RIVERS

Hoosic River
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Housatonic River​​
  • Reach 15 - PHOTOS - Description
    PHOTOS - Route 341 Bridge, Kent Launch - Nearest Address:
    1 Skiff Mountain Rd, Kent, CT 06757

  • Reach 16 - PHOTOS for Portage, Take-Out, Put-In, Bridge, and Dams - Nearest Address: 
           248 Bulls Bridge Rd, South Kent, CT 06785

  • Evaluate further reaches.

Deerfield River
  • Grout Pond - PHOTOS
  • Reach 3 - Somerset Reservoir - PHOTOS - Description
  • Reach 6 - Harriman Reservoir - PHOTOS - Improve Description
  • The following are missing:
    • Reach 8 - Sherman Dam to Fife Brook Dam
    • Reach 9 - PHOTOS
    • Reach 10 - PHOTOS
    • Reach 11 - PHOTOS
    • Reach 12 - PHOTOS
  • Reach 14 - Improve Description
  • Reach 15 - Improve Description

Connecticut River
  • Reach 19 - PHOTOS -
    • Turner Falls Take Out areas
  • Reach 22 - Riverfront Park Longmeadow  PHOTOS

Quaboag River
  • ​Reach 4 - PHOTOS to improve descriptions.

Westfield River
  • Reaches need defining.
  • PHOTOS and Description need writing

Green River

Chicopee River
   From Mile 3.0 - Memorial Drive (Route 33 bridge)
   To Mile 0.0 - The mouth of the river.     
   Reach 5 - needs scouting and photos

Ware River
 Lower Dam in Ware - Mile 11.9 - 30 Maple Street Ware, MA 01082
Alternate - Gilbert Court, Ware, MA 01082 - Mile 11.8
This may be a better launch site near the baseball diamond just off Monroe Street.

Farmington River

Section 45: Great ponds; public use; rules and regulations
Section 45. Except as otherwise provided in this section and elsewhere in this chapter, every great pond not actively being used as a source of water supply of any town, water supply or fire district or public institution, and not subject to the provisions of section one hundred and sixty of chapter one hundred and eleven, shall be public for the purpose of hunting or boating thereon and shall, notwithstanding the provisions of any special law relating to fisheries in any particular place, be open to all inhabitants of the commonwealth for fishing purposes; provided that any city or town in which the whole or any portion of any great pond not exceeding five hundred acres in extent is situated may, as to so much thereof, as is located within its boundaries, make and enforce rules and regulations relative to hunting, fishing and boating thereon. Any such rule and regulation relative to boating may include, on all or any portion of said pond, for all or any portion of the year, any of the following: a speed limit, a limit on engine horsepower, a prohibition of the use of internal combustion engines, a ban on water skiing and other high speed uses and a limitation of such uses to certain areas and certain times. Any such rules or regulations shall, to the extent that they authorize hunting or fishing or, both, be subject to the approval of the director, and to the extent that they authorize any other use thereof, be subject to the approval of the commissioner of environmental protection or to the extent that they impose restrictions upon the speed limit, a limitation on engine horsepower, a prohibition of the use of internal combustion engines, a ban on water skiing and other high speed uses, and a limitation of such uses to certain areas and certain times, be subject to the approval of the director of law enforcement. All persons shall be allowed reasonable means of access to such ponds for the purposes aforesaid.
       Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section and section thirty-nine B of chapter ninety, any city or town in which is situated the whole or any portion of any great pond, as defined by section one, may, as to so much thereof which is located within its boundaries, make and enforce rules and regulations relative to the use and operation of aircraft equipped with floats or other means of transportation on water; provided, however, that such regulations, ordinances, or by-laws providing for such use and operation shall first be approved by the Massachusetts aeronautics division.

