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Last Updated: 2/2017
 Fishing
      Brooks Pond offers good fishing for many warm water fish. It has been unconfirmed reports of fish including smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout and largemouth bass.

Description  
    Brooks Pond is a Massachusetts water body that is privately owned, controlled and managed, and bordered by the towns of North Brookfield, Oakham, Spencer, and New Braintree. It forms the headwaters of the Five Mile River, which is part of the Chicopee River Watershed.
        At the northern end of the river corridor in North Brookfield and portions of Spencer and Oakham, is Brooks Pond, a privately owned water body. Approximately 179 acres, the pond is rich in scenic quality and natural resources. There are 16 small islands within the pond that provide important habitats for wildlife and migratory waterfowl, and the open water is an important link in the regional watershed system. A private beach is located on the North Brookfield side of the pond where the owners have historically allowed public access for swimming and non-motorized boats. It has become increasingly difficult however, for the owners association to continue this policy due to vandalism, management and liability issues.  Please show the necessary respect for this pristene private pond.

STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    2 hours
Total Distance:       5.1 miles
Nearest Address:   
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Position:   42-17.66 N 72-02.33 W
USGS Map: North Brookfield, MA
Access: 
Gravel Boat Ramp privately maintained. Non-motorized boats only.

Physical Features:
  • Area:                179 acres
  • Max depth:         26 feet
  • Average Depth:      feet
  • Transparency:        feet
  • Terrain Type: 16 islands with no structures, except for homes on the southern end, there is mostly forest surrounding the pond.
Fish Population
  • Last survey Unknown
  • Species: There is no published information.


Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 16.7 miles, 24 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. After the tollbooths, continue onto Interstate 84.
  2. At mile 1.2, Take exit 3A to merge onto Route 20 East/Charlton Road toward Charlton.
  3. Follow Route 20 East.
  4. ​At mile 3.6, at the stop light, turn left onto Route 49 North.
  5. At mile 11.0, turn right onto Route 9 East toward Spencer.
  6. At mile 11.4, at stop light, turn left on to Meadow Road.
  7. At mile 13.0, at stop sign, turn left onto Route 31 North.
  8. At mile 13.8, turn left onto Northwest Road.
  9. At mile 16.7, arrive at Brooks Pond beach and boat ramp.


Brooks Pond Conservation Association Inc.
      Brooks Pond Conservation Association Inc. is a Natural Resources Conservation And Protection Organization in Westborough, Massachusetts. In 1996, it received its exempt organization status from the IRS and now brings in $60,300 in annual income. Phone Number: (508) 898-2425 In Care of: James H Bannhill Address: 18 Lyman St Ste 265 Westborough, MA 01581-1436
     
Parking Beach and Pond open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Swim, Fish, Boat, or Skate at your own risk.
There is no life guard.
Please help us preserve the natural peace and quiet of this special place.

Access Rules
  • No trespassing on shore, docks, or islands
  • No ATVs, snowmobiles, jet-skis, gas-engine boats, or gas ice augers
  • No fires or structures on land or ice
  • No hunting, trapping, or weapons
  • No littering
  • No use of alcohol or drugs

Boat Rules
  • Boats must be washed and weed-free before entering the water
  • Boaters must maintain distance of 75 feet from docks and floats and 150 feet from swimming areas.