Most DCR lakes and ponds allow fishing and some are stocked annually. Fishing licenses are required. For more information, call the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife at 508-389-6300 or check out

South Region

Ames Nowell State Park Abington
Blue Hill River, Blue Hills Reservation Milton
Borderland State Park N. Easton
Boston Harbor Islands Hingham
Demarest Lloyd State Park S. Dartmouth
Dighton Rock State Park Berkley
Ellisville Harbor State Park Plymouth
Freetown-Fall River State Forest Assonet
Horseneck Beach State Reservation Westport
Houghton's Pond , Hillside St.Milton
Massasoit State Park Taunton
Myles Standish State Forest Carver
Nickerson State Park Brewster
Ponkapoag Pond, Randolph St.Milton, Canton
Scusset Beach State Reservation Sandwich
South Cape Beach State Park Mashpee
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Falmouth
Watson Pond State Park Taunton
Wompatuck State Park Hingham

North Region

Ashland State Park Ashland
Bradley Palmer State Park Topsfield
Cochituate State Park Natick
Constitution Beach Orient Heights
Harold Parker State Forest N. Andover
Walden Pond State Reservation Concord
Great Brook Farm State Park Carlisle
Halibut Point State Park Rockport
Hopkinton State Park Hopkinton
Lawrence Heritage State Park Lawrence
Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest Lowell
Lynn Fishing Pier, Lynnway at Gen. Edwards BridgeLynn
Maudslay State Park Newburyport
Dark Hollow Pond, Middlesex Fells Reservation Stoneham
Nahant Beach, Nahant CausewayNahant
Revere Beach , Revere Beach Blvd.Revere
Salisbury Beach State Reservation Salisbury
Whitehall State Park Hopkinton

Central Region

Douglas State Forest Douglas
Leominster State Forest Westminster
Moore State Park Paxton
Rutland State Park Rutland
Spencer State Forest Spencer
Brimfield State Forest Brimfield
Dunn Pond State Park Gardner
Conn. River Greenway State Park Northampton
Erving State Forest Erving
Federated Women's Club State Forest Petersham
Lake Dennison Recreation Area Winchendon
Otter River State Forest Baldwinville
Pearl Hill State Park W. Townsend
Quinsigamond State Park Worcester
Quabbin Reservoir Belchertown
Sudbury Reservoir Framingham, Sudbury
Wachusett Reservoir Clinton
Wells State Park Sturbridge
Wendell State Forest Wendell
Willard Brook State Forest Ashby & Townsend

West Region

Bash Bish Falls State Park Mt. Washington
Beartown State Forest Monterey
Chester-Blandford State Forest Chester
Chicopee Memorial State Park Chicopee Falls
Clarksburg State Park Clarksburg
D.A.R. State Forest Goshen
Dubuque, Kenneth Memorial State Forest Hawley
Gardner, C.M. State Park Huntington
Granville State Forest Granville
Hampton Ponds State Park Westfield
Lake Lorraine State Park Springfield
Mohawk Trail State Forest Charlemont
Monroe State Forest Monroe
Mt. Tom State Reservation Holyoke
Mt. Washington State Forest Mt. Washington
Natural Bridge State Park N. Adams
October Mountain State Forest Lee
Pittsfield State Forest Pittsfield
Robinson State Park Agawam
Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake) Sandisfield
Savoy Mountain State Forest Savoy
Tolland State Forest Otis
Wahconah Falls State Park Dalton
Windsor State Forest Windsor

Boston Region: Salt Water

Black's Creek, Quincy Shore DriveQuincy
Old Harbor Park, Harbor PointQuincy
John J. McCorkle Fishing Pier, Day Blvd.South Boston
City Point, Rotunda, Day Blvd. (Pier Fishing)South Boston
Neponset River Trail by Granite AvenueBoston, Milton
Lower Neponset River Trail by Taylor Street entranceDorchester, Milton
Pope John Paul II Park Dorchester
Tenean Beach and Victory Road ParkDorchester
Squantum Point Park Quincy

Boston Region: Fresh Water

Beaver Brook Reservation , Mills PondBelmont
Charles River : Shore FishingBoston to Weston
Stony Brook Reservation , Turtle PondHyde Park
Fellsmere Pond, Fellsway East, Children's fishing area.Malden
Quarter Mile Pond, Middlesex Fells Reservation , Woodland Rd.Medford
Hultman's Pond, Blue Hills Pkwy., Canton St.Milton, Canton
Pine Tree Brook, Harland Street and Unquity RoadMilton, Canton
Cutler Park , Kendrick St.Needham
Hammond Pond, Hammond Pond Pkwy .Newton
Pearce and Silver Lakes, Breakheart Reservation , Lynn Fells Pkwy. near Rt. 1.Saugus
St. Moritz Pond, Off Furnace Brook Pkwy.Quincy
Aberjona River, Mystic River Reservation , Mystic Valley Pkwy.Winchester
Mystic Lakes, Mystic River Reservation , Mystic Valley Pkwy.Winchester, Medford

Ice Fishing

Charles River Lakes District (Designated areas only) For permit information, call 617-727-7090 or Bears Den Bait Shop, Waltham 617-647-0404.