Game Fish Present: Primarily Yellow perch, Smallmouth bass, Walleye and Brown trout
Description: Chittenden is a 721-acre reservoir with an elevation of about 1495 feet with some spots up to 25-30 feet deep. The water elevation fluctuates depending on the season and power generation needs. On the southern end of Chittenden Reservoir is Lefferts Pond, which is a 49-acre impoundment with a large wetland area. Lefferts Pond is a shallow pond of only 10-12 feet.
Gear Suggestions: Fly-fishing, spinners and bait fishing are allowed on Chittenden Reservoir. Chittenden Reservoir and Lefferts Pond do have some special length restrictions on Walleyes and creel limits.
Season and Restrictions: For a complete description of fishing regulations and license fees, visit the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department web site. Watercraft with motors up to 15 horsepower are allowed on Chittenden Reservoir. No motorized craft are allowed on Lefferts Pond
Access: To access the Chittenden Reservoir, take the Dam Road out of the Village of Chittenden. Follow the road about 2 miles until you see a sign and road for the boat ramp on the right side, at this point you will be at the foot of the concrete spillway. Turn right up the boat launch road to the parking area at the dam. The access ramp and parking area are on lands owned by Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, so please respect and rules they have developed for use of the launch and parking area. A remote access for non-motorized craft only is also available to the south end of Chittenden Reservoir and Lefferts Pond. From the Village of Chittenden, take the Dam Road about 1.4 miles to the junction with Wildcat Road. Turn right onto Wildcat Road and travel easterly about 0.9 miles to the junction with a gravel road on the right. Turn right onto the road and pass through the open gate and travel about 0.7 miles to a parking area located between Chittenden Reservoir and Lefferts Pond.
Camping: The Chittenden Reservoir and Lefferts Pond area is a day use area and no camping is allowed.