Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Lake Chaubunagungamaug ends in Webster, Massachusetts.
479 feet (146 meters)
3.21 miles (5.17 sq kilometers)
About The Lake Chaubunagungamaug
Lake Chaubunagungamaug is a large lake in the town of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. It is the third-largest lake in the state, with a surface area of 5.84 km2, an average depth of 15 feet, and a maximum depth of 49 feet. Its shoreline stretches for 27 km and ends in southern Massachusetts, near the Connecticut border.
The lake is famous for having the longest single-word place name of any geographic feature in the United States. Lake Chaubunagungamaug or commonly referred to as lake Webster was famously known for its former name Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, which translates to English knifemen and Nipmuck Indians at the boundary or neutral fishing place in English.
The lake was formed by retreating glaciers in the last ice age; water from streams and underwater springs gradually filled up the now lake Chaubunagungamaug. The lake divides into smaller bodies of water, namely North Pond, Middle Pond, and South Pond, which is joined by narrow channels and empties into a dam that provides water for the mill and surrounding areas.
Lake Chaubunagungamaug Fishing Description