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East Brimfield Reservoir

Last Updated: 10/2017
Fishing
         East Brimfield Reservoir is a favorite spot for both the serious and casual angler. It is a favorite spot for competition bass anglers. Although weed beds are abundant, the old river channel is a good area to search for large, opportunistic gamefish. The multitude of panfish here will provide hours and hours of simple leisurely fishing for anglers of all levels of ability. The northern pike are a significant draw for ice anglers, as the big predators are known to reach massive size here. This water once held the state record for the species.
Champeaux Road Fishing Area:
Off Rt 148 at north end of reservoir. Shore fishing area with ADA accessible fishing platforms. Open year round. Ice fishing access.

Description

East Brimfield Damsite
        Riverview Ave off Route 20. Scenic overlook of the reservoir and dam. 1/2 mile interpretive nature trail.  Recently completed ½ mile portion of the Grand Trunk multiple use trail from the dam to Holland Road. No motorized vehicles open to XC Skiers and Snow Shoes in Winter also Shore fishing access. Open year round.​
STATISTICS

Skill Level:            Class 1 - Flat wate
Estimated Time:    3 hours
Long Pond Distance:               4.6 miles
East Brimfield Lake Distance: 3.3 miles
                   Total Distance       7.9 miles
USGS Map: Warren, MA and Wales, MA (7.5’x15’)
 
Long Pond side
Launch Address:  Old Streeter Rd, Fiskdale, MA 01518 
Position: 42-06.78 N 72-07.90 W
Boat Launch: Federal Paved Boat Ramp on North side of Route 20
 
East Brimfield Lake side
Launch Address:
       390 Sturbridge Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010 (Route 20)
Position: 42-06.62 N 72-08.35 W
Boat Launch: Large Paved Parking Lot with excellent boat ramp for all types of boats.
 
 
Physical Features:
  • Total Area:                    420 acres
    • Long Pond:             106 acres
    • East Brimfield Lake: 314 acres
  • Flood Storage area: 2270 acres
  • Max depth:         22 feet
  • Average Depth:  10 feet
  • Transparency: 
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, Army Corp of Engineers Park
 
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1995
  • 17 species:  largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, smallmouth bass, brown trout, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseeds, brown bullheads, yellow bullheads, golden shiners, bridled shiners, alewives and killifish. Northern pike are also present here and are stocked on a regular basis, most recently in 1995. Tiger muskies were stocked here in 1997.
       
   
Put In and Take Out: 4.6 miles, 10 min.
From Exit 9 Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90)
  • After the toll booths follow signs for I-84 towards US-20 Sturbridge.
  • Merge on to US-20 West
  • Follow US-20 past Sturbridge Village and through the town of Sturbridge.
  • At mile 4.4 turn right on to Old Streeter Road, Fiskdale,for the Long Pond launch.
  • At mile 4.6 Turn left after passing water on each side, into the Federal Boat Ramp for East Brimfield Lake.
    
 
    
East Brimfield Lake
         There are many things you can do at East Brimfield Lake in every season. Spring brings a renewed interest in fishing for trout stocked here by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Water is stored for a controlled release in April for canoe races on the Quinebaug River.
          Summer brings warm weather for swimming and picnicking at the Streeter Beach (fee area operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation) and Lake Siog Park (operated by the Corps; no fee). Boating and water skiing are favorite pastimes on East Brimfield Lake.
          In fall the colorful leaves make the rolling hills and the river valley a photographers delight. Scenic views can be enjoyed along a six mile canoe trail with each passing season. This flat water canoe trail twists and turns from Holland Pond to East Brimfield Lake on the Quinebaug River.
          Hunting for deer, turkey, and other small game is allowed in the forested wetland and upland areas of the project. Hunting and fishing are permitted in accordance with Massachusetts fish and game laws. Licenses are required and available at the local town halls.
         Once winter arrives, snow covers the frozen lake. Northern pike, pickerel, and bass provide for excellent ice fishing.

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            For more information click below:
Army Corps of Engineers
East Brimfield Lake
State Pond Map
Long Pond Federal Boat Ramp
East Brimfield Reservoir  Federal Boat Ramp