Lake Wyola, MA

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Lake Wyola


Town(s): Shutesbury MA
County: Franklin

Size: 129 acres
Average Depth: 11 feet
Maximum Depth: 33 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: No jet-ski's allowed
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Lake Wyola is a 129 acre lake with a heavily developed shoreline that includes both year-round homes and seasonal cottages. It is a fully recreational lake and popular in the summer. Lake Wyola State Park, also known as the Carroll A. Holmes Recreation Area, is located in the quaint hill town of Shutesbury, just north of Amherst. This 40-acre day-use area is located on the shores of Lake Wyola, a Native American word meaning “quiet waters”. Here on the crystal clear waters of the 128-acre lake one can swim at the guarded beach or picnic at one of the many picnic sites all with charcoal grills. See http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/lwsp.htm.

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

Fishing Comments: Stocked with Trout in the spring and fall
Fish Species: Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Golden Shiner, White Sucker, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Paved ramp off Locks Pond Road.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Route 2 to exit 16 to Route 202 south, right on Prescott Road, right on Wendell Road, left on Locks Pond Road, boat ramp on right.
Shoreline Development: 75-100%