Beaverdam Swamp Reservoir
This 635-acre reservoir is located just outside of the Gloucester Courthouse. The reservoir and park provide a variety of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Beaverdam Park is a popular destination for families. There are trails for hikers, bikers and horse riders. You may see deer, turkey, and bald eagles, as well as a variety of waterfowl. Many anglers in the greater Gloucester region will give the local saltwater action a break to try their luck on the variety of freshwater fish species that are present within the reservoir.
The reservoir was constructed in 1989 and reached full pool level during the winter of 1989-1990. Bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish and black crappie are the only fish to have been stocked in this reservoir. The largemouth bass population became established on its own from bass that lived in the streams and several surrounding farm ponds that were encompassed by the impoundment.
Beaverdam Swamp Reservoir contains abundant populations of largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish. The reservoir has been a popular spot for bass anglers and the park conducts several bass tournaments throughout the year. The black crappie fishery provides anglers with a lot of excitement along with the chance of catching citation-sized fish.