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Last Updated: 1/2016
Fishing
            Lake Lorraine is stocked each spring and fall with rainbow trout. Fishing pressure is limited by the poor access and is primarily from April through June. The clear water and lack of cover does not produce spectacular bass fishing.
                 The trout water layer is approximately 15% by volume. The bottom type is predominantly mud with a few areas of sand and gravel. Aquatic weeds are generally sparse except for the northern cove, where they are abundant.

Description
      The shoreline is 75% developed with year-round homes, a private club and a large beach with an entrance fee. There are railroad tracks along the southern shore, which separate Lake Lorraine and Five Mile Pond. The Environmental Police have a sub-headquarters on the lake.
      Shoreline fishing is limited to the boat access area and along the railroad tracks. Recreational usage in the summer is high, with swimming the most popular activity. Because of the built-up nature of the area, parking is extremely limited.
   
 

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: 140 Lorimer Street, Springfield MA 01151
Position: 42-08.73 N 72-30.92 W
Boat Launch: Boat access is at the end of Lorrimer Street down a steep sand and gravel bank and is limited to car top boats and canoes.
 
Physical Features:
  • Area:                  30 acres
  • Max depth:         22 feet
  • Average Depth:  17 feet
  • Transparency:    17 feet
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, State Park
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1978
  • 9 species.  largemouth bass, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, bluegill, golden shiner, red-breasted sunfish, longear sunfish, banded killifish and brown bullhead.
     
Put In and Take Out: 3.6 miles, 8 min.
From Exit 6 US Route 90 (Mass. Turnpike) Springfield
  • After the tollbooths, at the stoplight turn left on Route 291 West.
  • At mile 1.0, take Exit 5 towards Indian Orchard and E. Springfield.  Keep left on the ramp.
  • At mile 1.3, turn left at the stoplight on Route 20 East. Page Blvd.
  • At mile 3.2 , turn right at the stoplight onto Berkshire Avenue.
  • At mile 3.4, turn left onto Lorrimer Street.  Travel to the end.
  • The street becomes gravel.  Launch at the end of this street.
 
    
 
    
State Pond Map
Car Top Launch
Corner of Michigan and Ross Streets
Informal Launch at the end of Lorimer Street