Center Pond, MA

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Center Pond


Town(s): Becket MA
County: Berkshire

Size: 125 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 24 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Unknown



Center Pond is a very attractive body of water that is both long and narrow in shape. The bottom is composed primarily of rock and rubble; aquatic vegetation is sparse and scattered. Transparency is very good, extending to 12 feet or more. The mountainous, wooded shoreline is moderately developed with summer camps and cottages. Public access is limited to a narrow right of way suitable primarily for shore fishing, although a canoe or car top boat can be portaged across it. The right of way is difficult to locate and there is no formal parking area.

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

Fishing Comments: Known for its large-sized Perch population.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, White Sucker

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: Narrow right of way for car-top boats.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Directions: Mass Pike to exit 2 (Route 20) east, left on Route 8 north, left on Mecum Way, to beach and access area.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%