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Last Updated: 3/2018
Fishing
       Long Pond is an excellent location for catching stocked trout and is heavily fished. Trout fishermen do best when trolling the steep drop-offs on the eastern and western shores of the south basin. Largemouth Bass fishing is also good with some fish being reported to exceed 7 lbs. Yellow Perch, some exceeding 1 lb, and other panfish are caught in abundance through the ice in winter. Long Pond has produced Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Rock Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Trout, Brook
Trout, Tiger Trout, and Rainbow Trout that meet minimum sizes for recognition by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.


Description
      Long Pond is a 177-acre Great Pond located at the intersection of Route 122 and Route 122A in Rutland. It is comprised of 3 basins which are not connected by navigable waterways.  Water clarity improves as you move from south to north and aquatic vegetation is abundant with the exception of the deeper areas in the south basin. Long Pond lies entirely within conservation lands and its shores are completely undeveloped. The south basin is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, boating, and paddling during the warmer months.

​NOTE:
There is a 20 (2-stroke engine) and 25 (4-stroke engine) horsepower restriction unless a special permit is obtained from DCR. Please contact the offices of Rutland State Park for additional information and/or restrictions pertaining to public access of Long Pond.
STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    2.5 hour
Total Distance:       5.9 miles
Total Area:           155 acres
Nearest Address:   
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Position: 
North Culvert Roadside - 42-21.83 N 71-59.42 W
South Boat Ramp - 42-21.51 N 71-59.55 W
USGS Map:  Worcester North, MA
 
Access: 
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages a large, double concrete boat ramp (71°59'32.518"W 42°21'30.612"N) and 50-car parking lot directly off of Rt. 122 which provides access to the south basin.  The north and middle basins are only assessable to cartop boats and canoes via informal dirt access sites (see map). Shoreline access is excellent at all three ponds.

Physical Features
  • Total: 177 acres 
  • North Section -
    • Area: 33 acres
    • Max Depth: 9 feet
    • Avg Depth: 4 feet

  • Middle Section -
    • Area: 42 acres
    • Max Depth: 8 feet
    • Avg Depth: 3 to 4 feet

  • South Section -
    • Area:  102 acres
    • Max Depth: 29 feet
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Fish Population
  • Last survey Unknown
  • 13 species:  Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Brown Bullhead, White Sucker, and Golden Shiner. The south basin of Long Pond is also stocked with large numbers of trout every spring and fall.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions (21.1  miles, 28 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. After the tollbooths, head southwest on I-84.
  2. At mile 1.1, take exit 3A to merge onto Route 20 East/Charlton Road toward Charlton.
  3. At mile 3.4, at stop light, turn left onto Route 49 North.
  4. At mile 10.9, turn left onto Route 9 East Main Street.
  5. At mile 11.2, just after the McDonalds and at the stop light, turn left onto Meadow Road.
  6. At mile 12.8, at the stop sign, turn left onto Route 31 North.
  7. At mile 17.1, turn left onto Barclay Road/Rockland Street. (Treasure Valley Camping sign)
  8. At mile 18.2, just after Treasure Valley Scout Reservation, the road becomes Pleasantdale Road.
  9. At mile 20.0, at the flashing red light, turn left onto Route 122.
  10. Cross over a causeway and at mile 21.1, turn left into the Long  Pond Boat Ramp - Rutland State Park.
Rutland State Park

       The park office is located off of Rte 122 near the Long Pond Boat ramp. The Recreation Area is located off of Rte 122A in mid-central Massachusetts.
      Rutland State Park is a 300 acre recreation area with developed facilities for fresh water swimming, picnicking and boating. At Whitehall Pond, there is a swimming beach and adjacent picnic area.

Daily Parking Fee: $8 MA Vehicle, $10 non-MA Vehicle

For more information click the button: 
Rutland State Park
State Pond Map