Any project located in, on, over or under the water of a great pond is within the jurisdiction of Chapter 91. A great pond is defined as any pond or lake that contained more than 10 acres in its natural state. Ponds that once measured 10 or more acres in their natural state, but which are now smaller, are still considered great ponds.

This is a county-by-county listing of great ponds in Massachusetts, according to a 1996 Waterways Program Study. This listing was last revised in January 2014 (adding a pond in Barnstable County).

Index by county

Within county, great ponds are listed by town name.

Barnstable County
Berkshire County
Bristol County
Dukes County
Essex County
Franklin County
Hampden County
Hampshire County
Middlesex County
Nantucket County
Norfolk County
Plymouth County
Suffolk County
Worcester County
 

Barnstable County

Barnstable:

Garretts Pond
Hamblin Pond
Hathaway Pond (lower portion)
Long Pond
Lovell's Pond
Middle Pond
Mystic Pond
Red Lily Pond/Lake Elizabeth (added 1/30/2014)
Round Pond
Rushy Marsh Pond (originally tidal)
Shubael Pond
Wequaquet Lake (includes Bearse Pond)

Brewster:

Baker's Pond
Black Pond (Harwich)
Blueberry pond
Cahoon Pond (Harwich)
Canoe Pond
Cliff Pond
Cobbs Pond
Elbow Pond
Flax pond
Grassy Pond (Harwich)
Greenland Pond
Griffith's Pond
Higgin's Pond
Little Cliff Pond
Long Pond (Harwich)
Lower Mill Pond
Pine Pond
Seymour Pond/Bangs Pond (Harwich)
Sheep Pond
Slough Pond
Smalls Pond
Smith Pond
Upper Mill Pond
Walkers Pond

Bourne:

Great Herring Pond (Plymouth) [Added to Bourne 2006]

Chatham:

Emery Pond
Goose Pond
Lovers Lake
Mill Pond
Schoolhouse Pond
Stillwater Pond
White Pond

Dennis:

Baker's Pond
Eagle Pond
Flax Pond
Fresh Pond
Grassy Pond
Run Pond
Scargo Pond
Simmons Pond
White Pond (Harwich)

Eastham:

Depot Pond
Great Pond
Herring/Coles Pond
Minister Pond

Falmouth:

Ashumet Pond (Mashpee)
Bournes Pond
Cedar Lake
Coonemossett Pond
Crooked Pond
Deep Pond
Eel Pond
Flax Pond
Flume Pond
Fresh Pond
Grews Pond
Hamblin Pond (Mashpee)
Jenkins Pond
Jones Pond
Long Pond
Mares Pond
Mill Pond
Morse Pond
Oyster Pond
Perch Pond
Round Ponds
Salt Pond
Shallow Pond
Shiverick's Pond
Siders Pond
Spectacle Pond
Wings Pond

Harwich:

Bangs/Seymours Pond (Brewster)
Black Pond (Brewster)
Briar Pond
Bucks Pond
Cahoon Pond (Brewster)
Cornelius Pond
Eldridges/Walkers Pond
Flax Pond
Grassy Pond (Brewster)
Hawks Nest Pond
Hinckleys Pond
Island Pond
Joseph's Pond
Long Pond (Brewster)
Oliver's Pond
Paddocks Pond
Robbins Pond
Sand Pond
Skinequit Pond
Walkers Pond
White Pond (Dennis)

Mashpee:

Ashumet Pond (Falmouth)
Flat Pond (originally tidal)
Hamblin Pond (Falmouth) [Added to Mashpee 2006]
Jehu Pond (originally tidal)
Johns Pond
Mashpee Pond
Santuit Pond
Wakeby Pond

Orleans:

Baker's Pond
Cedar Pond
Crystal Lake/Fresh Pond
Pilgrim Pond

Provincetown:

Clapp's Pond
Great Pond
Shank Painter Pond

Sandwich:

Hog Pond
Lawerence Pond
Peters Pond
Snake Pond
Spectacle Pond
Triangle Pond

Truro:

Great Pond
Long/Horse Leach Pond
Pilgrim Lake

Wellfleet:

Duck Pond
Great Pond
Gull Pond
Herring Pond
Higgins Pond
Long Pond

Yarmouth:

