Schedule a cold weather quarantine inspection

Your boat must be inspected and sealed before entering the Quabbin Reservoir. The Cold Weather Quarantine (CWQ) program ensures the boat is clean before the fishing season begins.

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Before you call:

How to schedule Schedule a cold weather quarantine inspection

  • Call the Quabbin Visitors Center at (413) 323-7221 to schedule your appointment beginning October 1st.
  • CWQs are done by appointment only in November and December.
  • Inspections take place at the DCR Field Office in New Salem and the Quabbin Office in Belchertown. 

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The CWQ program is a visual inspection of your boat and trailer done in the winter. Once your equipment passes inspection, your boat will be sealed to the trailer with a Quabbin Boat Seal.

Things to know before you arrive for your inspection:

  • Clean all surfaces of the:
    • Trailer
    • Boat
    • Motor
    • Live wells
    • Bilge
  • Remove all:
    • Dirt
    • Grease
    • Oil
    • Leaves
    • Rust
    • Fungi
    • Other material that may hinder the inspection of the trailer and boat.
  • Dry the interior of the bilge and live wells with a sponge or rag to remove all water.
  • During inspection, the motor must be able to be lifted to full up position either by hand or battery.

Contact for Schedule a cold weather quarantine inspection

Address
100 Winsor Dam Rd., Belchertown , MA 01007
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