Lake Chauncy, MA


Lake Chauncy

Town(s): Westborough MA
County: Worcester

Size: 185 acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 12 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: No Jet ski's. For Rules & Reg's: Boater Rules
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Lake Chauncy is a moderately large, natural great pond of 185 acres. Its average depth is 14 feet with a maximum depth of 20 feet over a considerable area. The shores are lightly wooded and shoreline development is quite limited since Westboro State Hospital land and the Westboro Wildlife Management Area border much of the lake. The bottom is predominantly muck with about 15% consisting of rubble, sand and gravel. Aquatic vegetation is generally less than average, occurring principally in shallow coves along the western and northerly shores, but it appears to be increasing. Access for boating is available at a gravel ramp off Lyman Street with parking for 10 to 15 cars. Shore access is available along the southern, eastern and northern shores on Westboro Wildlife Management Area property. Lake Chauncy Beach is a great place to toss a frisbee, build sand castles, take a swim class or just relax with the sand between your toes. Family time well spent...right in your backyard! All beach personnel are Red Cross certified. Beach amenities include a playground area, shade shelter, picnic tables, and bath & changing facilities for men and women. Designated swim areas are roped off. The area is handicap accessible with designated parking, rest room facilities and paved walkways to and from the water. See: Recreation Facilities 

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Fish Populations: largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, white and yellow perch, chain pickerel, brown and yellow bullheads, golden shiners and landlocked alewives. This lake has been stocked with northern pike and tiger muskies since 1988. Largemouth bass are abundant and provide excellent fishing. Bass cover consists of weed beds and fallen trees and is especially productive along the northern shore. An occasional smallmouth may be caught along the rocky southern shore. Northern pike and tiger muskies grow to large size and provide a challenging angling opportunity, though most are taken by ice fishermen. Open water fishermen should pursue these trophies with large lures and baits off the edge of weed beds. Panfish are abundant and grow to good size in this fertile lake. Bullheads are of particularly good size with many exceeding one pound.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Access for boating is available at a gravel ramp off Lyman Street with parking for 10 to 15 cars.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: Unknown