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Lake Maspenock


Town(s): Hopkinton MA, Milford MA, Upton MA
County: Middlesex, Worcester
Local Name: North Pond

Size: 234 acres
Average Depth: 9 feet
Maximum Depth: 23 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions
Boating Comments: Hopkinton Police patrol the lake in their own boat.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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North Pond, also known as Lake Maspenock, is a raised Great Pond with a surface area that occupies approximately 234 acres. It is bounded by the towns of Hopkinton, Upton and Milford. Its depth ranges between eight and 20 feet, its shoreline is privately owned and use of the pond is high. The lake is located at the headwaters of the Mill River with its main portion being located in Hopkinton. It is approximately two miles long, it is about 2,000 feet wide at its widest point and it has a north-south orientation. At its outlet, the lake drains an area of approximately 1,813 acres. From its outlet in Milford, Mill River eventually flows into the Blackstone River. The lake is fully recreational and can get busy in the summer. There are many rock outcropping to look out for while boating but most of them are marked. This is a very desirable lake because of its proximity to Boston and the desirable town of Hopkinton (start of the Boston Marathon). The mission of the Lake Maspenock Preservation Association is to build a sense of community around the lake and protect the lake for future generations. They are very active and have one of the best lake association websites in MA. The town/Association employs winter draw-down techniques to manage weeds. Sandy Island Beach area is located off Lakeshore Drive.

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fishing Comments: Popular ice fishing location. The Indian name Maspenock means "choice fishing place".
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, White Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Residents: Boats are launched at town beach on Lakeshore Drive. A sticker is required from the town. For non-residents, car-top boats can be placed in on the south side of West Main Street between the northern causeways. Parking limited to about 6 vehicles here.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Directions: Route 495 to exit 21B, lake on left.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%

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