Lake Dennison

978 939-8962 (Otter River)
Seasonal:
978 297- 1609

Beach:
1366 Main Street
Winchendon, MA  01475

Campground:
219 Baldwinville State Road
Winchendon, MA  01475

Daily Parking Fee: $8 MA Vehicle, $10 non-MA Vehicle

Lake Dennison is a section of the Army Corps of Engineers Birch Hill Flood Control Project. The DCR, via Otter River State Park staff, manages 4,221 acres of Corps land for recreational use. Located in Winchendon, the park has 150 campsites. There is a swimming beach on Lake Dennison.

9th Annual Massachusetts State Triathlon

July 12th, 2015 marks the 9th Annual Massachusetts State Triathlon at the Lake Dennison Recreation Area.  This event features an Olympic Distance Triathlon on Sunday with 600 athletes taking part.  Athletes complete a 1-mile swim, 22-mile bike ride and finish with a 6-mile run.  Max Performance produces the event in conjunction with the Clark YMCA and the Alzheimer’s Association is also a charitable partner.  

The Triathlon is a wonderful event that celebrates the local community and encourages health and fitness.  More information on the event can be found by visiting: http://www.maxperformanceonline.com/massstaterace.html

Park Directions

The recreation area is located in north central Massachusetts.

Directions to Beach:

From the East/Northeast/Southeast

Take I-495 north to exit 29 (Rt. 2 west)
Drive 31 miles on Rt. 2 west to exit 20 (Baldwinville Rd.)
Turn right at the end of the exit ramp on to Baldwinville Rd.
Drive 2.5 miles on Baldwinville Rd. and turn right onto Rt. 202 north.
Drive 2.3 miles on Rt. 202 north.
Beach entrance is on left.

OR

Take 1-90 west to exit 10 – I-290 north.
Drive 7.3 miles on I-290 north to exit 19 (I-190 north).
Drive 18.75 miles on I-190 north and merge onto Rt. 2 west.
Drive 19.5 miles on Rt. 2 west to exit 20.
Turn right at the end of the exit ramp on to Baldwinville Rd.
Drive 2.5 miles on Baldwinville Rd. and turn right onto Rt. 202 north.
Drive 2.3 miles on Rt. 202 north.
Day-Use entrance is on left.         
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Recreational Opportunities


Things to know before you go…

The campground office hours are 10am–10pm. The regular camping season is from late May to early September. At the beach you can swim between 10am and 8pm, but stay within the designated buoy areas.

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