Regulations & Laws

Recreation Maps

  • Pond Maps

    Bathymetric pond maps open to the public for fishing, boating and other waterbased recreation. Popular with anglers and boaters of all kinds. You can find a pond map by either pond name or town in which it is located.
    Pond Maps

Guides on Places to Go

  • Wildlife Sanctuaries

    This booklet contains information about 12 Wildlife Sanctuaries owned and managed by MassWildlife. Available for pick-up at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough. Call (508)389-6300 for mailing fee.

  • Public Access to The Waters of Massachusetts

    This full-color publication includes 90 individual site maps and descriptions of more than 200 access points to state waterways. The 150-page guide also includes information about sportfishing piers, fishing in fresh and marine waters, boating law, rights of access, and information about boating and fishing programs in the Department of Fish and Game. Available ONLY through the Office of Fishing and Boating Access .
    Public Access to The Waters of Massachusetts

  • Wildlife Viewing Guide
    Though the Wildlife Viewing Guide is no longer in print, see the link to 67 state wildlife viewing sites and other Wildlife Viewing information. Some viewing sites are located at state wildlife lands, state parks or forests, or other federal lands or land holding conservation organizations.