Jones Pond, Gouldsboro, Maine
Jones Pond, and the Jones Pond Public Access and Recreation Area, are located in Gouldsboro, Maine in Hancock County just below or south of U.S. Route 1 between Route 186 on the western side of the peninsula and Route 195. To gain access to the recreation area and the boat landing, take Route 195 south from U.S. Route 1. Go about a quarter mile, watching for a dirt road turnoff on the right called Recreation Road. A little way in is a quaint little picnic and swimming area with a boat launch owned and maintained by the town of Gouldsboro. It has a nice little playground for the children and restrooms. There is even a designated pet swimming area.
Recreation Road GPS: 44.463581, -68.072579
Fishing & Specs:
Extended Season - Remains open to fishing through October.
From October 1 - October 31: Artificial lures only are allowed; All fish caught must be released alive at once. There is no bag limit on pickerel. Fish types: Brown trout, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, white sucker, hornpout, banded killifish, American eel, minnows, golden shiner, alewife. The principal fish are brown trout & chain pickerel. Refer to State of Maine's general fishing law for specifics.
The pond covers about 467 acres and has a peremeter of 8.1 miles. It has a mean depth of 15 feet and a maximum depth of 48 feet. This is a Coldwater and Warmwater pond.
- Gouldsboro Town Office: (207) 963-5589
Town Manager, 59 Main St., Prospect Harbor, ME 04669
- Gouldsboro Historical Society: Website
- Fire Department: (207) 963-5589
- Police Department: Day Phone: (207) 963-5589; Night: (207) 667-7575; Emergencies: Dial 911
A Charming Place for the Family
The majority of people who visit this area head for the coast and ocean. The locals know of a special place that is sort of off the beaten track on a small Maine pond. The surface water here actually gets as high as 72 degrees during the summer season! The Jones Pond Public Access and Recreation Area has a place to launch a boat and picnic tables for the family. When you drive into this place is a surprise at the landscape that opens up. The first time I happened upon this place I was surprised that it seemed to be hidden away behind the trees for so long. Take some time and check it out next time.