The Indian Springs Pond is a small speck within the 6,400 acre Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area and is the second pond in the area, along with Greenbrier Lake, the DNR stocks with trout. There is a well defined path encircling the pond that frames the sharply sloping bank.
There is shallow water on the eastern and western sides with deep water all along the northern edge. The pond remains relatively clear even after a heavy rain. The greatest barrier to fishing is the thin ribbon of cattails growing adjacent to the shallow areas on the east and the west. Use them to determine where the shallower spots are. According to the information posted near the parking lot, gourmet cooks scour the landscape in this part of the wildlife management area for fresh, edible wild mushrooms.
The DNR will dump 720 trout into this 1.3 acre pond. That density of fish, coupled with the small size, make this an ideal place to take a kid to catch a fish!
Access: Parking lot next to the pond off of Mooresville Road (39.693262,-78.029994)
East: From I-70, take exit 12 toward Indian Springs and merge onto MD 56W/Big Pool Road. Turn right on US 40E and go a short distance to turn left on Mooresville Road. Follow Mooresville Road to the pond on the right.
West: From I-70, take exit 9 (left exit) for US 40W. Follow US 40W (left turn after exiting) and turn right on Pectonville Road. Follow Pectonville Road to Mooresville Road. Turn right onto Mooresville and follow it to the pond on the left.
Secrets Revealed? No. This is a very public location that is documented in the Maryland DNR stocking plan.
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Looking north to parking lot
View north from tip of pond
Shoreline back to the parking lot from the south
Typical shoreline veggies
Immediately north of the lot, there is a bit more vegetation.
Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore