Lake Garfield, MA

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Lake Garfield


Town(s): Monterey MA
County: Berkshire

Size: 262 acres
Average Depth: 16 feet
Maximum Depth: 31 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions, Other Restrictions
Boating Comments: Boating rules and regs: see association website.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Lake Garfield is a 260 acre irregularly shaped lake just north of Monterey center. The lake really has two sections, a wide, heavily developed north section that is approximately 40 acres. The south section is about 233 acres and is where most of the recreation takes place. Although the shoreline is moderately developed with about 75 homes, the lake’s edge has a good covering of trees. “Friends of Lake Garfield” is an active association charged with keeping the lake clean and preserving it’s aesthetic appeal. There is a paved public boat ramp and parking lot located at the extreme western end of the lake off Tyringham Road.

Water Quality: Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum)

Fishing Comments: Lake is stocked with Trout in the spring.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, White Sucker

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: The town ramp is closed to boaters during the swimming season from June 14 to Labor Day.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Directions: Town Boat Launch: From Monterey center, take Tyringham Road north and follow signs to beach and ramp.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%