Laurel Lake Access

The Office of Fishing and Boating Access(FBA)provides boat and canoe access sites, shore fishing areas, and sport fishing piers at more than 275 locations on coastal waters, great ponds and rivers throughout Massachusetts. 

The Department of Fish & Game, in conjunction with the Public Access Board, acquires property and easements for the purpose of providing access; and, through the FBA, designs, constructs, manages, and improves facilities statewide.

Quick Links

  • Access Sites

    These sites are mostly boat launch areas, boat ramps or designated fishing areas or piers that have been designed and built by the FBA .  The table contains links to maps of many of the sites, pond maps from MassWildlife where available, and additional descriptive information such as the facility type and the fish species typically fished for.

  • FBA Events and Permits

    Special Use Permits, boat ramps commonly used for fishing tournaments, parking information, and an updated list of scheduled events.

  • FBA Rules and Regulations

    Rules and regulations pertaining to the use of FBA boat ramps as well as links to fishing regulations and boating safety.

  • Boat, RV, and Snowmobile Registration Bureau

    The Boat, Recreation Vehicle, and Snowmobile Registration Bureau is responsible for registering motorboats, snowmobiles, and recreational vehicles in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By clicking this link you are leaving the Office of Fishing & Boating Access for a separate agency page within Mass.gov