Hopkinton State Park

Rte. 85, Hopkinton
508 435-4303

hopkinton.park@state.ma.us

Park location:  
164 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Headquarters and mailing address:  
71 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Daily Parking Fee: $5

September 7, 2014:  Due to a scheduled event, picnic areas and roadways will open to the general public at 12 noon.

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.

Hopkinton State Park is located in the towns of Hopkinton and Ashland and includes the picturesque Hopkinton Reservoir.  The park offers a variety of year round recreational activities including 2 life guarded swimming beaches, stocked fishing, 1 reservable group picnic site (see Split Rock below), 12 tree shaded, first come first served, picnic areas (300 picnic tables and 165 charcoal cooking grills), 10 miles of marked trails, open field space and a concrete boat launching ramp for non-motorized watercraft. Boating in Boston provides seasonal boat rentals (617) 299-3392. Public restrooms are available during the spring, summer and fall months.  

Trail Map

Download printable version pdf format of Hopkinton State Park Trail Map
Detail:   Download printable version pdf format of Detailed Hopkinton State Park Trail Map


Park Directions

From the north:
Take Route I-495 South towards Marlboro/Taunton
Take exit 21A to Main Street Hopkinton.
Travel down Main Street until the third traffic light located at the heart of downtown Hopkinton
Turn left, traveling North on Route 85
After about two miles, the Hopkinton State Park entrance should be on the right

From the south:
Take Route I-495 North
Take exit 21A to Main Street Hopkinton.
Travel down Main Street until the third traffic light located at the heart of downtown Hopkinton
Turn left, traveling North on Route 85
After about two miles, the Hopkinton State Park entrance should be on the right

From the East:
Rte 90 (Mass Pike West) to Rte 495 South
Take exit 21A to Main Street Hopkinton.
Travel down Main Street until the third traffic light located at the heart of downtown Hopkinton
Turn left, traveling North on Route 85
After about two miles, the Hopkinton State Park entrance should be on the right

From the West:
Take Route I-495 towards Cape Cod
Take exit 21A to Main Street Hopkinton.
Travel down Main Street until the third traffic light located at the heart of downtown Hopkinton
Turn left, traveling North on Route 85
After about two miles, the Hopkinton State Park entrance should be on the right


Things to know before you go...

Park hours are 8:00AM until 8:00PM during the summer months.  During the rest of the year, parking lots and grounds are open 8:00AM until sunset. Times are posted at Main Entrance and all information kiosks.
-Auto parking is $5, Parks Pass is $35 in-state/$45 out of state
-Pets on leash are welcome.
-Please no:
    
*Alcohol
     *Ground fires and wood fires (cooking fires of charcoal or propane are allowed in designated areas only)
     *Swimming at unsupervised beaches
     *Littering
     *Gasoline powered watercraft on Hopkinton Reservoir
     *Motorized vehicles on trails
     *Floatation devices
     *Hunting and trapping
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Trail system is multi-use.  Hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, cross country skiers are welcome.
-Snowmobiles are permitted when snow cover is a minimum of 4” in depth.

Recreational Opportunities


Split Rock Group Picnic Site (Reservations Only)

All Saturdays and Sundays have been reserved  for the 2014 season. Many weekdays still available.

  • Available Mid May through September
  • Minimum of 50 people, maximum of 200 people
  • Pavilion 24’x52’
  • 25 picnic tables, 1 large charcoal grill (Groups allowed to bring own cooking equipment)
  • One acre recreation field at site
  • Running water at site ; No electric service
  • Restrooms on site
  • Parking for up to 100 autos

Reservations are accepted by telephone, starting on the first business day of the calendar year, until all dates are booked.  The cost to reserve the site is $100.00, payable upon application and $5.00 per vehicle payable the day of the outing. For information and to make reservations, call Hopkinton State Park (508)435-4303.


Swimming Area

The swimming areas are supervised by DCR lifeguards from late May through Labor Day, 11AM-6PM. The Main Area waterfront has a handicapped accessible ramp which leads to the sandy beach. All park visitors must follow the directions of the lifeguard staff at all times. Pets are not permitted on the beaches.