Five Mile Pond, MA


Five Mile Pond

Town(s): Springfield MA
County: Hampden

Size: 48 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 35 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Five Mile Pond is a small, spring-fed kettle hole that offers the angler a variety of opportunities. It is located immediately north of Route 20A in a highly urbanized section of Springfield. Fish Species Five-Mile Pond offers plenty for both the novice and seasoned angler alike. Aquatic vegetation is minimal except on the east side of the pond where it is abundant. The south end contains the park and beach. The “pre-season” at Five Mile Pond Park begins on June 7th, with the swimming area being open on weekends through the month of June. Beginning on July 1st, the summer swimming season begins.

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

Fishing Comments: State stocks pond each spring and fall with Rainbow Trout. There is extensive shoreline angling areas to enjoy.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Paved ramp at the city beach. Parks Department controls activities.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Directions: Mass Pike to exit 7, left after tolls to Route 21 S, right on Boston Road, Park is on the right 1/4 mile.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%