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Lake Shirley


Town(s): Lunenburg MA, Shirley MA
County: Middlesex, Worcester

Size: 354 acres
Average Depth: 14 feet
Maximum Depth: 32 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Lake Shirley is a 354 acre irregularly shaped lake residing in both Lunenburg and Shirley. The lake has close to 27 miles of shoreline that is heavily developed with year-round homes and a small number of seasonal cottages. It has an average depth of 14 feet and is known to have holes of up to 32 feet. The large number of coves and islands make it a great place to explore by pontoon boat and/or kayak. Shady Point Beach and Campground is known for holding a large number of varied events. Several Bass tournaments are held here each year. At this writing, the Lake Shirley Improvement Corporation (LSIC) has a website...see the link below.

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Several Bass tournaments are held on this lake every year.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: The concrete ramp is located at the campground where there is a small parking and ramp use fee.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Directions: Route 2 to exit 35 (Route 70) to Fort Pond Road to Lunenburg Road, follow signs to Beach and campground.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%

Click to visit this lake's association site!

Definitions: Kettle Pond
Aquatic Vegetation
 
Links: DEP
Mass Wildlife
Environmental Police
DCR
MassGIS
Massachusetts Boating Laws
Massachusetts Fishing Regulations