Sluice Pond, MA

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Sluice Pond


Town(s): Lynn MA
County: Essex

Size: 55 acres
Average Depth: 18 feet
Maximum Depth: 60 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Boating Comments: Summer days bring out the boaters and water skiers. These activities give way each evening to the floating patio boats and paddleboats.
Swimming: Unknown

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The bustle of urban strife fades quickly in the sunlit sparkles of pure, transparent water at this 55+ acre pond. Only 10 miles north of Boston and 2 miles northwest of the center of Lynn, Sluice Pond is fairly secluded. Buffered from traffic and commuters by the homes and businesses that face Route 129, this recreational gem may be the best kept secret in Lynn. Sluice Pond lies across the road from two public recreational neighbors, Gannon Municipal Golf Club and Lynn Woods, the nation's 2nd largest urban park. The 165 households that hug the shoreline and nestle beneath towering oaks, maples and elms form a true waterfront community. Members meet and celebrate through activities sponsored by the Sluice Pond Association (SPA). Some large properties along the shoreline are multi-family homes while others are single family dwellings or small former camp bungalows converted to year-round housing. The SPA encourages celebrations of major holidays with simple traditions like the lighting of shoreline flares to celebrate the 4th of July. During the winter, ice fishing continues and young people clear areas for hockey games and figure skating. The SPA’s website is very informative.

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

Fishing Comments: Sluice Pond is the best stocked trout pond in Massachusetts. Known for weekend fishing tournaments, the pond springs alive with small boats from early April through the fall.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Carp, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Access via the city-owned paved ramp just off Route 129.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Directions: Route 95 to Route 129, pond is off Lynnfield Street.
Shoreline Development: 75-100%