Pratt Pond, MA


Pratt Pond

Town(s): Upton MA
County: Worcester

Size: 34 acres
Average Depth: 6 feet
Maximum Depth: 16 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

Pratt Pond is a small eutrophic, warm water pond located in Upton and draining into the Blackstone River. Depth averages six feet with a maximum of 16 feet. The bottom is about three-fourths muck with the remainder evenly divided between rubble and sand. Riprap is present along the northeast shore. Aquatic weeds are abundant along much of the shore and shallow covers. Recreational activities include swimming, boating and fishing. Boat access is good and shore access is rated as excellent. Pratt Pond Conservation Area: This 10 acre wooded parcel north of Pratt Pond was donated to the Conservation Commission in 1972. It abuts the town's Kiwanis Beach Recreation Area.

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fishing Comments: This pond offers good fishing for an assortment of warm water species. The bass population is healthy with fish ranging from legal size to over 20 inches. Bluegills and pumpkinseeds exhibited above average growth rates with many fish approaching 8 inches. Ice fishing for chain pickerel and yellow perch should be productive. Don't pass up summer fishing for bullheads and black crappie.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill

Boat Access: Unknown
Parking Spaces: None

Directions: From Rhode Island and points South: Rt. 146N exit 1, left off ramp. Follow Rt. 146A for 3.0 miles. Left onto Rt. 122 north. Go 4.7 miles to Plummers Corner. Right onto Church St. Go 0.6 miles to end and take left onto Quaker St. Go 2.4 miles to light and take a left onto Maple Ave. Go to end at intersection of Rt 140. This is Upton center. Go straight thru onto Hartford Ave.N. Go 0.7 miles and take a right onto School St. ( you will see the pond on the left). Take immediate left onto
Shoreline Development: 10-25%