North Pond, MA

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North Pond


Town(s): Southwick MA
County: Hampden
Local Name: The Congamond Lakes

Size: 46 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 40 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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The Congamond Lakes are made up of 3 basins: North Pond (46 acres), Middle Pond (277 acres) and South Pond (142 acres). North Pond, the deepest basin has depths of 40 feet and therefore is the clearest lake. Active lake management has mostly eliminated the presence of non-native weeds. The lakes are located one mile east of Route 202 in Southwick. Water clarity varies with the different basins. The bottom type throughout all basins is generally mud with scattered areas of gravel. Aquatic weeds are patchy and generally scant. All three basins are heavily developed and consequently shoreline-fishing access is very limited. A large beach called “Babbs Beach” is on the north end of Middle Pond. The purpose of “Citizens Restoring Congamond” (CRC) is to preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the environmental, aesthetic, recreational and economic values and to promote watershed management of the Congamond Lakes and to provide education with respect thereto. CRC also sponsors an ice fishing derby in February and a boat parade on the 4th of July. Lake Association dues are not mandatory. The water level is controlled by a dam and is lowered in the fall. Middle Pond and South Pond allow power-boating, North pond, at 46 acres, does not.

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

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Parking Spaces: None

Directions: Middle Pond Boat Ramp: Mass Pike to exit 3 (Route 202/10) south, left on Depot Street, right on Sheep Pasture Road, bare left on Point Grove Road, ramp 1/2 mile on left.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%