Knowing that Round Pond was a popular destination for fishermen seeking bass and brown trout, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (IF&W) began looking for a water access site on its shores more than a decade ago. Finally, in 2000, the state had an opportunity to acquire an attractive, wooded 17-acre parcel, bordering both Round and Long ponds, using funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program, IF&W, the Maine Outdoor Heritage Program, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sport Fish Restoration Program.
The site, now owned by IF&W and managed by the Town of Livermore, provides a boat-launching ramp at Long Pond and a second ramp at Round Pond. The Round Pond land also provides footpaths and a shorefront area for swimming and bank fishing. The Town of Livermore helped seek funds for the project and committed to manage and maintain the boat ramp for at least 30 years.
Central Maine Lakes District – Kennebec, Androscoggin
Directions from nearest town
DeLorme Maine Atlas and Gazetteer Map 11, A-5. From Livermore, go north on Route 4 approximately 4 miles. The Round Pond Site is on the left about 0.5 miles beyond the pond’s southern end. The Long Pond ramp is located on the right 500 feet farther north.