Papoose Lake, MA

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Papoose Lake


Town(s): Heath MA
County: Franklin
Local Name: Davenport Brook Reservoir

Size: 13 acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 20 feet

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



Papoose Lake is a 13 acre private recreational body of water feed by Davenport Brook. Depth is 2 to 20 ft. at the Mohawk Beach Estates dam and several levels of water that feed into Taylor Brook. Mohawk Beach Estates features a sandy beach with a bathhouse, picnic area, BBQ, game room, meeting hall, wifi spot, and rest rooms, showers and a playground. More than a third of the shoreline is reserved for recreation. No power boats, however rafting, paddle boats, row boats and kayaks are a relaxing way to meet new friends or spend a leisurely afternoon. The water is treated and monitored weekly in the summer. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including smelt, carp, rainbow trout, yellow perch, pickerel, sunfish, bullhead, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, sucker and crappie here. Whether you’re fly fishing, bait casting, net fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. The Davenport Brook Reservoir is a top location for birding enthusiasts interested in experiencing the many wonderful bird families in the surrounding areas. Moose, black bear, river otter, deer, fox, duck are just a few of the wildlife you will encounter in this rich ecosystem. Star gazing is exceptional with beautiful open views of the night sky without the interference of light. There are many trails for hiking with over 26 miles of privates roads and trails around the Reservoir. Winter is equally exciting with ice fishing and snowmobiling. Skiing is four miles away at Berkshire East. The Deerfield River is four miles away, with Zoar Outdoor and Crab Tree White River Rafting, for rafting, tubing, kayaking or the enjoy new zip lines. Within 30 minutes there are many more hiking trails, just to name a few; High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bridge of Flowers in the Town of Shelburne, Mohawk Trail State Forest, Catamount Mountain, Monroe State Forest, Savoy Mountain State Forest, and Harriman Reservoir in nearby Vermont.

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

Fishing Comments: Fishermen will find a variety of fish including smelt, carp, rainbow trout, yellow perch, pickerel, sunfish, bullhead, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, sucker and crappie here. Whether you’re fly fishing, bait casting, net fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Carp, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, White Sucker

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Parking Spaces: None

Shoreline Development: 25-50%