Wachusett Dam Day 10/8/2023
Overview of Wachusett Dam Day 10/8/2023
DCR Division of Water Supply Protection will open the top of the Wachusett Dam in the Town of Clinton for the public to access, walk across, and enjoy from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The walkway along the top of the majestic Wachusett Dam was originally closed in the 1990s due to water supply security and public safety concerns. In recent years, DCR has been able to open the dam to the public for a day during the spring and fall.
DCR Watershed Rangers will be on hand to provide information regarding the agency’s watershed protection program, which is responsible for the protection of the metropolitan Boston water supply, including the Wachusett Reservoir and watershed area.
Parking is available along Route 70.
Parking will also be available - thanks to the Clinton Public Schools - at the Clinton Middle School or Clinton High School for a 1-mile easy walk to the Dam along the North Dike Path. Enjoy a family friendly StoryWalk® placed along the way.
There is limited reserved parking for people living with disabilities at the entrance to the promenade. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. For more information please call the Wachusett Reservoir Ranger Station at 978-365-3800.
* DUE TO INCREASED SECURITY, BACKPACKS, BRIEFCASES, AND OTHER LARGE BAGS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT. ALL OTHER ITEMS BROUGHT TO THE EVENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO SEARCH.
No restroom facilities.
No dogs allowed.
For more information or for detailed directions, please contact the Wachusett Reservoir Ranger Station at 978-365-3800.