Private Ponds

A shoreline with the trees reflecting on the water.

Private ponds are defined as ponds owned by one person or entity and located entirely on the owner's property.  If natural, they may be up to 20 acres in size. Artificial private ponds may be any size (10 V.S.A. Section 5210).  Vermont has hundreds of small ponds, many of which provide a great habitat for plants, animals, and people.

Lakes Monitoring and Data


The Lakes and Ponds Program hosts a variety of monitoring programs to study long-term water quality, habitat, climate, and other ecological trends on Vermont’s lakes and ponds.


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