Plunkett Reservoir, MA

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Plunkett Reservoir


Town(s): Hinsdale MA
County: Berkshire

Size: 71 acres
Average Depth: 13 feet
Maximum Depth: 21 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, See Comments
Boating Comments: Power-boating unknown
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions



Plunkett Reservoir is located in the Housatonic River Watershed. Some weeds are present, mostly in the coves. The town employs a draw-down technique to help prevent their spread. The shoreline is heavily developed with year-round and seasonal homes, most of which are set back from the edge of the reservoir. Camp Romaca for Girls borders the water.

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

Fishing Comments: State stocks with trout every spring.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Golden Shiner, White Sucker

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: Small trailers possible but mostly for car-top boats.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: From Hinsdale center take Route 8, right on Michael's Road, left on Plunkett Reservoir Road, access on left.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%