Congamond Lakes, CT


Congamond Lakes

Town(s): Suffield CT
County: Hartford
Local Name: South, Middle, North Ponds

Size: 465 acres
Average Depth: 18 feet
Maximum Depth: 40 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Congamond Lake is located in Suffield and crosses into Southwick, MA. It is a natural lake within the Connecticut River Drainage Basin. It is located primarily in Massachusetts with only a small length of shoreline in Connecticut. The lake is separated into three distinct basins; North Pond (46 acres), Middle Pond (227 acres) and South Pond ( 142 acres). Small boats can pass through the culverts that connect the three basins. The surrounding land is mostly agricultural with a moderate level of residential development. There is very little undeveloped woods or wetland. The lake is fed by Mountain Brook, bottom springs and surface runoff and drains into Great Brook. The shoreline is almost entirely developed with homes. There is a large town beach (Babbs Beach) on the eastern shore.

The transparency of the lake is fair and visibility of 7 ft. in the summer. The bottom type of the lake is unavailable. Congamond Lake is stocked my Connecticut and Massachusetts each spring with 6,100 catch-able size brown and rainbow trout. The fishing should be good to excellent for largemouth bass, bullheads and eels. You can catch loads of sunfish, but most will be small.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Should be good to excellent for largemouth bass, bullheads and eels.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, American Eel

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A boat launch operated by the town of Southwick is located on the western shore of Middle Pond. Facilities at the launch include a ramp with concrete slabs, parking for 20 cars, and chemical toilets (seasonal). Take exit 40 off I-91, Rte 20 west, Rte. 187 north, Rte. 168 west for 5 miles, first right after the causeway over the lake, launch is on the right.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: 50-75%