Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

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
County & Town: Onondaga County, Town of 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.

For more information on this launch including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for Onondaga County page.

Fish Species:

Brook trout, rainbow trout.


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


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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.

  • Important Links
  • Links Leaving DEC's Website
  • PDF Help
  • For help with PDFs on this page, please call 607-753-3095.
  • Contact for this Page
  • Region 7
    Bureau of Fisheries
    1285 Fisher Avenue
    Cortland, NY 13045
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to Region 7