Stuart Pond

Last Updated: 6/2018
       Moosehorn is one of the more remote ponds in Central Massachusetts and affords an excellent opportunity for an enjoyable fishing experience without crowds and power boats. Largemouth bass and pickerel are both common here and should provide good fishing throughout the year. The abundant panfish, especially yellow perch and bullheads, will provide much enjoyment. Very large crappies are known to be taken regularly from Moosehorn.
       Channels in the bog on the north end of the pond allow the amateur botanist to observe the unique plant community and associated wildlife from the comfort of a canoe. 


        Aquatic plants are common around the entire perimeter. The northern section of the pond is a bog with floating islands and typical bog type vegetation. 
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Distance around lake:  1.7 miles
USGS Map: Sterling, MA

Physical Features:
  • Area:                 42 acres
  • Max depth:         9 feet
  • Average Depth:  4 feet
  • Transparency:     feet
  • Terrain Type:  Island, Grassland, Woods, Roadway
Fish Population
  • Last survey Unknown
  •  6 species :  warmwater base of fish from past surveys such as largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseeds and yellow bullheads

State Pond Map
Stuart Pond Launch
Position: 42-28.85 N 71-49.71 W 
Boat Launch:
Only car top non motorized boats allowed.  Used the small pull over for paring. Launch directly from the road.
Nearest Launch Address:
140 Justice Hill Cutoff, Princeton, MA 01541
Put-In Directions (6.6 miles, 11 minutes):
From Exit 28 of Route 2 - Fitchburg/Princeton - Route 31
  1. At the end of the ramp turn south on Route 31.
  2. At mile 3.7, at the stop sign, make a slight left onto Route 140 South/Route 31 South.
  3. At mile 5.9, turn left onto Justice Hill Cutoff/Leominster Road.
  4. ​At mile 6.6, arrive at roadside launch on causway near the colvert.
Pull over on this causway.
Launch near this colvert.
There is a substantial amount of weeds most of the year.