Chauncy Lake

Last Updated: 3/2018
      Largemouth Bass are abundant and provide excellent fishing, particularly along the northern shore where there is excellent cover. The southern shore is rockier which provides better habitat for Smallmouth Bass. Panfish are abundant and large bullheads may also be caught, some exceeding one pound. Chain Pickerel and White Perch are also routinely caught through the ice in winter. Lake Chauncy has produced Black Crappie, Brown Bullhead, Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, White Perch, and Yellow Perch that meet
minimum sizes for recognition by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards

       Lake Chauncy is a Great Pond set in the northern portion of Westborough off of Route 9.  Water clarity can be poor, particularly
during algal blooms which can occur on occasion. The shores are lightly wooded and largely undeveloped since Westborough State Hospital land and the Wayne F. MacCallum Wildlife Management Area (formerly Westborough WMA) border much of the lake. The bottom is predominantly muck with some rubble, sand, and gravel. Aquatic vegetation is abundant, occurring mostly in shallow coves along the western and northern shores.

        Shore access is extensive and available via public walking trails along the southern, western, and northern shores which lie within the Wayne F. MacCallum Wildlife Management Area. Please contact MassWildlife’s Central District office for additional information and/or restrictions pertaining to public access of Lake Chauncy.

​The Town Beach is for Residents of Westborough and Northborough ONLY.
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance:      2.2 miles
Nearest Address:  
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Position: 42-17.36 N 71-36.79 W
USGS Map: Marlborough, MA 
MassWildlife manages a concrete boat ramp and a gravel parking area suitable for 10 to 15 cars off Lyman Street. 
Physical Features
  • Area:               173 (182) acres
  • Max depth:        21 feet
  • Average Depth: 14 feet
  • Transparency:      poor due to alge
  • Terrain Type: Beach, Farmland, Woods
Fish Population
  • Last survey Unknown
  • 10 species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, and landlocked Alewive. Lake Chauncy has also been occasionally stocked with Tiger Muskie when these fish are available.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 4.2 miles, 7 minutes):
From Exit 23 of Interstate 495 
  1. At the end of the ramp turn West on Route 9 toward Worcester.
  2. At mile 2.3, at the stop light, turn right onto Lyman Street.
  3. At mile 4.0, across from Chancy Hall Academy, turn left down a unmarked gravel road.
  4. At mile 4.2, arrive at boat ramp and parking.
State Pond Map