Big Sandy Pond
Dennis Pond
Elishas Pond
Flax Pond
Greenough Pond
Horse Pond
Little Sandy Pond
Long Pond
Mill Pond (at the Bass River)

Berkshire County

Becket:

Centre Pond
Greenwater Pond
Horn Pond
Rudd Pond
Shaw Pond
Yokum Pond

Egremont:

Prospect Lake

Florida:

North Pond

Great Barrington:

Long Pond
Mansfield Pond

Lanesborough:

Pontoosic Lake (Pittsfield)

Lee:

Goose Pond (Tyringham)
Laurel Lake

Monterey:

Lake Buel (New Marlborough)
Lake Garfield

New Marlborough:

East/India Pond
Harmon Pond
Lake Buel (Monterey)

Otis:

Benton Pond
Big Pond
Creek Pond
Hayes Pond
Larkum Pond
Otis Reservoir (Tolland)
Tucker-Haley Pond
White Lily Pond

Pittsfield:

Silver Lake
Onota Lake
Goodrich Pond/Sylvan Lake
Pontoosic Lake (Lanesborough)
Richmond Pond (Richmond)

Richmond:

Richmond Pond (Pittsfield)

Sandisfield:

Simon Pond/Lake Marguerite

Savoy:

South Pond

Sheffield:

Three-Mile Pond

Stockbridge:

Lake Averic
Stockbridge Bowl/Lake Mahkenac

Tyringham:

Goose Pond (Lee)

Washington:

Ashley Lake
Finerty Pond
Muddy Pond

West Stockbridge:

Cranberry Pond
Crane Pond
Mud Pond
Shaker Mill Pond

Bristol County

Fall River:

North Watuppa Pond (Westport)
South Watuppa Pond (Westport)

Freetown:

Long Pond (Lakeville)

New Bedford:

Sassaquin Pond

Norton:

Winneconnet Lake

Raynham:

Gushee Pond
Johnsons Pond
Prospect Hill Pond (Taunton)

Rehoboth:
Bad Luck Pond

Taunton:

Lake Sabatia
Prospect Hill Pond (Raynham)
Watsons Pond

Westport:

Cockeast Pond/Davol Pond (tidal)
Devol Pond
North Watuppa Pond (Fall River)
Sawdy Pond
South Watuppa Pond (Fall River)

Dukes County

Chilmark:

Blackpoint Pond
Chilmark Pond
Squibnocket Pond (Gay Head)
Tisbury Great Pond (West Tisbury)

Edgartown:

Herring/Edgartown Great Pond
Jobs Neck Pond
Oyster Pond
Paqua Pond
Trapps Pond

Gay Head:

Squibnocket Pond (Chilmark)

Gosnold:

Quicks Hole Pond on Nashawena Island
Westend Pond on Naushon Island

Oak Bluffs:

Crystal Lake
Farm Pond
Lake Anthony/Oak Bluffs Harbor

West Tisbury:

Homer Pond
James Pond
Long Pond/Long Cove
Tisbury Great Pond (Chilmark)
Watcha Pond

Essex County

Amesbury:

Lake Attitash (Merrimac)

Andover:

Ballards Pond
Fosters Pond
Haggetts Pond

Beverly:

Beaver Pond
Wenham Lake (Wenham)

Boxford:

Bald Plate Pond
Chadwick Pond (Haverhill)
Four-Mile Pond
Hovey's Pond
Johnson's Pond (Groveland)
Sperry Pond
Spofford pond
Stevens Pond
Stiles Pond

Essex:

Chebacco Lake (Hamilton)

Georgetown:

Pentucket Pond
Rock Pond

Gloucester:

Niles Pond

Groveland:

Johnson's Pond (Boxford)

Hamilton:

Beck Pond
Chebacco Lake (Essex)
Gravelly Pond
Round Pond

Haverhill:

Chadwick Pond (Boxford)
Kenoza/Great Pond
Sattonstait/Ayers Pond
Pentucket/Little Pond
Neal Pond (Merrimac)

Ipswich:

Hood Pond (Topsfield)

Lynn:

Cedar Pond
Flax Pond
Spring Pond (Salem, Peabody)

