Silver Lake, MA

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Silver Lake


Town(s): Bellingham MA
County: Norfolk
Local Name: Hoag Lake

Size: acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 15 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions



Silver Lake is a lake located just 1.7 miles from Bellingham, in Norfolk County, in the state of Massachusetts, United States, near Franklin, MA. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including bluegill and largemouth bass here. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Silver Lake. If all goes well, the largemouth will be hooked by your grubs and the copper nose will be biting your worms. Alternate names for this lake includes Hoag Lake. Silver Lake Park and Beach (Park Closed November 1st to April 1) is open from 9A.M. to 6P.M. or dark, whichever comes first. Parking Pass Required. The Gate is Locked nightly. On July 4th, the Gate will be locked at 4PM. Yearly Parking Permits for Silver Lake and Arcand Park are available, May 1 through Labor Day, at the DPW, Department of Public Works, located on Blackstone St, Monday-Friday from 8am to 3pm.  There is no Lifeguard on duty; therefore, the beach area is “Swim at YOUR OWN RISK.” http://www.bellinghamma.org/Pages/BellinghamMA_Parks/2007Beaches

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

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 25-50%