Lake Singletary, MA

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Lake Singletary


Town(s): Sutton MA, Millbury MA
County: Worcester
Local Name: Singletary Pond

Size: 330 acres
Average Depth: 17 feet
Maximum Depth: 35 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: See Association website for rules and regulations.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Lake Singletary is located in Massachusetts bordering the towns of Millbury and Sutton. The greater part of the 330 acre lake is located in Sutton with the main inlet (Welsh Pond) located at West Sutton Road, while the remaining part of the lake is located in Millbury with its outlet (Singletary Stream) located at Harris Avenue, which flows south-easterly through Millbury before joining the Blackstone River. There are two islands on the lake, “Loon Island” near the western end, and "Fire Island” nears the eastern shore. The lake sits 559 feet above sea level with a maximum depth of 39 feet. The 6.0 mile long shoreline supports 163 homes with a public boat ramp in Millbury and a town beach (Marion’s Camp) in Sutton. Lake Singletary played an important role throughout American history. During the Industrial Revolution, Lake Singletary (then called Crooked Pond) supplied power to the mills built along the Singletary Stream outlet, formerly called Mill Brook. The Lake Singletary Watershed Association (LSWA), founded in 1982, is a volunteer organization consisting primarily of lakeshore property owners and recreational users. For over 25 years the Association has been actively working towards the management, restoration, and protection of the lake. Lake Singletary Watershed Association follows a detailed Water Drawdown plan specifically designed to meet the association’s goals and objectives as documented in the “Singletary Lake Management Plan” as well as meeting Town (Order of Conditions), State, and Government requirements. The LSWA website is outstanding.

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

Fishing Comments: Stocked each spring with Trout. Many fishing tournaments on lake every year.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: See directions.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Directions: Route 290 south to Route 146 north to W Main St exit, left on ramp, right at Royal Pizza, 1/2 mile to ramp on left.
Shoreline Development: 75-100%