Quaboag Pond
​aka Podunk Pond

Last Updated: 3/2018
      With Northern pike becoming a popular gamefish, people are known to travel good distances to pursue this great fighter. There are also quality largemouth bass, chain pickerel, white perch, yellow perch, and black crappie to be had.  For those interested in summer bullheads, Quaboag Pond has some of the best potential around.

      The majority of shoreline development occurs on the northern and eastern shores. The Quacumquasit Wildlife Management Area is located on the southwestern shore and is undeveloped. Quaboag Pond is fed by the East Brookfield River and the Quaboag River, the latter of which is navigable to boaters for some distance through the Quaboag Wildlife Management Area up to the Davis Road crossing (not shown on map). Quaboag Pond is a popular destination for recreational boaters, swimmers, and paddlers during the summer months.

Diversity in Paddling
      This paddle can be combined with the Quaboag River and/or the Brookfield River, Lake Lashaway, Quacumquasit Pond, and Wickaboag Pond.  We particularly enjoy paddling here because of all the flexibility available to the paddler.  If you want some place where you can explore a region on multiple days then this is a real opportunity.
       There is a certain placidness that effects us whenever we paddle these waters.  For the fisher the warm water species prevail allowing you to get lost in the cast and forget about time.  Let us know your experience.
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    2 hour
Total Distance:       5.3 miles
Nearest Address:  
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Position: 42-12.21 N 72-03.78 W   
USGS Map: Warren, MA  
The town of Brookfield manages a large concrete boat ramp and adjacent parking area suitable for 30 trailers on the
north shore of the pond off Shore Road. Shoreline access is available along Shore Road on the north end, and from the Quacumquasit Wildlife Management Area on the southwestern shore. 
Physical Features
  • Area:                558 acres
  • Max depth:         16 feet
  • Average Depth:    6 feet
  • Transparency: 
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, Wetlands, Homes
Fish Population
  • 14 species: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed,  Redbreast Sunfish, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, landlocked Alewife, Golden Shiner, and White Sucker.  
  • Quaboag Pond is also stocked occasionally with Northern Pike when available. Please check the MassWildlife Northern Pike and Tiger Muskellunge stocking page online for stocking dates.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 9.6 miles, 13 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. At the end of the ramp head southwest on I-84.
  2. At mile 0.9, take exit 3A to merge onto Route 20 East/Charlton Road toward Charlton.
  3. At mile 3.2, at stop light, turn left onto Route 49 North.
  4. At mile 7.2, turn left onto Flagg Road.
  5. At mile 7.2, turn right onto Podunk Rd.
  6. At mile 8.9, Slight left onto Shore Road.
  7. At mile 9.3, the pond will appear on your left.
  8. At mile 9.6, arrive at the Boat Ramp on left.
Boat Ramp
State Pond Map
Parking Lot with portable toilet