The renaming is complete! Scroll below to the “Conservation History & Naming” tab to learn more about the new legal name “Chandler Mill Pond” and the history of the Chandler family.
Owned and managed by Maine DIFW, Chandler Mill Pond in New Gloucester is one of the Royal River’s few headwater ponds. This 47 acre pond sits on a 117 acre forested parcel and has a hand-carry boat launch for water access, with a wheelchair accessible path leading to the pond and launch. The pond is near New Gloucester’s growing Upper Village, and just miles from the Auburn city line. Chandler Mill Pond and its immediate watershed are nearly entirely undeveloped; the pond supports a high quality trout fishery with free public access. The pond is very productive and has produced exceptional fishing for brook trout, including trout of noteworthy size. Since 2007 the pond has been exclusively managed for rainbow trout.