Silver Lake


Silver Lake

Town(s): Halifax MA, Pembroke MA, Kingston MA, Plympton MA
County: Plymouth

Size: 640 acres
Average Depth: 14 feet
Maximum Depth: 80 feet

Boating Allowed: Gas Engines Prohibited
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Silver Lake is a 640-acre (2.6 km2) lake in Pembroke, Kingston, and Plympton, Massachusetts, south of Route 27 and east of Route 36. The Pembroke/Plympton town line is entirely within the lake, and a portion of the western shoreline of the lake is the town line with Halifax. The lake is the principal water supply for the City of Brockton, whose water treatment plant is on Route 36 in Halifax. The inflow of the pond is Tubbs Meadow Brook, and the pond is the headwaters of the Jones River. Occasionally water is diverted into Silver Lake from Monponsett Pond in Halifax and Furnace Pond in Pembroke (through Tubbs Meadow Brook) whenever there is a water shortage. Access to the pond is through Silver Lake Sanctuary, a 92-acre (370,000 m2) property where one can walk, hike and fish, which is located at the end of Barses Lane, off Route 27 in Kingston.


Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Unknown
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Directions: south of Route 27 and east of Route 36
Shoreline Development: 25-50%