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Last Updated: 1/2016
Fishing
           Fishing pressure is heaviest April through June and September through October when the Division stocks rainbow and brown trout. The pond also offers an assortment of warm water species with largemouth bass being the most sought for species. Ice fishing is primarily for trout.  In the spring of 1992 and 1993, Five Mile Pond was also stocked with surplus Atlantic Salmon in the 4-20 pound range. 

Description
            The bottom type is predominantly mud with gravel and sand along the shoreline. Aquatic weeds are scant except on the eastern side of the pond, where they are abundant.  
        The shoreline is approximately 50% developed with year round homes and a public swimming beach. There is a railroad track along the northern shoreline separating Five Mile Pond from Lake Lorraine. The shoreline fishing area is extensive.
 
             The park is run by the city of Springfield.  All city rules apply. The park is heavily used in warm water.  Swimming and Picnicing are the most popular activities.  A lifeguard is on duty. 
      Summer Swim Season Start July 1st and runs through August 8th. Five Mile Pond remains open after August 8th on the weekends only until Labor Day. Summer Hours are 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday.
 
 
STATISTICS
Skill Level:            Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance       1.0 miles
USGS Map:  Springfield North, MA (7.5’x15’)
Launch Address:  
 
990 Boston Rd, Springfield, MA 01119
                              Five Mile Pond City Park
Position:   42-08.39 N 72-30.56 W
Boat Launch: Concrete Boat Ramp.  Plenty of parking.
 
Physical Features:
  • Area:                  48 acres
  • Max depth:         35 feet
  • Average Depth:  12 feet
  • Transparency:    17 feet
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, City Park
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1978
  • 10 species.  largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, longear sunfish, banded killifish, golden shiner, creek chubsucker, yellow bullhead and brown bullhead. 
Put In and Take Out: 3.0 miles, 9 min.
From Exit 7 US Route 90 (Mass. Turnpike)  Ludlow
  • After the tollbooths at the stoplight, turn left on Route 21 South.
  • Follow Route 21 into Ludlow and at mile 1.0 cross over the Chicopee River into Indian Orchard, a section of Springfield.
  • Travel through several stop lights and turns on Route 21 South.
  • At mile 2.3, turn right at the stoplight onto Route 20 West, Boston Road.  The Olive Garden restaurant will be on your right after the turn
  • At mile 3.0, a mexican restaurant will be on your left.  At the stoplight, turn right into the park.
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State Pond Map
A Large Gravel Parking Lot
A Gravel Boat Ramp for all types
A Beautiful Beach