Populatic Pond, MA


Populatic Pond

Town(s): Franklin MA, Norfolk MA
County: Norfolk
Local Name: Lake Populatic

Size: 85 acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 12 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Boating Comments: No Jet-ski's allowed...
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

Terrific recreational lake with full access to the Charles River. Offers boat trailer access off Lakeshore Drive. Very minimal boat traffic in summer. Charles river dictates lake level. The paddle from Populatic Pond downstream and into the Charles is always a treat because there is a touch of mystery as you leave the open waters of the pond and enter the shaded confines of the Charles. The bass fishing is good in the river because the river is quite deep, and there are plenty of fallen trees behind which bass like to hide and stay sheltered from the current. From Populatic Pond to the River Road launch site is about a mile.

Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Boat trailer access off Lakeshore Drive.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 50-75%