Leadmine Pond, MA


Leadmine Pond

Town(s): Sturbridge MA
County: Worcester
Local Name: Quassuck Lake

Size: 53 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 42 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Leadmine Pond is located at the south end of Sturbridge, very close to Interstate 84 and the Connecticut state border.   At its maximum depth, the pond is less than 50 feet deep.  Its area is around 53 acres.  This is a sleepy, rustic pond perfect for nature lovers. Leadmine is an average size (53 acre) two story pond located in Sturbridge about one mile west of Route 84 near the Holland town line. The water is clear in color with a transparency of 18 feet. The depth averages about 30 feet with a maximum of 46 feet. The shoreline is 90% developed with summer homes. Aquatic weeds are scant with some patches of lily pads. Large boulders are numerous along the shoreline. Boat access is limited to car top boats or canoes, which can be carried across county property off of Leadmine Road. Shore access is very limited.

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

Fishing Comments: Fish Populations: largemouth bass, chain pickerel, rainbow trout, brook trout, yellow perch, white perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, white sucker and golden shiner. The most abundant gamefish is largemouth bass and the most abundant panfish is the bluegill.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Ramp Comments: There is a state boat ramp on Bullough Rd.
Parking Spaces: None

Directions: Close to Interstate 84 and the Connecticut state border
Shoreline Development: 25-50%