Average Depth: 5 feet
Maximum Depth: 9 feet
Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: Jet-ski's and waterskiing between 10 AM and 7 PM only.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions
Unknown, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown
Santuit Pond is one of the most fertile ponds on Cape Cod and offers good fishing for largemouth bass, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed sunfish and brown bullhead. The large amounts of aquatic vegetation during the summer months may hamper fishing at times. There are big largemouth bass here due to the food supply provided by the herring which run up the Santuit River. A seven-pound largemouth was captured here in July of 1998 and displayed at the Barnstable County fair before being released back into the pond. This pond is also producing some very large brown bullheads; try fishing for them on the bottom on early summer evenings. A slip-sinker rig baited with nightcrawlers or small dead shiners should produce results. Santuit Pond is a good bet for ice fishing when conditions permit. Other nearby ponds are Mashpee-Wakeby Ponds and Lovells Pond.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Sunfish, Golden Shiner, White Sucker
Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A town provided access is at the end of Pocknomett Street, which is off Sandwich/Cotuit Road a little north of its junction with Route 130. The access is an unpaved town right-of-way with a dirt ramp suitable for cartop boats, canoes and light trailered boats. There is parking for approximately six vehicles. During the summer months, parking is limited to town residents with stickers only but boats can be launched and nearby roadside parking can be found. Public foot access can also be made through the Santuit Pond Preserve on the southern end of the pond. The primary access to the Santuit Pond Preserve is in Barnstable where a small access area is available off Santuit-Newtown Road just to the north and west of the Lovells Pond Boat Ramp.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10
Santuit Pond is an enlarged great pond located about a mile north of Route 28 and east of Route 130.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%