Wickett Pond

Last Updated:4/2018
            There is no state survey found online.  That be said, there are plenty of people that regularly fish this pond.  Bass seem to prevail for sport fishing with some large ones caught both winter, ice fishing, and summer.
        This small shallow pond is surrounded with beautiful forest.  Not a single structure can be seen making it a wilderness experience.  Most days you will have this pond to yourself making it and ideal get-away for anyone need some time alone.
         If you paddle quietly, expect to see all kinds of wildlife!  There are beavers on the pond.  A beaver house is located about a third of the way down the pond on the east shore.  If you hear a loud slap, don't be afraid.  A beaver is sending out a warning for other beavers.

Skill Level:              Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:     1 hour
Total Distance:       1.3 miles
USGS Map:             Orange, MA (7.5’x15’)

Physical Features:
  • Area:                  29 acres
  • Max depth:           feet
  • Average Depth:    feet
  • Transparency:      feet
  • Terrain Type: Park, Homes, Roadway close to water
Fish Population
  • Unknown
Wickett Pond Launch
Position: 42-33.30 N 72-25.68 W
Boat Launch:
Gravel Public Boat ramp.
Nearest Launch Address:
2 Wickett Pond Rd Wendell, MA 01379
Near intersection of Saxon Bridge Road and Perry Farm Road
Put-In Directions (8.3 miles, 17 minutes):
From Route 2 center of the French King Bridge 
  1. At mile 1.2, turn right onto Forest Street.
  2. At mile 1.4, turn left onto Prospect Street and immediately turn right onto Papermill Road.
  3. At mile 1.7, Papermill Road turns slightly left and becomes East Main Street.
  4. At mile 1.9, at the stop sign, turn left on Bridge Street.
  5. At mile 2.0, continue onto South Prospect Street.
  6. At mile 3.1, continue straight onto Wendell Road.

  7. At mile 5.0, continue onto Montague Road.
  8. At mile 7.1, turn left onto Wickett Pond Road.
  9. At mile 7.9, a road enters on the left.  continue straight.
  10. At mile 8.3, arrive at the gravel boat ramp.
Gravel launch area. 
Very shallow, use caution.
Wendell State Forest
             Located south of the Millers River, Wendell State Forest covers 7,566 acres of rolling forested hills, streams, ponds, and trails. Purchased in the 1920s the area had been heavily burned during the early 1900s. Some of the park development and most of the road systems are attributed to Civilian Conservation Corps activities in the 1930s.
            Ruggles Pond is the main day-use area. This 10 acre pond offers crystal clear water for swimming and fishing. Picnic sites and a ball field with a pavilion are located nearby. There is a small boat launching ramp located at the Northern end of Wickett Pond. The Metacomet - Monadnock Trail traverses the forest boundaries and offers a small Adirondack shelter for trail users.
Wendell State Forest
Trail Map