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Spruce Pond

Spruce Pond is a small, remote water body located entirely within the Morgan Hill State Forest area in south eastern Onondaga County near the Village of Tully.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,700 feet
Area: 5 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.3 miles
Length: 0.13 miles
Maximum Depth: 7 feet
Town: Fabius

Aquatic Plant Life:

There is rooted aquatic vegetation around most of the shoreline of the pond.


Off Herlighy Road, 8 miles east of the Village of Tully. Hand launch. Parking for 6 cars. Electric motors only.

Fish Species:

Brook trout, rainbow trout.


Most anglers target the trout in early to late-spring, shortly after their stocked.


Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Fisheries Management:

Spruce Pond is stocked annually by Onondaga Counties Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery (see Links Leaving DEC's Website in right hand column) with approximately 1,300 year-old brook trout and 700 year-old rainbow trout.