Aunt Betty Pond

Aunt Betty Pond

Aunt Betty Pond is off a carriage road not far from the Park Headquarters at an elevation of 210 feet (64 meters) above sea level. This pond has an area of about 34 acres. The maximum depth of Aunt Betty Pond is 7 feet (2.1 meters). Most of the pond is only about a yard (one meter) deep. It is a very productive pond with a great deal of vegetation, called a eutrophic pond. Most of the fish in the pond are baitfish and the pond is difficult to fish because of the extensive vegetation. Sargent mountain is seen south of the pond in the photograph above. This pond is worth a visit to see the vegetation and fauna in the area. You may hike to Aunt Betty Pond or bicycle along the carriage road. From the Eagle Lake parking lot on State Route 233, go under the stone bridge to the left (south) of the parking lot and take the carriage road to the extreme right (west). The carriage road signs will also indicate the road to Aunt Betty Pond. It is about two and a half miles (four kilometers) along the carriage road from the Eagle Lake parking lot. Allow about an hour to get to Aunt Betty Pond on foot.

 

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