Brunswick Pond is located just north of the town of Brunswick and provides a limited option for fishing that is clearly targeted at the local population. In addition to trout stocked during the season, the small pond also supports bass and catfish. The pond is a few steps from the parking area, features a manicured, 100% accessible bank with a shaded children’s playground perched in the southeast corner. As a result of the small size, this is not a destination for any more than an hour or two fishing, mostly lounging in a chair on the bank. The northern section of the lake becomes overgrown with subsurface vegetation, making it more suitable for bait fishing. The eastern and western banks pitch a little bit more sharply down and that additional depth keeps the bank clear during the early part of the year.
In short, a good place to bring a kid to catch a trout, but not worth the gas to get there as a destination.
East: From Frederick, take US 15/US 340 west towards Brunswick. Exit onto MD 180 south towards Petersville. Turn left onto MD 79 W/ Petersville Road.
South: From Leesburg, VA take US 15 North to Point of Rocks. At the traffic circle, take third exit onto MD 464/Point of Rocks Road. Stay on MD 464 and make a right turn when the name of the street changes to Souder Road. Turn right on Petersville Road.
Looking south from the parking area
Looking towards the playground
Plenty of parking
Diversions for kids if needed.
Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore