The DCR watershed system is first and foremost a public drinking water supply. In order to protect the reservoirs' water quality and the watersheds' other special natural and cultural resources, permits are required for a variety of activities. You can download them here in pdf format.

Quabbin Reservoir Watershed

 For more information or to submit permit applications, contact:

   Department of Conservation and Recreation
   Division of Water Supply Protection
   Quabbin Section
   485 Ware Road
   Belchertown, MA 01007
   (413) 323-7221

Ware River Watershed

For more information or to submit permit applications, contact:

   Department of Conservation and Recreation
   Division of Water Supply Protection
   Quabbin Section
   485 Ware Road
   Belchertown, MA 01007
   (413) 323-7221

Wachusett Reservoir and Sudbury Reservoir Watersheds

For more information or to submit permit applications, contact:

   Department of Conservation and Recreation
   Division of Water Supply Protection
   Wachusett/Sudbury Section
   180 Beaman St.
   West Boylston, MA 01583
   (508) 792-7806

Fishing and Hunting Permits

Licenses from the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement are required for fishing and hunting on DCR/DWM land. These can be purchased on-line from MassWildlife or contact:

Link to MassFishHunt Licensing Application

Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
1 Rabbit Hill Road 
Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 389-6300
mass.wildlife@state.ma.us
Contact ALL DFW Offices

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