Demond Pond

Last Updated: 6/2016
       This pond offers excellent fishing for largemouth bass, many of which are of attractive size in the 2-4 pound range. An annual stocking of 12-inch rainbow trout in the spring augments the fishing for warm water species. Although some legal size (28 inches) tiger muskies have been taken here, returns have been disappointing.

      Demond Pond is an average size two story pond located off Pleasant Street about one mile south of Rte. 122A. The water is clear with a transparency of 8.5 feet. The bottom type is generally mud, although there are some areas of rocky reef and rubble. About 50% of the shoreline is developed with year round homes and cottages.  Cover is provided by boulders and downed trees with some areas of sparse aquatic weed growth.

​The majority of the land surrounding the lake in owned by DCR as a watershed to Quabbin.

Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance:       2.3 miles
Nearest Address:   
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Position:  42-21.40 N 71-58.31 W
USGS Map:  Worcester North, MA
Boat access is off of Pleasant Street on the west side of the dam, but the dirt ramp is suitable only for light boats, car top boats and canoes. Shore fishing is limited to private property except for the dam area immediately adjacent to the boat ramp.

Physical Features:
  • Area:                120 acres
  • Max depth:         27 feet
  • Average Depth:  10 feet
  • Transparency:      8.5 feet
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, Homes, Farmland
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1996
  • 12 species:  rainbow trout, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, black crappie, bluegill ,pumpkinseed, rock bass, brown bullhead, golden shiners, and white suckers.  The most abundant gamefish is the largemouth bass and the most abundant panfish are the three species of sunfish. Tiger muskies were stocked here annually from 1993-1996.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 17.4 miles, 29 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. Cross Route 122 and at mile 20.8, arrive at the boat ramp and parking for 3 vehicles next to the dam.

Demond Pond Watershed Association
State Pond Map