Prospect Lake

Last Updated: 5/2018
      There is no current state information on fishing.  I found a very old document on-line that provided the fish population above.  If there is any information available, please send it to me.
      The parking area is suitable for six cars.  The pathway to the water is primarily a boardwalk that is in disrepair (as of September 2014).  Place your boat in the water and climb in directly from the dock.  Late in the season there may be a fair amount of weeds at the launch.  You will need to push your way out.
NOTE: If you are having difficulty launching, then launch along the road where there is little weeds and easy entry.  Afterwards, parking at the state launch area.
      This lake is small but quite pleasant.  It is primarily weed free except in some small areas along the shore.  Turn left as you start your paddle from the launch area and follow the shoreline passed homes.  The entire west shore has homes dotting the shore.  The northern end of the lake turns woods with some farmland behind it.
     Travel eastward on the north shore to the lake outlet, very difficult to see, is a spillway with a tiny stream.  The flow rate is very slow except in early spring.  This stream goes into the Green River, which leads to the Housatonic River and then to Long Island Sound.  From here and down to where the roadway passes close to the lake is a private campground.  Many kayaks and canoes are kept there by and for campers.  Follow the shore around a point of land to the beach.  This is open to the public and for picnicking.
      Follow the remaining eastern shore southward passing a couple of homes and then back to the boat launch.

Skill Level:            Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance       1.4 miles
USGS Map: Egremont, MA (7.5’x15’)
Launch Address: 76 Prospect Lake Road, Egremont, MA 01230

Boat Launch: Car top launch down wooden path.
Position:     42-11.45 N 73-27.20 W    
Physical Features:
  • Area:           58.6 acres
  • Max depth:          feet
  • Average Depth:   feet
  • Transparency: 
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, Homes, Campground
Fish Population
  • Unknown 
Put-In/Take-Out (17.7 miles, about 30 minutes)
  • From US Route 90 (Mass Turnpike) take exit 2.
  • Turn left at the stop light and travel under Mass Pike.
  • Turn immediately right before next light on Route 102 West
  • At mile 4.6 turn left at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge on to Route 7 South
  • At mile 11.2 pass over the Housatonic River and turn left at stop light still on Route 7 South.
  • Follow Route 7 South through Great Barrington.
  • At mile 12.1, at stop light, turn right on to Route 23 West/Route 41 South.
  • At mile 13.7 make a slight right on to Route 71 West.
  • At mile 16.6, turn left at the North Egremont General Store on to Prospect Lake Road. 
  • Travel south for one mile (mile 17.7) past where the lake is close to the road (alternate put in) to a parking area on your right.  The boat launch, for car-top boats, has a wooden walkway to the launch area.
Prospect Lake Park
       Located in the scenic Berkshires region of Massachusetts, Prospect Lake Park is a destination that appeals to all campers. Open from the first weekend in May through October 15, Prospect Lake Park is set along 2000 feet of wooded lakeshore and offers 125 shaded or sunny campsites. The campsites accommodate everything from the smallest tent to the largest RV (36'). Even if you do not own a tent or an RV, you can enjoy the fine cabin accommodations that are offered.
      The Palmatier family is committed to your camping pleasure and continues a tradition of warm recreational hospitality that stretches back over 100 years!
      Many of our sites feature water views and some are right on the shore. All campsites are serviced with water and electric - sewer connections are also available. Each site comes complete with picnic tables and fire rings for your cooking, eating and storytelling pleasure.
      Prospect Lake Park is always kept neat and tidy. The spic ‘n’ span bathhouses feature free hot showers and flush toilets. Keep your clothes just as tidy with a stop at the onsite laundry. Campsite rates from $30 to $34 per day and weekly monthly, and seasonal rates available.
     Each cabin comes nicely furnished and features a full kitchen and bath. These country cabins provide a convenient, yet rustically charming camping experience that you and your family will remember fondly.  Rates $410 to $510 per week.    

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Prospect Lake Park
Trail to Boat Launch
Be careful the town needs to fix this
Alternate Boat Ramp
A view from the launch area