State Of Maryland
State Highway Administration
History - The State Highway Administration owns the Lake and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Services, Freshwater Fisheries Division has been solicited by Wicomico County to provide management advice on the impoundment. Fiscal resources for this work and maintenance of the grounds comes from fishing license sales and the Federal Aid and Restoration Fund ( Dingell-Johnson Act).
Physical/Habitat Descriptions - Adkins Mill Pond is a 4 acre impoundment in south central Wicomico County. The pond is tannic and shallow with the deepest area near the upper reaches of the pond. The upper reaches of the pond are heavily forested with some bald cypress. Four walking trails exist for accessing this area. There is a picnic pavilion, modern restrooms and a dock for public use.
Fish Species - Adkins Mill Pond supports a standard bass/bluegill (largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill) fishery and is managed accordingly. Anglers may also occasionally catch other species including: pumpkinseed sunfish, brown bullhead catfish, golden shiners, creek chubsucker, black crappie, chain pickerel and common carp, bluespotted sunfish and American eel.
Restrictions - No gas motors greater than 10 horsepower are permitted on the lake. Camping and swimming are not permitted.
From Annapolis - US Rt.50 east towards Easton/Ocean City. Make right onto Rt. 350 (Mt. Hermon Rd.) in Salisbury towards Powellville. Make left onto Rt. 354 (Willards Whiton Rd.) pond will be on your left.
From Elkton - Take Rt. 213 south to Rt.313 in Galena. Take this to US Rt 301 South. Take Rt.213 (Wye Mills) and take a left onto US Route 50 East towards Easton/Ocean City. Make right onto Rt. 350 (Mt. Hermon Rd.) in Salisbury towards Powellville. Make left onto Rt. 354 (Willards Whiton Rd.) pond will be on your left.
Contact Us - Any questions, comments or suggestions about the fisheries management on Adkins Mill Pond can be directed to:
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Unicorn Lake Fish Hatchery
110 Fishing Lake Lane, Millington, MD. 21651
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401