Fishing the Ponds of Wintergreen
Lost Pond is a 2.9-acre pond formed by a dam over Allen Creek. It is the deepest pond in Stoney Creek with depths to 23 feet. The water quality is excellent and quite clear, the best in Stoney Creek due to the hardwood forest surrounding the pond. It is one of the few ponds in Stoney Creek that has its own spring, albeit a fairly weak one.
Small- to medium-sized Bass and Bream (Sunfish) are the primary fish. Like many of Wintergreen ponds, there are some large bass lurking around the pond waiting for a skilled fisherman to entice them at the right time with the right artificial bait.
Finding Lost Pond: From Stoney Creek West, take a right onto Black Walnut and drive about a half mile passing Black Walnut Pond on your left,. Take a left on Pond Hollow Lane. Park near the cul-de-sac, not blocking anyone’s driveway.
Look for the locked chain going across a small WPOA right-of-way on the right side of the cul-de-sac. Walking under or around the chain and about 75 yards down the right-of-way, you’ll come to Lost Pond.
Fishing access is along the earthen dam and down the fairly steep bank on the right prior to getting to the dam.
There is also an electric utility easement directly across the pond from the dam off Saddleback Knoll. Although this is a moderately steep walk to the pond and can be thick with brush on the shore this provides access to the backside of the pond where one can fish.
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.