Manchaug Pond, MA

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Manchaug Pond


Town(s): Douglas MA, Sutton MA
County: Worcester
Local Name: Lake Manchaug

Size: 380 acres
Average Depth: 13 feet
Maximum Depth: 30 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

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Manchaug Pond is a 360 acre Great Pond located in Central Massachusetts in the towns of Sutton and Douglas. There are several islands and coves on this Picturesque boby of water that make it fun to explore. Recreational use is very high during the summer, with numerous power, sail and ski boats. A new dam was recently constructed and will allow for better control of the lake level. The Manchaug Pond Association was founded in 1967 to promote the welfare and optimal use of Manchaug Pond. Photos courtesy of MAnchaug Pond Association.

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Parking Spaces: More than 40

Directions: Putnam Hill Road to right on Lackey Road, left at end to boat ramp entrance.
Shoreline Development: 75-100%