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Last Updated: 4/2016
 Fishing
       This pond offers excellent fishing for an assortment of warm water fish. Both largemouth bass and chain pickerel are numerous and of good size. Large bluegills, white perch and yellow perch provide good panfishing. Walker is popular spot for ice fishing. 

Description
      The water is brown in color and the shoreline is 40% developed with summer and year round homes. Aquatic weeds are dense around most of the perimeter. 


STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance:       2.9 miles
Nearest Address:   
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Position:  42-08.75 N 72-03.42 W
USGS Map: Warren, MA  
Access: 
Boat access is available on a gravel ramp off Walker Road at the north end of the pond. Shore access is available along the entire western shore in Wells State Park. 

Physical Features:
  • Area:                104 acres
  • Max depth:         16 feet
  • Average Depth:   7.5 feet
  • Transparency:     8 feet
  • Terrain Type: Homes, Woods.
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1999
  • 10 species: largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, white suckers, golden
    and bridled shiners. The most abundant game fish are chain pickerel and the most abundant panfish are yellow perch.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 5.4 miles, 9 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. After the tollbooths, continue onto Interstate 84.
  2. At mile 1.3, Take exit 3A to merge onto Route 20 East/Charlton Road toward Charlton.
  3. Follow Route 20 East.
  4. At mile 3.6, turn left onto Route 49 North.
  5. At mile 4.2, turn left onto Podunk Road.
  6. At mile 4.7, turn left onto Wells State Park Road.
  7. At mile 5.4, arrive at the gravel boat launch on left before the entrance to the state park.


Wells State Park​
       Wells State Park is a popular 1,400-acre woodland park. The two principal activities are camping and hiking. The campground has 60 attractive sites. Walker Pond provides a peaceful setting for fishing, canoeing, and swimming. The swimming beach is for campers' use only. During the summer, Wells has an interpretive program available which provides guided walks, hikes, recreational activities and evening campfire programs.
        More than 10 miles of trails cross the property, which are for hiking only; off-road vehicles may not be used. A popular route leads to the scenic vista at Carpenter Rocks from which the eastern section and Walker Pond can be viewed. 

Wells State Park
Camp Map
State Pond Map