Lake Sabbatia, MA

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Lake Sabbatia


Town(s): Taunton MA
County: Bristol

Size: 237 acres
Average Depth: 10 feet
Maximum Depth: 30 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Boating Comments: Can get busy during hot summer weekends
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions



Lake Sabbatia is a designated Great Pond and is known for good summer and winter fishing. There's a paved boat ramp off Bay Street that is maintained by the Taunton Jaycees. The lake has been stocked with both Northern Pike (1985 & 1987) and Tiger Muskie. The bottom is mostly muck and there is heavy vegetation on many of the coves. This is a fully recreational lake and great for water sports. A large island sits near the eastern shore with shallow water between it and the shore. The dam is located between the lake and Mill River and is used to control lake level and possible flooding. The lake is fed by the Snake River. It's a beautiful lake for a kayak ride around the shoreline as the wildlife is abundant and there are many coves to explore.

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Abundant
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum Salicaria)

Fishing Comments: The lake offers good fishing primarily for bass and tiger muskie, which can grow quite large in this lake. There is little space for shoreline fishing but some can be found along the boat ramp off Bay Street.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Tiger Muskie, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: There is a concrete rampoff Bay Street that is gated and open during daylight hours
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: 75-100%