Lynnfield:

Suntaug Lake (Peabody)

Merrimac:

Lake Attitash (Amesbury)
Neal Pond (Haverhill)

Methuen:

Forest Lake
Mystic Pond

Middleton:

Middleton Pond

North Andover:

Lake Cochichewick

Peabody:

Browns Pond
Cedar Pond
Spring Pond (Salem, Lynn)
Suntaug Lake (Lynnfield)

Rockport:

Cape Pond

Salem:

Spring Pond (Peabody, Lynn)

Topsfield:

Hood Pond (Ipswich)

Wenham:

Coy Pond
Pleasant Pond
Wenham Pond (Beverly)

Franklin County

Ashfield:

Great Lake/Ashfield Lake

Erving:

Laurel Lake (Warwick)

Leverett:

Echo Lake/Leverett Pond

Montague:

Green Pond
Lake Pleasant/Great Pond

Orange:

Lake Mattawa
Lake Rohunta (Athol)

Shutesbury:

Lake Wyola

Sunderland:

Cranberry Pond

Warwick:

Hastings Pond
Laurel Lake (Erving)

Hampden County

Blandford:

Beaver Pond   
Long Pond   

Brimfield:

Little Alum Pond  
Sherman Lake   

Holland:   

Holland Pond   

Montgomery:   

Shatterack Pond  

Palmer:

Brown's Pond
Forest Lake

Russell:

Russell Pond

Southwick:

Congamond Lake

Springfield:

Five-Mile Pond
Loon Pond

Tolland:

Hall Pond
Noyes Pond
Otis Reservoir (Otis)

Wilbraham:

Nine Mile Pond [Added 2006]
Spectacle Pond [Added 2006]

Wales:

Lake George

Westfield:

Pequot Pond (Southampton)
Horse Pond
Buck Pond

Hampshire County

Belchertown:

Lake Arcadia
Lake Holland
Lake Metacomet

Hadley:

Lake Warner

Huntington:

Norwich Pond

Southampton:

Pequot Pond (Westfield)

Middlesex County

Acton:

Grassy Pond
Nagog Pond (Littleton)

Arlington:

Fresh Pond [Removed from Arlington 2006]
Spy Pond

Ashland:

Shakum Pond/Waushakum Pond (Framingham)

Ayer:

Long Pond
Sand Pond

Belmont:

Little Pond

Billerica:

Nuttings Pond
Winning Pond

Boxborough:

Muddy Pond

Cambridge:

Fresh Pond

Chelmsford:

Heart's/Baptist Pond

Concord:

Bateman's Pond
Walden Pond
White Pond

Dracut:

Peter's Pond
Long Pond

Dunstable:

Massapoag Pond (Groton, Tyngsborough)

Framingham:

Farm Pond
Gleason Pond
Lake Cochituate (Natick)
Learned Pond
Waushakum/Shakum Pond (Ashland)

Groton:

Baddacook Pond
Cow Pond
Knopps/Last Lake
Martins Pond
Massapoag Pond (Dunstable, Tyngsborough)

Holliston:

Lake Winthrop

Hopkinton:

Lake Maspenock
North Pond (Milford) [Added to Hopkinton 2006]
White Hall Reservoir

Hudson:

Boons Pond/Lake Boon (Stow)
White Pond (Stow)

Lincoln:

Beaver Pond
Sandy Pond Reservoir

Littleton:

Fort Pond
Long Pond
Lake Matawanakae/Forge Pond (Westford)
Nagog Pond (Acton)
Spectacle Pond

Marlborough:

Lake Williams

Maynard:

Puffers Pond

Medford:

Lower Mystic Lake
Upper Mystic Lake

Melrose:

Crystal/Ell Pond

Natick:

Dug Pond
Lake Cochituate (Framingham)
Nonesuch Pond (Weston)

Newton:

Crystal Lake
Hammonds Pond

North Reading:

Martins Pond
Swan Pond

Pepperell:

Blood Pond/Heald Pond

Sherborn:

Farm Pond
Little Pond

Stoneham:

Crystal Lake (Wakefield)
Spot Pond

Stow:

Lake Boon/Boon Pond (Hudson)
White Pond (Hudson)

