Cochituate State Park


Park Entrance
43 Commonwealth Road, Natick, MA 01760
Park Headquarters
93 Commonwealth Rd. , Wayland, MA 01778


Park Headquarters (508) 653-9641

DCR Water Quality Hotline

Dogs Allowed

Details of Cochituate State Park

Overview of Cochituate State Park

Cochituate State Park's main feature is Lake Cochituate, which is made up of three linked ponds.

Hours for Cochituate State Park

During the summer, Gates open at 8am. All boats off the water by 7pm, boat ramp closes at 7:30pm. Bathrooms locked at 7pm. Gates locked at 8pm.

During the off-season: Enter at the boat ramp, open from dawn to dusk, no facilities available.

Parking at Cochituate State Park

Daily parking fee charged May 15 through October 31

MA resident  $8

Non-MA resident  $30

Mobile payments accepted via the YODEL app  Parking in MA State Parks - YODEL FAQs

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

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Get a lifetime senior parking pass (MA residents)

The parking lot will be closed once it reaches capacity. Call park staff at (508) 653-9641 before heading to the park to make sure lot is not full.

Activities at Cochituate State Park



All 3 lakes are accessible by boat, but head down to South Lake for waterskiing or tubing.
A person hiking.


Follow the Snake Brook Trail for a mild 1.5 mile Heart Healthy walk.

All Activities at Cochituate State Park

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Cross-country skiing

Facilities at Cochituate State Park

For youth groups, company outings & other weekday recreational activities, please email

Accessibility at Cochituate State Park

  • Accessible beaches
    • Available beach wheelchairs
  • Accessible restrooms

Restrictions at Cochituate State Park

  • No jet skis
  • No alcohol
  • No diving off boats
  • No boating after dark unless posted
  • Dogs are not allowed on designated swimming areas of inland beaches from May 1 through September 15, unless otherwise posted. Guide to Dogs in DCR Parks

More info for Cochituate State Park

Speed Limits and Regulations

Middle Lake and Boat Ramp

  • Speed limit is 22 mph on Middle Lake
  • Speed limit is 5 mph within 150 feet of ramp, channels, tunnels, piers or moorings
  • No motorboat operation within 150 feet of swimming areas.
  • No towing of a person(s) in the water or on any apparatus on Middle Lake.

North Lake

  • Speed limit on North Lake is 5 mph on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
  • Speed limit is 22mph on weekdays
  • Speed limit is 5mph within 150 feet of ramp, channels, tunnels, piers, or moorings
  • No towing of a person(s) in the water or on any apparatus on North Lake.

South Lake

  • Speed limit on is 22 mph on South Lake
  • Speed limit is 5 mph within 150 feet of ramp, channels, tunnels, or moorings
  • Speed limit is 42 mph while actively waterskiing and tubing.