Lake Buel, MA

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Lake Buel


Town(s): Monterey MA, New Marlboro MA
County: Berkshire

Size: 196 acres
Average Depth: 20 feet
Maximum Depth: 42 feet

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

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This medium size, relatively deep lake is located just south of Route 57, roughly a mile south of its junction with Route 23. Transparency is very good, extending to 13 feet, and aquatic vegetation, particularly submerged water milfoil, is exceedingly abundant. The shorelines are thickly developed with permanent and seasonal residences. Not surprisingly, recreational use of the lake is high. The Lake Buel Association is working to control the weed problem through chemicals and weed harvesting techniques. The lake is fully recreational and can become busy with boating traffic in the summer, especially on weekends.

Water Quality: Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Abundant
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fishing Comments: Good producing lake with a wide variety of species for anglers. All types of Trout are stocked in the spring and fall.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Tiger Muskie, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, White Sucker

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: There is an excellent, paved boat ramp on the northwestern side of the pond, owned by the Public Access Board and managed by the Division of Forests and Parks. It is suitable for launching all but the largest trailer craft, and there is no fee.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Directions: Mass Pike to exit 2, Route 102W to Route 7S (South Street), right on Route 23E, right on Route 57 (Pixley Road), ramp 1/4 mile on right.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%