Sudbury:

Willis Pond

Tewksbury:

Long Pond
Round Pond

Townsend:

Vinton Pond [added 2006]

Tyngsborough:

Massapoag Pond (Groton, Dunstable)

Wakefield:

Crystal Lake (Stoneham)
Lake Quannapowitt

Waltham

Sherman Pond/Hardy Pond

Wayland:

Dudley Pond
Heards Pond

Westford:

Burgess Pond
Flushing Pond
Forge Pond/Lake Matawanakae (Littleton)
Grass Pond
Heart Pond
Keyes Pond
Long Sought For Pond
Nabnassett Lake

Weston:

Nonesuch Pond (Natick)

Wilmington:

Silver Lake

Winchester:

Mystic Pond
Wedge Pond
Winter Pond

Woburn:

Horn Pond

Nantucket County

Nantucket:

Coskata Pond
Gibbs Pond
Hummock Pond
Long Pond
Miacomet Pond
Sesachacha Pond
Tom Nevers Pond

Norfolk County

Bellingham:

Beaver Pond (Milford)

Braintree:

Great Pond (Randolph)
Sunset Lake/Little Pond
Cranberry Pond

Canton:

Ponkapoag Pond (Randolph)
Reservoir Pond
Bolivar Pond

Cohassett:

Lily Pond

Dedham:

Wigwam Pond

Foxborough:

Lake Mirimichi (Plainville)

Franklin:

Populatic Pond (Norfolk)
Beaver Pond
Uncas Pond

Milton:

Houghton Pond

Needham:

Bullards Pond [Removed from Needham 2006]

Norfolk:

Kingsbury Pond
Populatic Pond (Franklin)

Plainville:

Lake Mirimichi (Foxborough)

Randolph:

Great Pond (Braintree)
Ponkapoag Pond (Canton)

Sharon:

Massapoag Lake
Billings Pond

Wellesley:

Lake Waban

Weymouth:

Weymouth Great Pond
Whitman's Pond

Wrentham:

Lake Mirimichi [Removed from Wrentham 2006]
Lake Pearl
Lake Archer

Plymouth County

Abington:

Island Grove Pond

Bridgewater:

Nippenickett Pond
Nunkets Pond
Robins Pond [Removed from Bridgewater 2006]

Carver:

Bates Pond
Coopers Pond
Dunham Pond
John's Pond
Sampson's Pond
Vaughn's Pond
Wenham Pond\

Duxbury:

Island Creek Pond

East Bridgewater:

Robbins Pond

Halifax:

Monponsett Pond

Hanson:

Indian Head Pond
Maquan Pond
Oldham Pond (Pembroke) [Added to Hanson 2006]

Hingham:

Accord Pond (Rockland, Norwell)

Kingston:

Indian Pond (Plympton)
Silver Lake (Pembroke, Plympton)
Smelt Pond

Lakeville:

Assawompsett Pond (Middleborough)
Clear Pond
Dunham Pond
Elders Pond
Great Quittacas Pond (Middleborough, Rochester)
Little Quitticas Pond (Rochester)
Long Pond (Freetown)
Loon Pond
Pocksha Pond (Middleborough)

Middleborough:

Assawompsett Pond (Lakeville)
Great Quittacas Pond (Lakeville, Rochester)
Pocksha Pond (Lakeville)
Tispaquin Pond
Woods Pond

Norwell:

Accord Pond (Rockland, Hingham)

Pembroke:

Furnace Pond
Great Sandy Pond
Little Sandy Bottom Pond
Oldham Pond (Hanson)
Silver Lake (Kingston, Plympton)
Stetson Pond

Plymouth:

Big Sandy Pond
Billington Sea
Big West Pond
Boot Pond
College Pond
Darby Pond
Five-Mile Pond
Great Herring Pond (Bourne)
Grassy West Pond
Gunners Exchange Pond
Halfway Pond
Little Long Pond
Little Herring Pond
Little South Pond
Little West Pond
Long Pond
North Triangle Pond
Ship/Savoy Pond
White Island Pond (Wareham)

Plympton:

Indian Pond (Kingston) [Added to Plympton 2006]
Silver Lake (Kingston, Pembroke) [Added to Plympton 2006]

