Monponsett Lake, MA


Monponsett Lake

Town(s): Halifax MA
County: Plymouth
Local Name: Monponsett Pond

Size: 509 acres
Average Depth: 7 feet
Maximum Depth: 13 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Unknown

Monponsett Pond, also called Monponsett Lake and the Twin Lakes, is actually a system of two ponds, West and East, mostly in Halifax, Massachusetts, with a small portion of West Monponsett Pond extending into Hanson. The western basin is 282 acres, and the eastern basin is 246 acres. The average depth of both ponds is seven feet and the maximum depth is 13 feet. The outflow is Stump Brook, a tributary of Poor Meadow Brook, in the northwestern part of West Monponsett Pond. The pond is part of the Taunton River Watershed. Occasionally during water shortages water from this pond is diverted into Silver Lake, the principal water supply for the City of Brockton. Route 58 bisects the pond into two. A paved boat launching ramp to West Monponsett Pond is on this highway north of White Island Road. A culvert connecting the two ponds is nearby. Route 106 runs close to the southern shore of East Monponsett Pond, and Route 36 abuts the southeast corner of East Monponsett Pond, where there is a paved launching ramp. Access to West Monponsett Pond is an unpaved ramp off Lingan Street. Monponsett Pond Seaplane Base is located on this pond. Development covers about a third of the 3-½ miles of shoreline of the east pond. Each pond has several beaches, most of which are privately owned. The east pond also has a couple along the east shore and the town beach is located on the west pond off of Lincoln Street.

Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

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

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Route 24 to Route 106, at intersection of Route 58, go 1 mile north to ramp
Shoreline Development: 50-75%