Thompson Pond, MA


Thompson Pond

Town(s): Paxton MA, Spencer MA
County: Worcester

Size: 116 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: feet

Boating Allowed: Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

Thompson Pond is a fresh water pond in central Massachusetts, near North Spencer and Paxton. It is part of the Chicopee River Watershed. Turkey Hill Brook starts at Turkey Hill Pond, works its way down to Eames Pond (Moore State Park) and eventually joins Caruth Brook to form Thompson Pond. Thompson Pond comprises approximately 116 acres. An earthen dam, approximately 150 ft in length with a 50 ft long concrete spillway, forms the pond. Caruth Brook drains a huge wetlands to the north and west of Thompson Pond. Thompson Pond is within the Spencer State Forest reservation.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum)

Fishing Comments: Thompson Pond offers good fishing for many warm water fish. A survey conducted in 1994 showed thirteen species including Large and Small-mouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Brown and Yellow Bullhead, Golden Shiner, and Sucker.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, White Sucker

Boat Access: Unknown
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: 25-50%