Stiles Pond, MA

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Stiles Pond


Town(s): Boxford MA
County: Essex

Size: 60 acres
Average Depth: 14 feet
Maximum Depth: 26 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: Electric motors only, 10hp speed restriction.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions



Stiles Pond is a natural great pond with steep hillside banks and minimal aquatic vegetation. The eastern shore contains the majority of the homes. Membership to the Stiles Pond Beach is offered to residents of Boxford only for a nominal fee. Members may also bring along guests for a small fee to enjoy a day at the beach, which is staffed by certified Red Cross lifeguards. Stiles Pond Beach is just off Main Street. It offers clean fresh water swimming and a fun atmosphere for kids during the hot summer months. The season officially begins in mid June and ends Labor Day weekend. Membership to the Stiles Pond Beach is offered to Boxford residents for $90 per family. Members may also pay to bring along guests. The pond is overseen by the Boxford Athletic Association. Danvers YMCA holds another popular summer day camp on Stiles Pond, next to the Town Beach.

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: The State stocks Rainbow Trout here in the spring.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: Access via town beach. Parking for residents only.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Route 95 to exit 53B for 1 mile, south on Georgetown Road, right on Ipswitch Road, left on Main Street, right on Stiles Pond Road to town beach.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%