Big Alum Pond

Town(s): Sturbridge MA
County: Worcester
Local Name: Big Alum Lake

Size: 195 acres
Average Depth: 23 feet
Maximum Depth: 45 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: Boating rules:
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Big Alum Pond is located just north of the Mass Pike in Fiskdale, a suburb of Sturbridge. Aquatic vegitation is minimal, except for a few areas in the north end. The shore is heavily developed with both year-round homes and summer cottages. The pond is fully recreational and is popular for summer activities. The Big Alum Lake Association is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization of nearly 175 member families, whose purpose is to oversee the well-being of Big Alum Lake and the surrounding watershed.Access to the lake is primarily via residential routes; however, there is a walking route that goes around the lake that is just over 3 miles long.  The public boat ramp is at the end of Clarke Road, at the south tip of the lake.


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

Fishing Comments: Rainbow Trout stocked in the spring, Brown Trout stocked in the fall.
Fish Species: Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Managed by the town of Sturbridge, the public boat ramp is at the end of Clarke Road, at the south tip of the lake.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Mass Pike to exit 9 to Route 84 south, take exit 3 on Route 20 west, right on Route 148 north, right on Clark Road to ramp access.
Shoreline Development: 75-100%