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Last Updated: 3/2018
Fishing
      Quacumquasit (South) Pond maintains a layer of cold, oxygenated water throughout the warm summer months which enables some trout to survive multiple seasons and reach sizes exceeding 5 pounds. Combined with the large numbers of trout stocked each year South Pond offers exceptional trout fishing throughout the summer and has been designated a special Brown Trout Water by MassWildlife (see your Abstracts for current length and creel limits). In addition, Northern Pike stocked in Quaboag Pond are occasionally caught in South Pond. In recent years, Quacumquasit (South) Pond has produced excellent crappie fishing. South Pond has produced Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth
Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, sunfish, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Tiger Trout that meet minimum sizes for recognition by the Sportfishing Awards Program.


Description
      Lake Quacumquasit, commonly known as South Pond. The water is clear and of good quality.  Aquatic weeds are distributed intermittently along most of the shoreline. At the northern end, where Quacumquasit connects with Quaboag, water milfoil, pickerelweed, juncus, and pipewort are common.
       The shoreline is about 80% developed with year-round homes and summer cottages. Power boating, water skiing, sailing, and fishing are all popular at this attractive pond


Diversity in Paddling
      This paddle can be combined with the Quaboag River and/or the Brookfield River, Lake Lashaway, Quacumquasit Pond, and Wickaboag Pond.  We particularly enjoy paddling here because of all the flexibility available to the paddler.  If you want some place where you can explore a region on multiple days then this is a real opportunity.
    
STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1.5 hour
Total Distance:      3.4 miles
Nearest Address:  
143 Lake Rd, Brookfield, MA 01506
Position:  42-10.85 N 72-04.38 W
USGS Map: Warren, MA  
Access:
A paved, public boat ramp is located at the north end off Lake Road. The adjacent parking lot can accommodate about 15 cars. Across the road from the parking lot is a public swimming area.

Physical Features
  • Area:                223 acres
  • Max depth:         73 feet
  • Average Depth:  21 feet
  • Transparency:    12 feet
  • Terrain Type:   Wooded, Homes
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1995
  • 17 species:  Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, White Sucker, Alewife, American Eel, Golden Shiner, Banded Killifish, and Tessellated Darter.
  • South Pond is also stocked annually with trout each spring and fall. 

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 6.6 miles, 12 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
After the tollbooths, head southwest on I-84.
  1. At mile 0.8, Take exit 3B to merge onto Route 20 West toward Route 131/Sturbridge/Palmer.
  2. At mile 1.4, turn right onto New Boston Road.
  3. At mile 5.6 the road becomes West Sturbridge Road.
  4. At mile 6.1, go left to continue on South Pond Road
  5. The pond will appear on your left and at mile 6.6 arrive at the boat ramp.
Boat Ramp
State Pond Map
Short Dam under road bridge
Boat Ramp
Portage for Car Top Boats