Panther Pond, Raymond
Nestled at the foot of Tarklin Hill and Route 85 on its east side and Route 121 following near its west shore, Panther Pond in Raymond has a beautiful setting that is both accessible, but private. At three miles long and over a mile wide, this 1,417 acre pond has a larger feel to it, but retains its intimacy.
Panther Pond is 68 feet at its deepest and has an average depth of 26 feet. Its water quality is rated as "above average" by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Fish species found here include brook trout, brown bullhead, chain pickerel, cusk, lake trout, salmon, large and smallmouth bass, smelt, perch, suckers, and sunfish. In other words, something for every fisherperson.
Its major inlet is the Tenny River which flows into Panther Pond's north end and is the outlet for Crescent Lake. The Tenny River is navigable by most boats and adds an extra dimension to this already attractive body of water.
Its outlet is called Panther Run and it flows a short distance near the village of Raymond before going under Route 302 and emptying into Sebago Lake. Panther Run is not naviagble by boat.
On Panther Pond's northern shore find Kingsley Pines, a co-ed summer camp for boys and girls as well as Camp Hines, operated by the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America.