations and license fees, visit the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department web site. Watercraft with motors up to 15 horsepower are allowed on Chittenden Reservoir. No motorized craft are allowed on Lefferts Pond

Access: To access the Chittenden Reservoir, take the Dam Road out of the Village of Chittenden. Follow the road about 2 miles until you see a sign and road for the boat ramp on the right side, at this point you will be at the foot of the concrete spillway. Turn right up the boat launch road to the parking area at the dam.  The access ramp and parking area are on lands owned by Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, so please respect and rules they have developed for use of the launch and parking area. A remote access for non-motorized craft only is also available to the south end of Chittenden Reservoir and Lefferts Pond.  From the Village of Chittenden, take the Dam Road about 1.4 miles to the junction with Wildcat Road. Turn left onto Wildcat Road and travel easterly about 0.9 miles to the junction with a gravel road on the left. Turn right onto the road and pass through the open gate and travel about 0.7 miles to a parking area located between Chittenden Reservoir and Lefferts Pond.

Camping: The Chittenden Reservoir and Lefferts Pond area is a day use area and no camping is allowed

 

Fisheries - Hapgood Pond

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Game Fish Present: Primarily Brook trout

Description: Hapgood Pond is an 8-acre reservoir with an elevation of about 1400 feet with some spots up to 12 feet deep. Hapgood pond is fed by Flood Brook.

Gear Suggestions: Fly-fishing, spinners and bait fishing are allowed on Hapgood Pond.

Season and Restrictions: For a complete description of fishing regulations and license fees, visit the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department web site. No motorized craft are allowed on Hapgood Pond

Access: From Peru Village on Vermont Route 11 take Forest Highway 3 north 1.4 miles to the junctions with the access road to Hapgood Pond on the left.

Camping: Twenty-eight campsites are available, each with a sand pad, picnic table, fireplace, grill, and a parking area. Most sites will accommodate small trailers as well as tents. Vault toilets, flush toilets, water, and showers.  There are several suggestions and restrictions to camping and it is recommended that you contact the Manchester Ranger District or visit the Hapgood Pond Recreation Area web site before camping at Hapgood Pond.

Fisheries - Sugar Hill Reservoir

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Game Fish Present:
 Primarily Brook Trout.

Description: Sugar Hill Reservoir is a 15-acre reservoir with an elevation of about 1770 feet with portions of the lake 25-30 feet deep. The water elevation fluctuates depending on the season and power generation needs. 

Gear Suggestions: Fly-fishing, spinners and bait fishing are allowed on Sugar Hill Reservoir. No motorized watercraft are allowed.

Season and Restrictions: For a complete description of fishing regulations and license fees, visit the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department web site. 

Access: To access the Sugar Hill Reservoir, take Route 73 east out of Brandon for 5 miles to the junction of the Ripton-Goshen Road, Forest Road 32. Turn Right onto Forest Road 32 and travel northerly a distance of about 3.2 miles to the junction with a gravel road on the right. Turn right onto the gravel road and travel easterly about 0.75 miles to a parking lot at the end of the road. There is a gated ramp at the parking area to launch canoes and kayaks.

Camping: The Sugar Hill Reservoir area is a day use area and no camping is allowed.





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