• Richmond Pond will be CLOSED Thursday, August 23, for aquatic herbicide weed treatment of invasive spiny naiad. No swimming, boating or fishing that day only.
  • Richmond Town Beach is now open for the summer, with hours 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Dogs are not permitted in the beach area, & only on leash in boat ramp area. New No Smoking regulations apply in both locations.
  • See RPA Annual Report 2017
  • Contributions to the Richmond Pond Association are encouraged, are tax-deductible & are much appreciated.  See details to left.

Quattro, a Catspaw Dinghy, at Rest on the Pond

Photo & Dinghy by Stevan Patterson

First Trout ever, at

Age Six!

​Many more to follow

Next Scheduled RPA Event

Monthly Meeting

August 28, 2018, 5:30 pm

Balderdash Cellars, Route 41

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Lakeside Christian Camp Chapel & Dam

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View from Camp Russell

Donate Here - Your donations help support such expenses as the inspection, maintenance and repairs to the dam, weed management expenses, and the hiring of boat ramp monitors to inspect all boats for invasive species, especially zebra mussels.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so donations are fully tax-deductible.

If you wish, you may earmark your donation specifically for the dam maintenance fund.  While the dam that preserves​ Richmond Pond is located on the property of the Lakeside Christian Camp & Conference Center, all lake users benefit from its existence and maintenance.  The RPA has therefore created a special fund that augments what Lakeside expends to maintain the effectiveness and safety of the dam.

Please make donation checks payable to Richmond Pond Association and mail them to: Richmond Pond Association, PO Box 447, Lenox, MA 01240. 

​Or to use PayPal to make a contribution, click on the Donate icon below, and follow the instructions.

Our Mission - To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the rural, environmental, recreational, esthetic and economic values of Richmond Pond.

Current Items

 of Interest:

Our Objectives

  1. Promote public education about the mission of the association and the importance of preserving and protecting Richmond Pond, its watershed and the other wetland values associated with the pond.
  2. Work with the town, regional, state and federal governmental bodies and environmental and planning agencies and organizations to facilitate financial support for pond preservation and protection, including repairs to the dam and other infrastructure, and to improve environmental regulations pertaining to lake and watershed management.
  3. Serve as an active member of the Lakes and Ponds Association of Western Massachusetts and its affiliates and other appropriate agencies and organizations.
  4. Establish an information base relative to the management of Richmond Pond.
  5. Create a plan that will guide the Association’s efforts in meeting these objectives.