Lake Quacumquasit


Lake Quacumquasit

Town(s): East Brookfield MA, Brookfield MA, Sturbridge MA
County: Worcester
Local Name: South Pond

Size: 218 acres
Average Depth: 32 feet
Maximum Depth: 72 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

Lake Quacumquasit, commonly known as South Pond, is a 218-acre lake located in Brookfield and Sturbridge about 3 miles north of Route 20. Depth averages 32.5 feet with a maximum of 72 feet. The water is clear and of good quality. Transparency ranges from 12 to 15 feet. The lake has historically registered about 22% of its volume as trout water. Aquatic weeds are distributed intermittently along most of the shoreline. At the northern end, where Quacumquasit connects with Quaboag, water milfoil, pickerelweed, juncus, and pipewort are common. The shoreline is about 80% developed with year-round homes and a "few" summer cottages. A paved, public boat ramp is located at the north end off Lake Road. The adjacent parking lot can accommodate about 15 cars. Across the road from the parking lot is a public swimming area. Power boating, water skiing, sailing, and fishing are all popular at this attractive pond.

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

Fishing Comments: South Pond is stocked each spring with 12+ inch rainbow trout, and 12+ inch brown trout. Considerable fishing pressure is exerted towards catching trout from mid-April through the end of June. The clear water and lack of good hiding cover does not produce spectacular bass fishing, hence most interest is for trout. Ice fishing is popular also, primarily for trout, yellow perch, white perch, pickerel and occasionally a northern pike, which may have strayed into Quacumquasit from nearby Quaboag Pond. A few northerns have been caught here in excess of 30 pounds. The pond has acquired a reputation for producing lunker crappie, brown trout and pike, but ice fishing action is generally quite slow. Be prepared to put in plenty of hours for the occasional big fish.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, White Sucker

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Ramp is paved and at the north end of Lake Road.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Directions: Mass Pike to exit 9, Route 20 west to Route 148, right on Rice's Corner Road to ramp.
Shoreline Development: 75-100%