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Last Updated: 1/2016
Fishing
        There is no official surveys done by the state.  The camp reports no stocking of any kind but record perch and pickerel have been reported.
 
Description
      This small lake is owned by Boy Scouts of America Western Massachusetts Council.  They allow public access when the camp is not being used by scouts, basically during July and August.  For more information and detailed dates see their website below:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       Currently the Boy Scouts are consolidating their camps.  This one is for sale at a reasonable price of 1.5 million.
 
 
    
    
STATISTICS
 
Skill Level:            Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1  hour
Total Distance       2.0 miles
USGS Map: Goshen, MA (7.5’x15’)

North Launch Address:  
       140 Old Chesterfield Rd, Williamsburg, MA 01096
Position:  42-23.60 N 72-48.44 W
Boat Launch:  Launch into stream.  You may encounter beaver dams that need portaging before the pond.  Parking along road is difficult.
 
South Launch Address:  
       Main Rd, Chesterfield, MA 01012 (Route 143)
Position:  42-22.98 N 72-48.53 W
Boat Launch:  Look for stone property marker across from house.
Park along road and carry in about 200 yards.EndFragment
 
Physical Features:
  • Area:                37 acres
  • Max depth:        20 to 25 feet near dam
  • Average Depth:   feet
  • Transparency:     feet
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, Boy Scout Camp, Wetland North End
Fish Population
  • Unknown     
   
Put In and Take Out:  13.7 miles, 28 min.
  • From US Route 91 (Mass. Turnpike) take Exit 19 (Northampton):
  • At the end of the ramp at stop light, turn left on Route 9 West.
  • Follow Route 9 through downtown Northampton, past Smith College, through Florence, past Look Park on your left to Williamsburg.
  • At mile 9.7, turn left on Route 143 West (Chesterfield/Worthington).
  • At mile 13.5, you will pass the town garage on right.
  • Southern put-in is across from the first house on left.
  • Look for stone property marker across from this house.
    Park along road and carry in about 200 yards

BSA Western MA
Camp Map
Hike in to Informal South Launch Area
Boy Scout Beach near  South Launch Area
North End Roadside Launch
A view looking north