Area Guide to Mousam Lake and Square Pond Lakefront
Although smaller in size than the neighboring Sebago Region to the north, the
Southern Lake Region features several few fine lakes and ponds. In and around the towns of of Shapleigh, North Shapleigh, Acton and Newfield you will find Mousam Lake and Square Pond
Mousam Lake Waterfront Real Estate Mousam Lake Region Area Guide
These two lakes are exceptional and well regarded for their clean and
calm waters, excellent fishing and very active Lake Association focused
on preserving the quaility of the natural habitat. Travel time from
Portland is about 45 mintues.
Mousam lake is the perfect setting for family vacations, swimming, boating and fishing. At 863 acres, it is also one of the larger lakes in the area, along with Square Pond. Its lengthy shoreline provides a picture perfect retreat. Camps, cottages and year-round homes are hidden among the trees.
Great Fishing Opportunities
Mousam is also known as an excellent cold and warm water fishery. Twenty-one fish varieties including black crappie, brook trout, brown bullhead, lake trout, landlocked salmon, largemouth bass and yellow perch can be caught here.
At 877 acres with a maximum depth of 44 feet and a mean depth of 20 feet, Square Pond is a small spring-fed body of water that’s easy to get to know. Treasure Island sits on the main part of the lake, while smaller islands are located at the northern end. There is public beach in Shapleigh and a public boat launch on Route 109 going west from Sanford-Springvale.
Additional Maine Lake Resources
Learn About Local Lakes
Lakes of Maine (previously known as PEARL) is supported through a collaboration of research, management, and citizen-volunteer organizations, and is a superb example of cooperative stewardship. It is a searchable data base for Maine lakes initially created in collaboration between the University of Maine and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). You can access just about anything there is to know about any given lake or watershed. Size, depth, location, fish species, plants are all available. The Knowledge Base includes the most current articles and scientific data.
This resource will not only provide environmental information, but will be a place where you can search specific lakes by name and their exact location using interactive maps and tools.