Lake Singletary

Last Updated: 7/2018
      Lake Singletary is a popular trout and bass fishing destination. Perch and Black Crappie are abundant with some Black Crappie being reported to exceed 3 pounds. Smallmouth Bass are also common, and can be found along most rocky shores. If fishing by boat, check out the drop-offs surrounding the islands and submerged shoals. Lake Singletary has produced Black Crappie, White Perch, Chain Pickerel, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, and Tiger Trout that meet minimum sizes for recognition by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.

        The bottom is generally rocky with small areas of submerged aquatic vegetation and scattered boulder and rock piles.  Emergent aquatic vegetation is sparse, with the exception of coves at the northern and southern edges of the lake. The shore is extensively developed with both year-round and summer residences. The proximity of this lake to Worcester and surrounding Central Massachusetts towns, along with good boat access, make it a very popular recreation destination. Lake Singletary is typically drawn down during fall and winter so use caution when navigating during these times as depth varies seasonally.
            This lake may be very popular but remember to show respect for the many properties surrounding it.  This suburban is all private land except the boat ramp area.
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    2 hours
Total Distance:       5.3 miles
USGS Map: Worcester South, MA

Physical Features
  • Area:               346 acres
  • Max depth:        37 feet
  • Average Depth: 18  feet
  • Transparency:   10  feet
  • Terrain Type: Year-round and summer homes, Private Land surrounds the lake.
Fish Population
  • Last survey Unknown
  • 14 Species - Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, White Sucker, Golden Shiner, and landlocked Alewife. Lake Singletary is also stocked each spring with trout.
State Pond Map
Everett Saint John Memorial
Lake Singletary Boat Ramp
Position: 42-10.17 N 71-46.97 W​
Boat Launch:
Paved State Boat Ramp for all types of boats.  There is parking for at least 16 vehicles and their trailers.
Nearest Launch Address:
 223 West Main Street, Millbury, MA 01527
Put-In Directions (5.4 miles, 9 minutes):
From Exit 10A of the Mass Turnpike (Rt. 90) toward Route 20/Route 146/Worcester/Providence
  1. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right at the stop light toward Route 146.
  2. At mile 0.1, turn right to merge onto Route 146 South toward Millbury/Providence Rl.​
  3. At mile 1.9, take exit 8 toward West Main Street/Millbury
  4. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto West Main Street.
  5. At mile 2.9, with a brick factory building on your left, make a slight right to stay on West Main Street.​

  6. At mile 3.5, arrive at the boat ramp at the northern end of the lake.​
Lake Singletary Watershed Association

 Dedicated to the Preservation and Protection of Lake Singletary and its Watershed
       The Lake Singletary Watershed Association (LSWA), founded in 1982, is a volunteer organization consisting primarily of lakeshore property owners and recreational users. For over 25 years the Association has been actively working towards the management, restoration, and protection of the lake. 
           For more information, visit the website by clicking the link below: