Lake Massapoag, MA

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Lake Massapoag


Town(s): Sharon MA
County: Norfolk
Local Name: Massapoag Pond

Size: 353 acres
Average Depth: 14 feet
Maximum Depth: 45 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: There is a 60 horsepower maximum engine restriction.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Lake Massapoag is considered one of the cleanest lakes in the State. This natural Great Pond has no inlet and is 100% spring fed, enough to constantly flush the lake. About 1/2 of lakeshore property is public land. Sharon Community Center (SCC) has concerts, beach, picnic area & trails. Memorial Park Beach is open to public. "Lake Management Study Committee" is very active and knowledgeable about lake community. Lakefront property is very pricey; there are many million dollar homes on this lake. The lake water is very clean (transparent to 14 feet) and the bottom is comprised of sand and gravel. The main outlet is located near the boat launch site and is gated to control the lake level. The town of Sharon owns all water and water rights. It is rumored that there are two 400 foot holes in the northwest corner of the lake. These may have been used as copper mines in the 18th century. The lake is wide open and great for all recreational activities. There is an active sailing club called the “Massapoag Yacht Club” (http://www.sailmyc.org/). The “Lake Management Study Committee” oversees lake management issues.

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

Fishing Comments: Good lake for some early season trout fishing. For shoreline fishing, try along Beach Street or Massapoag Steet.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Muskie, Chain Pickerel, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: The state-owned paved ramp is located off Beach Street and is maintained by the town. Free stickers are needed to park there and are available from the Recreation Department at the sough end of the lake.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Directions: Rt 95 to Exit 10, South on Norwood Street, left at Upland Road, right on Pond Street, right on Beach Street
Shoreline Development: 50-75%