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Last Updated: 6/2016
 Fishing
        Trout are stocked during the months of April and May for early season anglers. Other gamefish present in good numbers are largemouth bass and chain pickerel. Bass are concentrated where good cover in the form of downed trees and weed beds are found, while pickerel are most common in the weedy southern basin. Panfish are common with good sized yellow perch and bluegills providing plenty of action and good table quality. Ice fishing for perch and pickerel is reputed to be excellent here.
 
Description
      This pond is located in the Rutland State Forest off of Route 122 in Rutland. Aquatic weeds are common especially in the shallow southern section. Water milfoil and bladderwort are the most abundant of a number of weeds present.  This attractive pond with fine swimming and picnicking facilities offers a good opportunity for family or group outings.
​      As for paddling, this pond may be difficult because of weeds.  Consider either early spring or late fall for best conditions.


STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:   1 hour
Total Distance:     1.4 miles
Total Area:            25 acres
Nearest Address:   
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Position: 
42-22.37 N 71-59.64 W
USGS Map:  Worcester North, MA
 
Access: 
Car top boats and canoes can be launched off Whitehall Road, but be aware that no motors are allowed. The entire shoreline is open to fishing, except for the beach area during the summer months. 

Physical Features:
  • Max Depth: 12 feet
  • Avg Depth:    7 feet


Fish Population
  • Last survey 1998
  • 9 species:   rainbow trout, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseeds, brown bullhead, and golden shiners.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions (22.1  miles, 32 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. After the tollbooths, head southwest on I-84.
  2. At mile 1.1, take exit 3A to merge onto Route 20 East/Charlton Road toward Charlton.
  3. At mile 3.4, at stop light, turn left onto Route 49 North.
  4. At mile 10.9, turn left onto Route 9 East Main Street.
  5. At mile 11.2, just after the McDonalds and at the stop light, turn left onto Meadow Road.
  6. At mile 12.8, at the stop sign, turn left onto Route 31 North.
  7. At mile 17.1, turn left onto Barclay Road/Rockland Street. (Treasure Valley Camping sign)
  8. At mile 18.2, just after Treasure Valley Scout Reservation, the road becomes Pleasantdale Road.
  9. At mile 20.0, at the flashing red light, turn left onto Route 122.
  10. At mile 20.7, turn right onto Route 122A.
  11. At mile 21.2, turn left onto Fishermans Road. At Rutland State Park sign.
  12. At mile 21.3, almost immediately, turn right onto Whitehall Road.
  13. Continue past the North Section of Long Pond on your left.
  14. At mile 22.1, stop just before the dam on Whitehall Pond where there is a small gravel boat ramp.

Rutland State Park

       The park office is located off of Rte 122 near the Long Pond Boat ramp. The Recreation Area is located off of Rte 122A in mid-central Massachusetts.
      Rutland State Park is a 300 acre recreation area with developed facilities for fresh water swimming, picnicking and boating. At Whitehall Pond, there is a swimming beach and adjacent picnic area.

Daily Parking Fee: $8 MA Vehicle, $10 non-MA Vehicle

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