West Waushacum Pond
and the Quag

Last Updated: 5/2016
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      There is a small bridge that allows access to the Quag that passes under the Central Mass Rail Trail.
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Distance around lake:  Total - 2.8 miles
West Waushacum Pond: 1.9 miles
The Quag:                       0.9 miles

Nearest Address:  
{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DStartFragment%2D%2D%3E83 Gates Rd Sterling, MA 01564
Position:  42-24.71 N 71-46.06 W
USGS Map: Sterling, MA
Car top launch alongside road.  Dirt parking lot across the street. 

Physical Features:
  • Area:               111 acres
  • Max depth:          feet
  • Average Depth:   feet
  • Transparency:     feet
  • Terrain Type:  Houses, Island, Roadway, Woods
Fish Population
  • Last survey 
  •   species :  Unknown

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 4.0 miles,  minutes):
From Exit 6 of Route 190 - Sterling/Clinton
  1. At the end of the ramp, turn south on Route 12
  2. At mile 1.7, in the middle of Sterling, continue straight onto Route12 South/Route 62 West.
  3. At mile 2.0, turn slight left onto Route 12 South.
  4. ​At mile 3.8, turn left onto Gates Road.
  5. At mile 4.0, just past where the rail trail starts on left, there is a parking area on the right.  Park here and launch car top boats just about 25 yards down on the opposite side.

State Pond Map