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Indian Lake
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Type Reservoir
Basin countries United States
Average depth 8 ft (2.4 m)
Max. depth 15 ft (4.6 m)
Surface elevation 538 ft (164 m)
Dam Indian Lake Dam
Islands Sears Island

Indian Lake, also known as North Pond, is located in northern Worcester, Massachusetts. The water is brownish in color with a transparency of only five feet. The mean and maximum depths are 8 and 15 feet (2.4 and 4.6 m) respectively. The bottom is muck and rock. The shoreline is heavily developed with residential dwellings and commercial buildings.

Facilities

Shore Park (115 Shore Drive) offers a 5-acre (2.0 ha) beach that is open to the public July 1 to late August and offers a lifeguard from noon to 7 pm.

Morgan Landing (Grove Street) does not offer a public beach, but it does offer boating and 11.2 acres (4.5 ha) of land.

Wildlife

The fish population was most recently studied during a 1996 summer survey. Eleven species were collected including white perch, yellow perch, largemouth bass, golden shiner, black crappies, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, yellow bullhead, brown bullhead, carp and white suckers. Northern pike were captured during other sampling efforts in 1994. The lake has been stocked with northern pike and tiger muskies on a fairly regular basis beginning in 1981.

Boating

The north shore of Indian Lake is home to the Indian Lake Yacht Club. This club has been closed for several years. The public beach is owned by The City of Worcester and maintained by the Bancroft School and staffed by the Greendale YMCA during summer months.

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