Massawepie Area

The Massawepie Area was opened to anglers in 1998 when the state acquired a conservation easement for the use of the Massawepie Boy Scout Camp. Brook trout ponds in this area include Boottree, Deer, Horseshoe, Pine, and Townline. Except for Pine Pond, which requires a paddle across the lower end of Massawepie Lake, these brook trout waters have roadside access. The Massawepie Area once produced the state-record brook trout, a 4-pound-13-ounce brookie caught by Canton angler, Rick Mace. Spin fishers use spinners, spoons, or wabbler and worms while fly fishers troll their favorite flies on a sinking line.

Special regulations are in effect for the Massawepie Area. THE PONDS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM JUNE 15 THROUGH AUGUST 31 WHEN BOY SCOUTS USE THE AREA FOR SUMMER CAMP. The use of baitfish or gas-powered motors is prohibited, and camping is allowed at designated sites only.

Water Type

Brook Trout Ponds

Species Available


Fishing Seasons

Fall Spring Summer