Shaw Pond


Shaw Pond

Town(s): Becket MA, Otis MA
County: Berkshire

Size: 100 acres
Average Depth: 13 feet
Maximum Depth: 19 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

Shaw Pond is a shallow, warm water pond that is long and thin in shape. The shoreline is only moderately developed with both seasonal and year-round homes, mostly along the west shore. The east side of the lake is undeveloped and made of steep terain but very scenic. Non-native aquatic weeds are moderate and being treated by the town. There is no know lake association.

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

Fishing Comments: Pickerel are the primary catch here and Yellow Perch are abundant. Shoreline fishing is limited to the boat ramp area.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, White Sucker, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: The DCR manages the surfaced ramp off Route 8, mostly for shallow draft boats and car-top boats.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Mass Pike to exit 2, west on Route 20, south on Route 8 in West Becket for 1/2 mile to access area.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%