Rochester:

Great Quittacas Pond (Lakeville, Middleborough)
Little Quittacas Pond (Lakeville)
Mary Pond
Snipatuit Pond

Rockland:

Accord Pond (Hingham, Norwell)

Scituate:

Musquashcut Pond

Wareham:

Bartlett Pond
Blackmoor Pond
Cedar Pond
Dick's Pond
Sandy/Pickeral Pond
Spectacle Pond

Suffolk County

Boston:

Jamaica Pond

Worcester County

Ashburnham:

Cheshire Pond
Lincoln Pond
Lower Naukeage Pond
Upper Naukeage Pond
Ward Pond
Watatic Pond
Winnekeag Pond

Athol:

Lake Rohunta (Orange)

Auburn:

Eddy Pond

Berlin:

Gates Pond

Blackstone:

Harris Pond

Bolton

Little Pond
West Pond

Boylston:

Pout Pond
Rocky Pond
Sewell Pond

Brookfield:

Quaboag/Podunk Pond
South Pond/Quacumquasit Pond (Sturbridge)

Charlton:

Blood Pond (Dudley)
Gore Pond (Dudley)

Clinton:

Coachlace Pond
Mossy Pond
South Meadow Pond

Douglas:

Manchaug Lake (Sutton)
Wallum Pond
Bad Luck Pond

Dudley:

Blood Pond (Charlton)
Gore Pond (Charlton)
Hayden Pond
Peter Pond

Gardner:

Crystal Lake
Kendall Pond
Snake Pond

Grafton:

Flint's Pond (Shrewsbury, Worcester)

Harvard:

Bare Hill Pond
Hell/Mirror Lake

Holden:

Quinapoxet Pond (Princeton)

Hubbardston:

Asnacomet/Comet Pond
Moosehorn Pond

Lancaster:

Fort Pond
Little Spectacle Pond
Spectacle Pond [Added in 2006]
Turner Pond
White Pond (Leominster)

Leicester:

Henshaw Pond

Leominster:

Rocky Pond
Whalom Pond (Lunenburg)
White Pond (Lancaster)

Lunenburg:

Massapoag Pond
Whalom Pond (Leominster) [Added to Lunenburg 2006]

Mendon:

Nipmuck Pond

Milford:

Beaver Pond (Bellingham)
North Pond (Hopkinton)

Millbury:

Dorothy Pond
Ramshorn Pond (Sutton)
Singletary Pond (Sutton)

Northborough:

Little Chauncy Pond
Soloman Pond

Oakham:

Browning Pond
Muddy Pond

Oxford:

Carbuncle Pond

Paxton:

Asnebumskit Pond
Turkey Hill Pond (Rutland)

Phillipston:

Queen Lake

Princeton:

Quinapoxet Pond (Holden)
Wachusett Lake (Westminster)

Royalston:

Long Pond

Rutland:

Demond Pond
Long Pond
Mushopauge Pond
Turkey Hill Pond (Paxton)

Shrewsbury:

Flint's Pond (Grafton, Worcester)
Jordan Pond
Lake Quinsigamond (Worcester)

Spencer:

Browning Pond

Sterling:

East Washaccum Pond
Fitch Pond
West Waushaccum Pond

Sturbridge:

Alum Pond
Cedar Pond
Lead Mine Pond
Long Pond
South Pond/Quacumquasit Pond (Brookfield)
Walker Pond

Sutton:

Manchaug Lake (Douglas)
Ramshorn Pond (Millbury)
Singletary Pond (Millbury)

Upton:

Pratt Pond

Webster:

Webster Lake

West Brookfield:

Wickaboag Pond

Westborough:

Cedar Swamp Pond
Honcomonock Pond
Lake Chauncy
Grassy Meadow/Wyam Reservoir
Meeting House Pond

Westminster:

Meetinghouse Pond
Muddy Pond
Wachusett Lake (Princeton)
Wyam Pond

Winchendon:

Lake Denison
Lake Monomonac [Added 2006]

Worcester:

Flint's Pond (Grafton, Shrewsbury)
Indian Lake/North Pond
Lake Quinsigamond (Shrewsbury)