Leonard's Mill Pond

Located in Wicomico County

Owner - Wicomico County

History - Leonard's Mill Pond is located in north central Wicomico County near Salisbury, MD. The pond had a mill but is now used for recreational purposes. A visitor center, picnic area, boat ramp and parking lot are located near the spillway. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fishing and Boating Services, Freshwater Fisheries Division, manages the lake to provide a public angling resource. Fiscal resources for this work comes from fishing license sales and the Federal Aid and Restoration Fund (Dingell-Johnson Act). The grounds are maintained by Wicomico County Department of Public Works.

Physical/Habitat Description - Leonard's Mill Pond is about 30 acres in size and has a maximum depth of 8 feet. The pond is surrounded by private residences which have piers and bulkheads to fish around. There is some downed timber, however, both forks have many stumps with the south fork being deeper than the north fork.

Leonard's Mill Pond is a Trophy Bass Management Area. Anglers can find information pertaining to this regulation in the Maryland Guide to Fishing and Crabbing and also from signs posted at the launching ramp. The special regulations help maintain a well balanced bass/bluegill fishery. Excellent fishing for  largemouth bass, and bluegill exists within the pond. Anglers may also occasionally catch other species including: pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow bullhead catfish, golden shiners, creek chubsucker, black crappie, chain pickerel and common carp.

Restrictions - There is no horsepower limitation for boats on the pond. Camping and swimming are not permitted.

From Annapolis - Take US Rt. 50 east to Salisbury. Make left onto Rt. 54 east (Delmar Rd), make right onto US Rt. 13 south (Ocean Highway). Take the first right after crossing over bridge to the lake. Alternate Route - Take US Rt. 50 east, make left onto Rt.404 to Bridgeville, DE. Make a right onto US Rt. 13 south, cross into MD and make first left after crossing over bridge.

From Elkton - Take Rt. 213 south to Galena, take Rt.313 to US Rt. 301 south. Take Rt.291 east towards Millington. This turns into Rt. 6 in Delaware. Take right onto Rt. 42 south (Blackiston Rd), this turns into Rt. 15/42 (Seven Hickories Rd) turn onto Rt.42, take right onto US Rt. 13 south. Cross into MD and make first left after crossing over bridge.

Contact Us - Any questions, comments or suggestions about the fisheries management on Leonard's Mill Pond can be directed to:

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fishing and Boating Services​
Unicorn Lake Fish Hatchery
110 Fishing Lake Lane, Millington, MD. 21651
Phone 410-928-3643 or customerservice.dnr@maryland.gov