Bungay Lake FAQ

  • What can I do to help protect the lake?

    Lakes have fragile eco-systems and require all residents to do their share to protect against nutrient overload, eutrophication, and the spread of non-native weeds. You can help by doing the following: Maintain a 20- foot buffer zone of natural vegetation (wild grasses, groundcover, etc.) between the shoreline and your home. This acts as a filter,… Read more

  • Is there any public access to the lake?

    No, all access to the lake is from private property. Read more

  • Are there any weed problems?

    Bungay Lake has several varieties of aquatic plants. In general, the native varieties such as shoreline Valisenaria or eelgrass is a healthy part of the lake eco-system. They provide buffers from incoming nutrients, shelter for fish and food for water foul. Non-native plants such as Fanwart and Milfoil are intrusive, spread rapidly by fragmentation and… Read more

  • Are there rules for docks and walls?

    Permitting may be required, contact your local Conservation Commission for advice. Read more

  • Are there shallow areas to be careful of?

    Yellow and Orange buoys are placed near shallow areas during the boating season. Generally, the area between the buoys and shore are too shallow for motor boats to pass through. Read more

  • Are there boating rules to follow?

    The Mass Division of Law Enforcement (Mass Environmental Police), through its inland officers, enforces all laws, rules and regulations relating to recreational fishing & boating. Bungay Lake incorporates both Mass boating laws and specific Bungay Lake rules into its S.A.F.E. Program (Safety Awareness From Education). A copy of the program is included in this package.… Read more