Picnicking: is available at York Lake day-use area. Please carry-in, carry-out all your trash and belongings.

Pets are permitted, except on the beach and lawn area. Must be on a 10-foot maximum leash, attended at all times. Must have proof of current Rabies vaccine. Please be courteous and clean up after your pet.

Be Bear Aware: Don't forget you are in Black Bear country. Never physically confront, feed, torment or throw anything at bears. Take appropriate precautions with food so as not to attract bears.

Non-motorized Boating: Ideal for kayaks, canoes and small sail boats, available at York Lake (ramp available), West Lake (no ramp) and Thousand Acre Swamp, Cookson State Forest (ramp available) day-use area. Stop aquatic hitchhikers; please ensure that your boat and equipment are clean before launching.

Prohibited: Motorized off-road vehicles and alcoholic beverages.

Recommended Content

People also viewed...

You recently viewed...

Personalization is OFF. Your personal browsing history at Mass.gov is not visible because your personalization is turned off. To view your history, turn your personalization on.

Learn more on our .

*Recommendations are based on site visitor traffic patterns and are not endorsements of that content.