Old Larkin Pond is a "sluggish green pond," coated with algae and surrounded by tall grass, at the edge of Old Larkin and almost a mile outside of Larkin Mills proper. The Pond is located on the other side of the Interstate, separated from the town by a wooded hill and a field; it is hidden from view and omitted from most maps of Larkin Mills. Fed by "only a trickle," the water is brackish and smells of old boots.
In the summer of 2007, Alexandra Quick became convinced that a naiad had taken up residence in the Pond. She convinced her friends Brian and Bonnie Seabury to stake out the Pond with her, but they left before dark; Alex, staying behind by herself, faced and fended off a band of redcaps. In the scuffle, Alex dropped a bracelet in the water, and later returned with Brian and Bonnie, fighting off a kappa to retrieve it.