This Franklin County township contains a section of the Dead River’s North Branch, along with several ponds, the largest of which is Jim Pond. The smaller Greenbush Pond is more accessible, but with a limited fishery.
Route 27 follows the River on its journey to Eustis where it merges with the South Branch to create the Dead River.
The 320-acre, 125-foot maximum depth Jim Pond is the largest in the township, located east of Shallow Pond Mountain. Jim Pond Brook and the Northwest Inlet enter the north shore of the pond and its outlet, Jim Pond Brook, flows south through Mud Pond into the North Branch of the Dead River. Water quality is good for coldwater gamefish and fisheries for brook trout, lake trout and salmon. It is accessible from a boat ramp through a series of gravel logging roads off Route 27.
Greenbush Pond is just off Route 27, north of Greenbush Mountain. The pond has no major inlets, but a short outlet flows east into the North Branch of the Dead River. Water quality is marginal for coldwater gamefish in this 21-acre, 22-foot deep pond. Brook trout enter the pond seasonally from its outlet, but poor water conditions in the summer and a lack of spawning habitat allow for only a very limited fishery.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “Jim Pond.” http://www.maine.gov/ifw/docs/lake-survey-maps/franklin/jim_pond.pdf (accessed December 26, 2017)
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “Greenbush Pond.” http://www.maine.gov/ifw/docs/lake-survey-maps/franklin/greenbush_pond.pdf (accessed December 26, 2017)