Lake Nipmuc, MA

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Lake Nipmuc


Town(s): Mendon MA
County: Worcester

Size: 85 acres
Average Depth: 10 feet
Maximum Depth: 18 feet

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

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Nice average sized spring-fed lake with a real mix of cottages and year-round homes. All boating activites are accepted (no public ramp). Very quiet area making it a popular fishing spot. Town Beach on Taft Aveneu. Many smaller lots required to have tight-tanks for septic system. A new Lake Nipmuc Association has been formed. Meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday evening of the month at 7 p.m. at the Mendon Senior Center. The mission of the association is to preserve and protect the aesthetic, recreational, and economic value of Lake Nipmuc and its watershed. Many participate in the traditional family activities such as the Great Cardboard Boat Race.

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

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Parking Spaces: None

Directions: Hastings Street to Taft Ave
Shoreline Development: 50-75%