BUFFUMVILLE DAM AND LAKE IN OXFORD, MASS.

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Professional Associates 74203

The Buffumville Dam was built in 1958.  This was built to solve the flooding problems created by the storms of 1936.  it is comprised of almost 500 acres with 200 acres of water.  It is managed by the US Corp of Engineers.  The dam itself is earthen and 1/2 mile long.  The lake has a peaked storage capacity of 5.2 billion gallons to minimize downstream flooding.  It can rise 42 feet above normal levels.  There is a seven mile Lake Shore trail which begins at the beach and goes around Buffumville Lake.

There is a 27 hole frisbee golf course.  There is boating and fishing.  You can also rent a 3 acre island for up to one week.  How cool is that?  They start taking reservations January 1st.  Reserve early because the calender fills up quickly.  The park is open from mid May through mid September.  Buffumville Dam has become a huge recreational resource.  A must to take the 7 mile walk.

 

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James Dray
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Morning Conrad on the average how deep is the water? 

October 31, 2011 06:09 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Good morning Conrad,

Great local blog...I am sure that the reservations fill up quickly for the 3 acre island - what a getaway!

Happy Halloween!!!

October 31, 2011 08:25 AM
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Conrad Allen
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Hi James - I don't know.  When I get back home i will check my notes.

Have a bootiful day Lisa.  I bet they do fill up quick.

October 31, 2011 02:10 PM
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