Little Chauncy Pond

Last Updated: 3/2018
       Although small in size, Little Chauncy Pond offers anglers the opportunity to fish in a tranquil and largely natural setting. The pond is an excellent spot for catching panfish, Largemouth Bass, and Chain Pickerel which are abundant but with few larger individuals. Catching Yellow Perch through the ice is also very productive. When visiting Little Chauncy it is likely that you will be the only one on the water which only adds to the character of this small but serene waterbody. Little Chauncy has produced Chain Pickerel that meet minimum sizes for recognition by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.

         Little Chauncy Pond, a Great Pond, offers anglers an opportunity to fish in a relatively unspoiled, tranquil environment. With no cottages or houses along its shoreline, Little Chauncy can provide hours of enjoyable fishing in a natural setting, either from shore or in a small boat.
         In late summer weed can dominate the first 20 feet around the pond.  Keep  this in mind when planing.
       The pond bottom consists of mud with areas of aquatic vegetation. Little Chauncy is bordered by a golf course to the northwest and by the Wayne F. MacCallum Wildlife Management Area (formerly Westborough WMA) elsewhere.

Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:   1 hour
Total Distance:     1.0 miles
Nearest Address:  
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Position: 42-18.31 N 71-36.88 W
USGS Map: Marlborough, MA 
MassWildlife manages a small dirt ramp (71°36'52.605"W 42°18'18.475"N)  and 5 car dirt parking lot accessed via a dirt road off of Lyman Street. The dirt ramp is suitable for small trailered boats and canoes only. The parking area and access road can become quite muddy during rainy periods in the spring.  Shore access is available in areas adjacent to the ramp and along the southern shore which lies within the Wildlife Management Area.
Physical Features
  • Area:                43.3 acres
  • Max depth:       15 feet
  • Average Depth:  7 feet
  • Transparency:    2 feet, murkey
  • Terrain Type: Wetland, Farmland, Woods
Fish Population
  • Last survey Unknown
  • 10 species:  Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Yellow Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, and Golden Shiner.

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