Public access to Tibbetts Pond, a 5-acre pond well-suited to brook trout, was threatened when the surrounding private land was listed for sale. By acquiring 9.5 acres with all the Pond’s shore frontage, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife guaranteed access for bank fishing and canoeing on this small, readily accessible water body.
The site is well-suited for family outings, particularly with young anglers learning to fish. The purchase was funded with support from the Land for Maine’s Future program and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sport Fish Restoration Program.
Fishing, canoeing, and kayaking
Western Mountains – Oxford, Franklin, Somerset
Directions from nearest town
DeLorme Maine Atlas and Gazetteer Map 30, D-4. From Bingham, take Route 16 south (which crosses the Kennebec just out of town) and continue 3.5 miles south (passing the larger Lily Pond) to Tibbetts Pond on the right. In 2004, parking (with signage) will be created adjacent to Route 16. The footpath that leads from the parking area to the shore will be improved.