Fishing the Ponds of Wintergreen
Black Walnut Pond
Black Walnut is a 4.5-acre pond. Its water depths run to 20 feet and the pond has excellent water quality. There is very good fishing for nice-sized Bream throughout the pond. There is also a population of Crappie that makes this an interesting pond to fish. Most Bass are in the 9- to 14-inch size, with larger Bass lurking around sunken wood in various parts of this pond.
Access to Black Walnut Pond: The largest fishing access area is off the dam on Black Walnut Drive. Park off the road at either end the earthen dam and walk the length of the dam to fish. Also, from Lost Pond, walk down the WPOA right-of-way to the back of Black Walnut Pond where there is a relatively small but comfortable area to fish. The Wintergreen Sporting Club, with WPOA assistance, is planning to expand this access area in 2018 by cutting brush and small trees at the back end of the pond to open it up for fishing.
There are twelve fishable ponds or small lakes located within Wintergreen's Stoney Creek.*
These ponds and lakes are the property of the Wintergreen Property Owners Association. They can be fished by property owners and their accompanied guests using the designated WPOA easements. Some ponds are more easily accessible than others. (See map here for location of all of the ponds.)
Guidelines for those fishing the ponds include being considerate of homeowners' landscaping, staying off private docks, and not leaving litter. In short, be a good neighbor.
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* Three ponds in Stoney Creek are not listed here. One is Lake Monocan, which is owned by Wintergreen Resort. The other two are small ponds that are impractical for fishing due to their location on the golf course–one near the entrance to Stoney Creek off Route 151 and Monocan Drive, and another pond on the first fairway of the Tuckahoe nine-hole course between Stoney Creek East and Cedar Glen Close.