Hamblin Pond, MA


Hamblin Pond

Town(s): Barnstable MA, Falmouth MA
County: Barnstable

Size: 114 acres
Average Depth: 18 feet
Maximum Depth: 30 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: There is a ten horsepower limit on outboard motors enforced by the town of Barnstable.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

Hamblin Pond in Barnstable is a 114 acre natural kettlehole pond with an average depth of 34 feet and a maximum depth of 62 feet. Hamblin Pond was named for a local family who lived near the pond for generations and also has been called Clear Lake or Gregsin�s Pond. Hamblin Pond is one of a chain of four ponds that have been called in the past Hamblin Ponds, Cotuit Pond and Indian Ponds. The size of the pond has been reported as 149 acres in recent pond maps but that may have been an error; the actual size is closer to the 114 acres reported in a 1948 report. The bottom is composed primarily of sand. The 1.9 miles of shoreline are moderately developed with residential homes. Transparency has improved to 18 feet and trout water was found between 24 and 35 feet in depth in mid August of 2003.

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

Fishing Comments: Hamblin Pond is pond is stocked annually in the spring and fall with rainbow, brook and brown trout. The pond supports good numbers of holdover trout throughout the summer. While known primarily as a trout pond, Hamblin Pond also offers good fishing for yellow perch and smallmouth bass. Good numbers of smallmouth bass between one and three pounds were noted in the 2002 fisheries survey. If the fish aren't biting at Hamblin Pond, anglers can easily try nearby Shubael Pond, located just east of Route 149. Mystic Lake and Middle Pond are immediately to the northwest of Hamblin Pond.
Fish Species: Smallmouth Bass, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, White Perch, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: An unimproved ramp suitable for launching cartop boats and canoes is provided by the town of Barnstable off of Route 149 on the southwest side of the pond. Access is also available through a town park area off Route 149 on the south end of the pond near the cemetery.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Hamblin Pond is located just west of Route 149 in the Marstons Mills village of Barnstable.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%