Section 46. The department of environmental protection shall, upon the request and at the expense of any person claiming to be interested in a pond, cause a measurement thereof to be made which shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of each city and town within the limits of which any part of such pond is situated; and no arm or branch shall be included as a part of such pond unless such arm or branch is at least fifty feet in width and normally one foot in depth.
LAKES

Berkshire​​

Franklin
  • Sheomet Pond, Warwick (aka Clubhouse Pond) - PHOTOS
  • McLeod Pond, Colrain - PHOTOS
  • Ashfield Pond, Ashfield - PHOTOS
  • Paddy Hill Pond, Ashfield  - PHOTOS​
Hampshire
  • Hallockville Pond, Plainfield - PHOTOS
  • Ware River Reservoir, Ware - PHOTOS

Hampden​​
  • Chicopee Reservoir, Chicopee - PHOTOS
  • Noyes Pond, Tolland - PHOTOS​

North Worcester County​
 
    The following are have not been fully investigated:

Watatic Pond or Lake Watatic - Ashburnham - no public access
Wallace Pond - Ashburnham
Ward Pond - Ashburnham - GREAT POND
Stodge Meadow Pond - Ashburnham - acres
Wallace Pond - Ashburnham - 46 acres
Winnekeag Lake - Ashburnham - 112 acres - GREAT POND
Upper Naukeag Lake - Ashburnham - Public Water Supply
Lower Naukeag Lake - Ashburnham
Sunset Lake -  Ashburnham/Winchendon - 274 acres PRIVATE?
Lincoln Pond - Ashburnham State Forest - Ashburnham - 31 acres GREAT POND
Meetinghouse Pond, Westminster/Hubbardston - 151 acres - Water supply
Mare Meadow Reservoir, Westminster - 240 acres - Water supply
Mare Meadow Reservoir North, Westminster - 38 acres - Water supply
Both Meetinghouse Pond and Mare Meadow Pond in Westminster serve as water supply sources for the Fitchburg municipal water system. 

White Pond - Athol - 63 acres
South Athol Pond - Athol - 83 acres
Riceville Pond - Athol/Petersham - 61.4 acres Reservoir? - 2.6 miles
Davenport Pond- Athol/Petersham - 30.4 acres - 1.3 miles

Henshaw Pond - Leicester - Cherry Valley and Rochdale Water District - GREAT POND
Waite Pond - Leicester - 48 acres
Lynde Brook Reservoir - Leicester - 130 acres


Hy-Crest Pond - Sterling - 104 acres - Water Supply?

Wyman Lake (closed to public)
Wachusett Lake (Public Water Supply)
Stiles Reservoir (aka Stiles Lake)  (possibly Private)
Stoddard Pond (aka Mill Glen Pond)
      
Beaver Pond (Bellingham) - Milford - GREAT POND
Beaver Pond - Royalston
Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control
Bourn-Hadley Pond &Trout Pond - Templeton - 25.8 acres - 1.8 miles
Conner Pond - Petersham - 1.5 miles 
This is actually an impoundment of the Rutland Brook.
Not on MA Integrated list of waterways
Turkey Hill Pond - Rutland​/Paxton - 90.1 acres - 1.7 miles
Possibly Private

SOUTH WORCESTER COUNTY

​The following are have not been investigated

Dutton Pond - Leicester - 6 acres - Too Small​
Henshaw Pond - Leicester - 37 acres - GREAT POND
Waite Pond - Hubbardston - 34 acres

Burncoat Park Pond - Worcester - 6 acres - too small
Buck Hill Pond - Spencer - 10 acres
Jones Pond - Charlton/Spencer - 30 acres ?
Lambs Pond - Charlton - Private?
Sunset Lake PRIVATE
Wyman Lake - Westminster - (closed to public)
Stiles Reservoir (aka Stiles Lake)  (possibly Private)
Stoddard Pond (aka Mill Glen Pond)
Jones Pond - Charlton/Spencer - 30 acres ?
Brookhaven Lake - 34 acres - Private
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Lynde Brook Reservoir - Leicester - 130 acres​ - (Public Water Supply)
Wachusett Lake - City of Fitchburg Water Department - (Public Water Supply)


Comins Pond - Warren - 26 acres - (Public Water Supply)

Greenville Pond - Leicester (Rochdale) - 31 acres
Rochdale Pond -  Leicester (Rochdale) - 43 acres
Cranberry Meadow Pond - Spencer/Charlton - 69 aceres

Pierpont Meadow Pond - Dudley/Charlton - 95 acres

We are currently researching this river!
  • Rivers are very time consuming work.
  • We must confirm every location with a GPS.
  • Often information from sources are wrong and must be verified.
  • Dams don't always publish their portage plan.

THANKS FOR ANY INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE

Expect updates daily (5-30-2018)