The Lovewell Pond Association

About Lovewell Pond

Lovewell Pond is the second largest pond in Fryeburg (Kezar Pond is the largest). It is located in the southern area of Fryeburg just east of the Village. It is maintained by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and --

Fight Brook, Mill/Wards Brook, and several smaller unnamed streams flow into the Pond. There is an outlet to the Saco River in the southeastern section of the Pond. There is also a large flood plain in this area along with associated wetlands. Because of these features, Lovewell Pond is subject to flooding when the Saco River Floods. During these floods, the outlet of Lovewell Pond reverses direction and actually flows into the pond.

This flooding phenomenon has caused a delta to form, composed of sands carried in by the flood waters from the sandy bottom of the Saco. Waves help to form sandbars along with these levees. The channel of the outlet meanders through these sand deposits.

At the north end of the Pond is an Outwash Plain Pondshore, which is a natural plant community that is critically imperiled in the State Of Maine. Within this plant community are two rare plant species.

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife depth chart of Lovewell Pond (PDF, 510 Kb)

Upcoming events

July 5, 2009
Annual Meeting
10:00 am
Fiber Barn,
Fryeburg Fairgrounds