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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
Length: 0.13 miles
Maximum Depth: 7 feet

Plant Life

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

Public Access Sites

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

Fish Species

Brook and rainbow trout.

General Fishing Information

Most anglers target the trout in early to late-spring, shortly after their stocked. Fishing with worms, minnows, artificial natural baits (like Gulp or PowerBait) or corn suspended under a bobber usually works well for the trout.


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 with approximately 1,300 year-old brook trout and 700 year-old rainbow trout. Special regulation exists for all trout waters in Onondaga County, so please review the Special Regulations by County (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website) section of your fishing guide.