94 Lakeview Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
Yr-round (413) 367-0317
Winter Seasonal (413) 659-3797

lake.wyola@state.ma.us

Daily Parking Fee: $5

Lake Wyola State Park, also known as the Carroll A. Holmes Recreation Area, is located in the quaint hill town of Shutesbury, just north of Amherst.

This 40-acre day-use area is located on the shores of Lake Wyola, a Native American word meaning “quiet waters”. Here on the crystal clear waters of the 128-acre lake one can swim at the guarded beach or picnic at one of the many picnic sites all with charcoal grills.

Park Directions

The park is located in north central Massachusetts.

From the East/Southeast/Northeast:
Take I-495 to exit 29, Rt. 2 west.
Drive 48 miles on Rt. 2 west to exit 13, Rt. 2A east. (No “Exit 13” sign)
Drive 0.5 mile on Rt. 2A east and turn right on Wendell Depot Rd.
Drive 4.5 miles on Wendell Depot Rd. to Wendell Center.
In Wendell Center, Wendell Depot Rd. turns into Locks Village Rd.
Drive 3.3 miles on Locks Village Rd and turn right onto Lakeview Rd.
Drive 0.5 mile on Lakeview Rd.
Park entrance is on the right.

Or:
Take 1-90 (MA PIKE) 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 36.5 miles on Rt. 2 west to exit 13, Rt. 2A east. (No “Exit 13” sign)
Drive 0.5 mile on Rt. 2A east and turn right onto Wendell Depot Rd.
Drive 4.5 miles on Wendell Depot Rd. to Wendell Center.
In Wendell Center, Wendell Depot Rd. turns into Locks Village Rd.
Drive 3.3 miles on Locks Village Rd and turn right onto Lakeview Rd.
Drive 0.5 mile on Lakeview Rd.
Park entrance is on the right.

From the West:
Take Rt. 2 east to Exit 13, Rt. 2A east. (No “Exit 13” sign)
Drive 0.5 mile on Rt. 2A east and turn right onto Wendell Depot Rd.
Drive 4.5 miles on Wendell Depot Rd. to Wendell Center.
In Wendell Center, Wendell Depot Rd. turns into Locks Village Rd.
Drive 3.3 miles on Locks Village Rd and turn right onto Lakeview Rd.
Drive 0.5 mile on Lakeview Rd.
Park entrance is on the right.

From the Southwest/Northwest:
Take I-91 to Exit 27, Rt. 2 east.
Drive 14.4 miles on Rt. 2 east to exit 13 (Rt. 2A east). (No “Exit 13” sign)
Drive 0.5 mile on Rt. 2A east and turn right on Wendell Depot Rd.
Drive 4.5 miles on Wendell Depot Rd. to Wendell Center.
In Wendell Center, Wendell Depot Rd. turns into Locks Village Rd.
Drive 3.3 miles on Locks Village Rd and turn right onto Lakeview Rd.
Drive 0.5 mile on Lakeview Rd.
Park entrance is on the right.

Recreational Opportunities


Educational & Interpretive Opportunities


Things to know before you go…

  • Summer operating hours are 9am-7:30pm, seven days a week running from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  After Labor Day hours are as posted.
  • There is a public boat ramp with facilities located at the eastern end of the lake where excellent bass & trout fishing can be found.  
  • Accessible parking is available as well as an accessible boardwalk allowing wheelchairs access to the water.  The restroom is also accessible.
  • There are two mowed fields for kid’s play, a volleyball court and horseshoe pit with equipment available for use, as well as interpretive nature trails to explore.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on all state lands.