Pentucket Pond, MA


Pentucket Pond

Town(s): Georgetown MA
County: Essex

Size: 86 acres
Average Depth: 15 feet
Maximum Depth: 26 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Unknown

Pentucket Pond is a natural break pond that was expanded by a dam (east end) to increase its overall size. Most of the shoreline contains residential development with the remainder being open space, woodlands and a campground. Fanwort (a non-native species of invasive plant) has once again become a problem in Pentucket Pond. A new committee, the Pentucket Pond Advisory Committee, has been established to investigate and make recommendations for dealing with this problem. Initially the Committee will establish and provide a multi-year Aquatic Plant Management Plan for Pentucket Pond. This plan will provide estimates of the cost to maintain the pond over a 3-5 year period. Once the infestation and plant distribution is confirmed this spring, a plan for remedial action will be made. This will involve treating the entire pond with Flouridone, an aquatic herbicide. The Pentucket Pond Advisory Committee requests that the Community Preservation Committee approve and set aside funding for this project. The Georgetown Fish and Game Club hold an ice fishing derby whenever the ice is safe enough. The derby is a catch-and-release event, and participants are encouraged to take photos with their catch and then release the fish back into the pond.

Water Quality: Treated Annually, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fishing Comments: Stocked with Rainbow Trout every spring. Good shoreline fishing off Pond, Mill & Lake Avenues. Access is also available through the town beach (parking for residents only).
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: Small boats can be launched via a private dirt ramp from the Georgetown Fish & Game Club (see directions).
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Route 95 to Route 13W, right on North Street, left on fork to Pond Street, left on Lake Avenue to ramp
Shoreline Development: 50-75%