Local Name: Big Alum Lake
Average Depth: 23 feet
Maximum Depth: 45 feet
Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: Boating rules: http://bigalum.org/boatingrules.html.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions
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. The public boat ramp is at the end of Clarke Road, at the south tip of the lake.
No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown
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
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
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%