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Chebacco Lake


Town(s): Essex MA, Hamilton MA
County: Essex

Size: 210 acres
Average Depth: 9 feet
Maximum Depth: 25 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, See Comments
Boating Comments: See DCR for additional boating rules and regulations. No jet-ski's allowed.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Chebacco Lake is a popular boating attraction. The lake tends to experience heavy boat traffic in the spring and summer. Aquatic vegetation is abundant around the entire shoreline out to a depth of about 10-feet. Transparency is limited to about 6-feet. The shoreline is heavily developed with a mix of cottages and improved homes. The lake has many coves to explore and therefore is great for kayaking and a slow pontoon boat ride. There are many good fishing spots also and local anglers have very good luck here. The lake is irregularly shaped and the Department of Conservation & Recreation manages the lake. The Chebacco Lake & Watershed Association publishes a quarterly newsletter that can be found on-line.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum)

Fishing Comments: Many secluded and quiet areas for local anglers.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: The DCR manages the asphalt ramp.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Directions: Route 128 to exit 18 (Route 22N), right onto Chebacco Road, 1 mile to ramp on left.
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