Lake Mattawa, MA


Lake Mattawa

Town(s): Orange MA
County: Franklin

Size: 112 acres
Average Depth: 9 feet
Maximum Depth: 17 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions
Boating Comments: 10 HP power boat limit
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Lake Mattawa has many springs and excellent water quality with a transparency of 15 feet. The bottom type is predominantly gravel and sand. Aquatic weeds are very scant. The shoreline is 75% developed with year round homes and summer cottages. Two paved public ramps, both of which are on Lake Mattawa Road, provide boat access areas. Shoreline access is along Holtshire Road and by the boat access areas. Recreational usage in the summer is average, with swimming, fishing and sailing the most popular activities. There is a restriction on the size of the outboard motors (10 hp or less). Historically, 15% of the lake’s volume has registered as trout water in the summer. Other fish include smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, yellow perch, golden shiner, white sucker, brown bullhead and smelt.

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

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Parking Spaces: None

Shoreline Development: 10-25%