Lake Garfield

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Lake Garfield

Lake Garfield is a 262-acre lake located about a half mile north of the center of Monterey off Route 23 in Massachusetts.

Overview[edit]

At the furthest western point of the lake near Tyringham Road, a public boat ramp and parking lot can be found. The town of Monterey makes these amenities unavailable during the period of June 15 through September 6 because of swimming season.[1] A 1979 survey recorded a total of 12 species of fish inside Lake Garfield: smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, chain pickerel, rainbow trout, golden shiner, brown bullhead, bluegill, white sucker, rock bass and white perch.[1] Lake Garfield is a popular fishing site for rainbow trout during spring. Due to the dominant yellow and white perch population, gamefish are usually below average size and abundance although a good bass or pickerel may occasionally be produced by the lake.[1]

Lake Garfield was named for a local family.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lake Garfield Pond map and info. MassWildlife. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 134.

Coordinates: 42°10′59″N 73°11′53″W / 42.183°N 73.198°W / 42.183; -73.198