From the 4-H Campsite
|Location||Spencer, Massachusetts, United States|
|Catchment area||18 mi² (46.62 km²)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||116 acres (47 ha)|
|Average depth||8 ft (2.4 m)|
|Max. depth||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Shore length1||3.3 mi (5.3 km)|
|Surface elevation||860 ft (260 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Thompson Pond is a fresh water pond in central Massachusetts, near North Spencer and Paxton.It is part of the Chicopee River Watershed.
Spencer is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 11,688 at the 2010 census.
Paxton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,806 at the 2010 census.
Turkey Hill Brook starts at Turkey Hill Pond, works its way down to Eames Pond (Moore State Park) and eventually joins Caruth Brook to form Thompson Pond. Turkey Hill Brook flows into the Seven Mile River. At one time, this creek had seven dams on it. 116 acres (0.47 km2). An earthen dam, approximately 150 ft (46 m) in length with a 50 ft (15 m) long concrete spillway, forms the pond.Thompson Pond comprises approximately
Moore State Park is a 737-acre (298 ha) public recreation area located in the town of Paxton, Massachusetts, portions of which were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Moore State Park Historic District in 2004. Features of the state park include historical building foundations, a restored sawmill, Eames Pond, waterfalls and mill chutes as well as abundant azaleas, rhododendrons, and mountain laurel. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Caruth Brook drains a huge wetlands to the north and west of Thompson Pond.
Thompson Pond is within the Spencer State Forest reservation.
The Worcester County 4-H Club maintains a summer camp, Camp Marshall, on its shores.Camp Marshall was originally built as a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in the 1930s. In 1948 the state provided a lease for a residential camp program.
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Thompson Pond offers good fishing for many warm water fish. A survey conducted in 1994 showed thirteen species including Large and Small-mouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Brown and Yellow Bullhead, Golden Shiner, and Sucker.
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