Oldham Pond, MA


Oldham Pond

Town(s): Hanson MA, Pembroke MA
County: Plymouth

Size: 232 acres
Average Depth: 10 feet
Maximum Depth: 15 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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Oldham Pond is a 232-acre pond in Pembroke and Hanson, Massachusetts. The pond is a tributary to Furnace Pond, a public water supply. There are three islands located in the middle of the pond, the largest of which is named Monument Island. On the Pembroke side of the pond, Oldham Village lies along the eastern shore, and Oldham Pines lies along the northeastern shore. Camp Pembroke, an all-girls Jewish summer camp, is located on this pond. The transparency is very clear, as there is very little weed presence. However the shallower northern end does have a significant weed activity, especially lily pads. These extend out to about 150-feet from the shore and provide excellent cover for bass and pickerel. The shoreline is heavily developed, especially along the eastern shore, with former summer cottage that are now year round homes. Although primarily a spring fed pond, there is a small inlet that runs from the marshy area to the north. The pond drains into Furnace Pond, located immediately to the south, via a stream that flows under Mattakeeskett Street.

Water Quality: Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species:

Fishing Comments: Good bass fishing, especially around the lily pads.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, White Sucker, American Eel

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: State managed concrete ramp located near town beach off Wampatuck Street.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Route 58 in Pembroke to Route 14 east.
Shoreline Development: 75-100%