Brooks Pond, MA


Brooks Pond

Town(s): New Braintree MA, Oakham MA, Spencer MA, North Brookfield MA
County: Worcester

Size: 190 acres
Average Depth: 9 feet
Maximum Depth: 16 feet

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

190-Acre Private pond with only eleven pond-owners. This manmade pond provides great swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating (electric only) and diverse wildlife. The Brooks Pond Conservation Association (BPCA) created protective covenants and restrictions to ensure the area maintains its unique beauty and character. Properties have BPCA restrictions which go with land no matter who buys them. The eleven major shoreside property owners signed on to the BPCA conservation agreement. The pond, islands, spillway, dam, land under water, and properties are owned by the shareholders of BPW Inc. Those shares are available (subject to first refusal) to buyers of property here. They carry a (voluntary) annual contribution-tax deductable-to cover pond upkeep (weed control, dam maintenance etc.) that is $5371 in 2011.

Water Quality: Treated Annually
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

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

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: Less than 10%