Cochituate State Park

Park Entrance:
43 Commonwealth Rd. Natick, Ma

Park Headquarters:
93 Commonwealth Rd. Wayland, MA
508 653-9641

cochituate.park@state.ma.us

Daily Parking Fee: $5

On summer weekends and some holidays, this park may reach maximum day-use parking capacity and be temporarily closed until sufficient parking is available. If you arrive at the park and find it closed, please visit Places to Go for information on other nearby DCR recreational opportunities.  For capacity closure updates, follow us on Twitter at @MassDCR or call the DCR at 617.626.4973.

Cochituate State Park is a popular regional day use park featuring water based recreational opportunities including boating, swimming, windsurfing, and fishing on its three large lakes. Picnicking, swimming, and boat launching are limited to the main area of the park on the middle lake and boaters can gain access to the other lakes through channels under roadways. Jet skis are not allowed on the lake.


Park Directions

From North:
   
Take I-495 South
   Take Exit 22 to merge onto I-90 East towards Boston
   Take Exit 13
   Take Route 30 East
   Park Entrance will be on the right

From South:
   
Take I-495 North
   Take Exit 22 to merge onto I-90 East towards Boston
   Take Exit 13
   Take Route 30 East
   Park Entrance will be on the right

From East:
   
Take I-90 West to Exit 13
   Take Route 30 East
   Park Entrance will be on the right

From West:
   
Take I-90 East towards Boston to Exit 13
   Take Route 30 East
   Park Entrance will be on the right


General Boating Regulations

  • Boat ramp is located on Middle Lake
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Lifejackets (PFDs) must be worn from September 15 - May 15 when operating a canoe or kayak
  • Waterskiing, tubing or any form of towing a person(s) in the water on Middle or North Lakes is prohibited
  • Waterskiing is allowed on South Lake only
  • Powerloading of vessels at ramp is prohibited
  • Boating allowed during daylight hours or as posted at boat ramp
  • Swimming from boats is prohibited
  • Swimming at designated areas only
  • Sound horn before entering tunnels
  • You are responsible for your wake
  • No personal watercraft or ATVs allowed on or around Lake Cochituate

Recreational Opportunities


Speed Limits and Regulations

  • Middle Lake and Boat Ramp
    • Speed limit is 22mph on Middle Lake
    • Speed limit is 5mph within 150 feet of ramp, channels, tunnels, piers or moorings
    • No motorboat operation within 150 feet of swimming areas
    • Towing of a person(s) in the water or on any apparatus on Middle Lake is prohibited
  • North Lake
    • Speed limit on North Lake is 5mph on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
    • Speed limit is 22mph on weekdays
    • Speed limit is 5mph within 150 feet of ramp, channels, tunnels, piers or moorings
    • Towing of a person(s) in the water or on any apparatus on North Lake is prohibited
  • South Lake
    • Speed limit on is 22mph on South Lake
    • Speed limit is 5mph within 150 feet of ramp, channels, tunnels, or moorings
    • Speed limit is 42mph while actively waterskiing and tubing
    • Waterskiing and tubing allowed on South Lake only