Public Boat Ramp & Public Access

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Launch Your Boat:

The public access boat ramp, open from dawn to dusk, is offered at Manchaug Pond by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game Office of Fishing and Boating Access and under the management of the Town of Sutton. Weekends can be extremely busy with parking limited. Groups need to register all events with the state Office of Fishing and Boating Access. Please be sure to be respectful of the rules at the ramp, pay the small fee, and park only on paved, designated parking spots as vehicles parked in inappropriate areas will be ticketed.  At home prior to launching, we also ask that you hose off your boat and trailer  to prevent the spread of invasive species to Manchaug Pond.

Pay at the ramp for day use both weekdays and weekends...$6/day for Massachusetts residents and $12/day for out of state residents. A Season Pass for use at the Manchaug Pond Boat Ramp is available to in-state residents at the Sutton Town Hall, Treasurer/Collector window at cost of $20. Your monies are used exclusively by the town for maintenance and improvement of the ramp facility. Boating Pass Manchaug Pond

Boaters should note that Manchaug Pond is a shallow pond with a mean depth of 13 ft. A number of hazards including boulders, a stone causeway in the channel, and a sandbar - all of which may or may not be submerged depending on the water level - warrant caution to boaters. Visit our About the Lake and Safe Boating pages for more information before navigating.

Also consider utilizing other area lakes: Lake Singletary which offers FREE boat launching at the state DCR ramp and is stocked by the state with trout; Wallum Lake offers two ramps at the 320+ acre lake with one in Mass and one in RI; and the 1200 acre+ Webster Lake which is stocked spring and fall, has award winning size fish, and is an adventure all it's own!