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Description - Carlton Pond was established in 1965 as a Waterfowl Production Area offering hunting, trapping, fishing, wildlife viewing and nature photography.

Attractions - Established November 24, 1965, Carlton Pond WPA is the only Waterfowl Production Area in Region 5. Purchased with funds from the sale of duck stamps, the area is open for hunting, trapping, fishing and other public uses.

Black terns, an endangered species in Maine and a Category 2 species nationally, nest on the area. Wood ducks, hooded mergansers and common goldeneyes nest in the numerous nesting boxes originally erected by the State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, but now managed by Fish and Wildlife Service.

Recreation - The area is open for hunting, trapping, fishing, wildlife viewing, nature photography and nature study. Students from Unity College play an integral role with the wood duck box program established by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Climate - Winter outdoor enthusiasts to the Kennebec and Moose River Valleys Region will find daytime temperatures in the northern area averaging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius). In the southern area they will find winter temperatures averaging 14 - 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius). Summer brings cool, bright days with temperatures in the northern area averaging between 65 - 66 degrees Fahrenheit (18 - 19 Celsius) and in the southern area, averaging between 66 - 68 (19 - 20 Celsius). The region receives an average of 38 - 44 inches (97 - 112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

Location - Near the town of Troy, from I-95 take Newport Exit 39. Travel SR 11 south to SR 220. Travel through the town of Detroit and into Troy. Bog Road intersects SR 220 about 2 miles south of Troy.

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Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Nature Study Today, Unity College students play an integral role in maintaining wood duck boxes.
ICON Fishing
ICON Hunting
ICON Viewing Scenery
ICON Viewing Wildlife

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Contact Information:
Carlton Pond WPA, 1033 South Main St , Old Town, ME, 04468, Phone: 207-827-6138
, r5rw_shmnwr@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Kennebec and Moose River Valleys Region - Known for its peaceful lakes, churning rivers and wonderful moose sightings, Kennebec and Moose River Valley is located inland above the busy metropolitan area of Freeport. Winter and summer sports abound on the region's lakes and land.
Maine Lakes and Ponds - Maine's wilderness environment includes over 3,000 sprawling lakes and ponds. In addition, there are over 32,000 miles of rushing streams and rivers. Visitors and residents enjoy some of the best fishing, whitewater boating and paddleboating opportunities on the East Coast.
Maine National Wildlife Refuges - Maine's National Wildlife Refuges maintain an environment for nesting seabirds and migratory birds while offering a home to numerous species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plant life.


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