Silver Lake, MA


Silver Lake

Town(s): Wilmington MA
County: Middlesex

Size: 29 acres
Average Depth: 9 feet
Maximum Depth: 14 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Silver Lake was once a popular summer resort destination for area residents. Today, residents can enjoy the sandy beach and tepid waters off Grove Street for free during the summer. Non-residents are charged $5 per person between Memorial Day until mid-August, but there is another free beach (baby beach) right off Main Street that many non-residents flock to. During the winter months many children take to ice-skating and playing ice-hockey on the 28.5-acre lake, while adults go ice fishing. The town tests the water quality weekly during the summer months. Hours: Daylight hours, Memorial Day - August 15 for lifeguard swimming. Parking: Free lot. Number of lifeguards: 2. Beach pass information: Non-resident season pass: $40 per adult, $20 per child over 3; Day pass: $5 per person; Residents of Wilmington, free. Common activities: Fishing, Kayaking/canoeing, Motor boating. Facilities: Boat access, Food/drink, Restrooms. Restrictions: No fires, No pets. Cars allowed: Yes

Water Quality: Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: 25-50%