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 ParkAbington
Blue Hill River, Blue Hills ReservationMilton
Borderland State ParkN. Easton
Boston Harbor IslandsHingham
Demarest Lloyd State ParkS. Dartmouth
Dighton Rock State ParkBerkley
Ellisville Harbor State ParkPlymouth
Freetown-Fall River State ForestAssonet
Horseneck Beach State ReservationWestport
Houghton's Pond , 840 Hillside St.Milton
Massasoit State ParkTaunton
Myles Standish State ForestCarver
Nickerson State ParkBrewster
Ponkapoag Pond, Randolph St.Milton, Canton
Scusset Beach State ReservationSandwich
South Cape Beach State ParkMashpee
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveFalmouth
Watson Pond State ParkTaunton
Wompatuck State ParkHingham

North Region

Ashland State ParkAshland
Bradley Palmer State ParkTopsfield
Cochituate State ParkNatick
Constitution Beach Orient Heights
Harold Parker State ForestN. Andover
Walden Pond State ReservationConcord
Great Brook Farm State ParkCarlisle
Halibut Point State ParkRockport
Hopkinton State ParkHopkinton
Lawrence Heritage State ParkLawrence
Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State ForestLowell
Lynn Fishing Pier, Lynnway at Gen. Edwards BridgeLynn
Maudslay State ParkNewburyport
Dark Hollow Pond, Middlesex Fells ReservationStoneham
Nahant Beach, Nahant CausewayNahant
Revere Beach , Revere Beach Blvd.Revere
Salisbury Beach State ReservationSalisbury
Whitehall State ParkHopkinton

Central Region

Douglas State ForestDouglas
Leominster State ForestWestminster
Moore State ParkPaxton
Rutland State ParkRutland
Spencer State ForestSpencer
Brimfield State ForestBrimfield
Dunn Pond State ParkGardner
Conn. River Greenway State ParkNorthampton
Erving State ForestErving
Federated Women's Club State ForestPetersham
Lake Dennison Recreation AreaWinchendon
Otter River State ForestBaldwinville
Pearl Hill State ParkW. Townsend
Quinsigamond State ParkWorcester
Quabbin ReservoirBelchertown
Sudbury ReservoirFramingham, Sudbury
Wachusett ReservoirClinton
Wells State ParkSturbridge
Wendell State ForestWendell
Willard Brook State ForestAshby & Townsend

West Region

Bash Bish Falls State ParkMt. Washington
Beartown State ForestMonterey
Chester-Blandford State ForestChester
Chicopee Memorial State ParkChicopee Falls
Clarksburg State ParkClarksburg
D.A.R. State ForestGoshen
Dubuque, Kenneth Memorial State ForestHawley
Gardner, C.M. State ParkHuntington
Granville State ForestGranville
Hampton Ponds State ParkWestfield
Lake Lorraine State ParkSpringfield
Mohawk Trail State ForestCharlemont
Monroe State ForestMonroe
Mt. Tom State ReservationHolyoke
Mt. Washington State ForestMt. Washington
Natural Bridge State ParkN. Adams
October Mountain State ForestLee
Pittsfield State ForestPittsfield
Robinson State ParkAgawam
Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake)Sandisfield
Savoy Mountain State ForestSavoy
Tolland State ForestOtis
Wahconah Falls State ParkDalton
Windsor State ForestWindsor

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 ParkDorchester
Tenean Beach and Victory Road ParkDorchester
Squantum Point ParkQuincy

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.