Cold Stream Pond

Lakes Near Lincoln Maine

The Lakes of Lincoln, Maine

 

Caribou Pond

Caribou Pond

 

When searching for Maine lakefront land for sale you should investigate the possibilities in Lincoln, Maine. The town is known around the world as a producer of the world's finest quality napkin stock. What you may not know is the town is home to more than a dozen lakes and ponds. Lincoln's lakes are very diverse with some located in the downtown and busy areas of towns and others with little development remotely located in its timber landscape. Some of the ponds are great places to paddle a canoe or kayak while others are perfect for power boating, skiing swimming. The fishing ranges from trout and salmon to large and smallmouth bass. The lakes here are often connected in chains or by small to large streams. A trip to Main Street in Lincoln will offer a view of Mattanawcook Lake from the town maintained public gazebo. The lake has a quality boat ramp and is a popular place to boat in the larger basin of the lake. The upper,more shallow section of Mattanawcook is terrific loon habitat with several pair of loons nesting here every year. Lakes that feed into Mattanawcook are Crooked, Folsom and Upper Ponds. These three ponds are much more remote and have little development around the shores. East of town you will find the three lake chain of Caribou, Long and Egg Ponds. These are set at the base of Rollins Mountain and are heralded as top quality bass water. Boating is good with access from one lake to the next. A boat launch is located on Long Pond just off Sweet Road. North of downtown you will find a couple of small but quality ponds like Comballassee and Snag/Stump Pond. Both of these ponds are excellent fishing and paddling places which offer the small boat enthusiast a quiet place to be.

 

Mattanawcook Lake

Mattanawcook Lake

 

The trout and salmon ponds of Lincoln are located to the southeast with Cold Stream Pond (CSP) being the premiere lake with over about 3,000 acres of surface. CSP has depths in excess of 100 feet with crystal clear water perfect for all watersports. The large lake is fed by the three trout ponds. The remote and undeveloped Little Round Pond and the two Upper Cold Stream Ponds (known locally as the Big and Little Narrows). These two smaller lakes are well developed with cabins, camps and year round homes. If you are just starting your search for waterfront property for sale in Maine, come see what the Lincoln Lakes have to offer. You will find that land prices are affordable by lakefront property standards and the town has much to offer once you are off the water.

 

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Cold Stream Pond - Central Maine's Premiere Cold Water Lake

 

Cold Stream Pond View

Cold Stream Pond View from Webb Cove

 

Overview - Cold Stream Pond is one of the finest lakes in central Maine. It is very scenic with views of Mount Katahdin to the north and the "Bluff", a large elevated peninsula that separates the southern and northern basins of the lake. This large lake which is partly located in the towns of Enfield, Lincoln and Lowell, is probably best known for its incredible water quality and clarity. The water quality is so good that the state of Maine established a fish hatchery in Enfield using the lakes water via a pipeline.

The lake is supplied water by springs and also fed by the outlet of the two Upper Cold Stream Ponds located in Lincoln. This outlet is Smelt Brook and enters Cold Stream Pond in the northern basin. A few other cold brooks enter the lake including Miles Brook and the outlet of nearby Trout Pond in Lowell.

Size, Depths and Boating - The surface area of the lake is more than 3,600 acres. The upper basin is approximately 704 acres and max depth of 56 feet. The state lake survey says that the upper basin has good water quality but can suffer from lower dissolved oxygen levels in the later part of summer. This is a quiet place to explore large rocky coves with a kayak and is usually the first area of safe for ice fishing in the winter. The lower basin contains about 2,924 acres with water depths up to 104 feet. This is a deep round basin perfect for boating, water skiing and sailing.

 

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Depth Map of Cold Stream Pond

 

 

Fishing - Lake Trout are native to CSP and naturally reproduce in the spawning beds within Webb Cove and other locations. No stocking is necessary to maintain this fishery. The lake is known to occasionally produce a trophy lake trout in excess of 20 pounds. Landlocked salmon and brook trout are maintained by a stocking program. One fish not mentioned on the online survey of the lake by Maine DIFW is the cusk. If you have never eaten this fish you are missing a real treat. The odd looking fish in the Cod family is somewhat difficult to clean unless you know how. Google search some videos on how it is done. I recommend the technique of skinning then filleting. Fishing regulations for Cold Stream Pond include no taking of smelts in the lake or tributaries, no size or bag limit on bass and daily bag limit on salmon is one fish. For all regulations click on this link to Maine 2015 open water and ice fishing regulations. CLICK HERE FOR MAINE FISHING REGULATIONS

 

Maine Lake Trout

Ice fishing for Maine Lake Trout or "Togue"

 

 

Boat Landing and Beach Location - Cold Stream Pond has one improved boat landing located at the south west corner of the lake at its outlet. There is a concrete ramp and parking area located at the end of Old Hatchery Road near the center of Enfield. The ramp is located in the outlet and is sheltered from wind and weather. Large boats can be launched at this landing but use caution when exiting the channel of the stream as there are a few large rocks.

There is a public beach located on the western shore known as Morgans Beach. It is a beautiful sand beach and an excellent place for swimming and a family picnic. Traveling north on the Lincoln Road from Enfield village look for the signs for the beach on the right.

Real Estate Types & Values - Property types around Cold Stream Pond include small seasonal cottages and cabins which are mostly on the west shore of the lake. This was the area first developed nearly 100 years ago. Some of these properties have since been converted to year round homes. Finding land for building is rare on this side of the lake. Cottages will range in value from $125,000 to $250,000 depending on lot size, building and lake front quality among other variables. Year round converted properties will sell from $200,000 - $300,000 on average.

The eastern side of the pond was not developed until the late 1980's. Lots on this side of the lake are much larger because of changes in zoning regulations and required setbacks that went from 75 to 100 feet in residential zones and 250 foot lake setbacks in the resource protected areas of Enfield and Lowell. Most of the properties found on this side of the lake are much newer and larger than the west side. Most are year round residences. Property values on this side of the lake currently range from $250,000 to over $400,000.

Getting Here - From I-95 you take exit 217 and head east on Route 155 about 6 miles to the boat landing on Old Hatchery Road. The landing is located 39 miles from Bangor, Maine and 272 miles from Boston, Ma.

If you are looking for a perfect central Maine waterfront property see our listings linked CLICK HERE FOR MAINE WATERFRONT PROPERTIES.

Land Parcel of the Week - A Rare Find on Cold Stream Pond Maine

 

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Lakefront

 

 

The parcel of the week is 1.7 acres on Cold Stream Pond in Lowell, Maine. The lot is one of the last properties available on the lake with a generous 100 foot setback. Over 230 feet of deep water frontage on Central Maine's premiere cold water lake.

 

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Driveway Entrance

 

 

The lot has a driveway installed and a septic design done for a 4 bedroom home. More prep has been done clearing the building site, pruning the lake frontage and being fully surveyed with boundaries and elevations.

 

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Building Site

 

 

 

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Sunset on Cold Stream Ponds

 

The open building site has a gentle slope to the water and a south westerly view of the lake and its great sunsets. The owners left a buffer of heavy forest between the building area and the road for maximum privacy.

Enjoy the sunsets, boating, fishing and views on Cold Stream Pond. The lake is located only 40 minutes from Bangor, Maine. Call the Land Brothers today at 207-403-3400 for more information or to schedule a showing on this great property.