State Line Pond, MA

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State Line Pond


Town(s): Monson MA, Stafford CT
County: Hampden, Tolland

Size: 75 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited
Boating Comments: State Line Pond is appropriate for small boats. Safety vests must be worn. The lake is very shallow in many places and, because of vegetation, boats with outboard motors may encounter difficulties. No large-scale or organized events or commercial activities are permitted without advance written approval from the Whispering Pines Lake Association. The Association also reserves the right to restrict public and other uses of the lake.
Swimming: Unknown

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State Line Pond is an approximately 75 acre lake in Stafford Springs, Connecticut on the Massachusetts border at Monson, MA. The lake was formed when a stream running through a meadow was intentionally flooded approximately 150 years ago. For many years, the Stafford Ice House "harvested" ice by horse from the lake during the winter and delivered it to restaurants, homes and businesses as far away as Boston. It is a beautiful and serene spot surrounded by the Norcross Wildlife Preserve. More recently, the lake has become shallower and has seen an increase in milfoil, pond lilies and other vegetation. Approximately 50 households on and near the lake are eligible for membership in the Whispering Pines Lake Association, a voluntary association of individuals who love the lake and want to preserve its beauty and recreational opportunities for generations to come. Please join us in our efforts to maintain and improve the lake for all to enjoy.

Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum)

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: A public put-in area is located on Route 32 (Monson Road) and is visible from the road.
Parking Spaces: None

Shoreline Development: 10-25%