Hopkinton State Park


164 Cedar St., Hopkinton, MA 01748
Transit friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
Dogs Allowed

Details   of Hopkinton State Park

Overview   of Hopkinton State Park

Hopkinton State Park has a little bit of everything: 1500 acres of forest crisscrossed by more than 10 miles of hiking trails, two seasonal swimming beaches staffed seasonally by lifeguards, a variety of sunny and shaded picnic areas, and the historic earthen dam offering some of the best views in the park year-round.
Hopkinton is one of the most-visited parks in the Central Region, featuring hundreds of picnic tables and stationary charcoal grills in first-come-first-served picnic areas, as well as two pavilions available seasonally for reservations. It is common for thousands of patrons to visit the park daily on weekends in the summer; plan your visit in advance and arrive early, then spend a relaxing day at the park and enjoy all it has to offer.

Hours   for Hopkinton State Park

8:00 am - 8:00 pm Daily

Bathrooms are now open for the 2024 season

Swimming area (late May through Labor Day)

Sunday - Saturday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm

Parking   at Hopkinton State Park

Daily parking fees are charged mid-May through October, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Parking meters are located in each parking lot. Sorry, no cash is accepted at this facility.

          Fee for MA resident: $8

          Fee for non-MA resident: $30

Resident and non-resident status is determined by the vehicle’s license plate.

Parking passes must be displayed on each vehicle’s dashboard.

Parking fees are waived for the following vehicles, displaying: handicapped license plate or placard, Purple Heart license plate, Disabled Veteran license plate.

Mobile payments are accepted via the YODEL app.

DCR Annual Parking Passes are available to MA residents with vehicles registered in MA for $60. Pass must be displayed and is non-transferrable between multiple vehicles.

Lifetime DCR Senior Passes are available to MA residents aged 62+ for $10 (not sold on site). Pass must be displayed.

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Activities   at Hopkinton State Park

  • Boat Rentals

    Regatta Point Community Sailing provides seasonal boat rentals on Hopkinton Reservoir. Enjoy sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more 508-757-2140
  • Swimming

    Take a dip in one of two seasonally guarded beaches, open for swimming late May through Labor Day
  • Picnicking

    With more than a dozen picnic areas to choose from, each outfitted with tables and charcoal grills, enjoy an outing with family and friends

All Activities   at Hopkinton State Park

  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Snowmobiling

Facilities   at Hopkinton State Park

Accessibility   at Hopkinton State Park

Restrictions   at Hopkinton State Park

  • No grilling or fires outside designated picnic areas
  • No swimming outside designated swimming areas
  • No flotation devices; USCG-approved life jackets always allowed
  • No boats permitted at Lower Beach (AKA Main Beach, a seasonal swimming area)
  • No motorized watercraft of any kind
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times, everywhere in the park
  • Dogs are not allowed on beaches May 1 – September 15
  • Off-road vehicles are not allowed on park property, including ATVs, dirt bikes, etc. – with the exception of snowmobiles, which are allowed in winter with a minimum 4 inches of snow cover
  • Drones are not allowed on park property without a permit

More info   for Hopkinton State Park

On busy days, the park will temporarily close if parking reaches capacity. The park will reopen once enough parking becomes available.

Without a Pavilion Reservation, large gatherings and group activities greater than 25 people must apply for a State Parks Special Use Permit, subject to an approval process. Read more about permit requirements including special equipment, activities, and organized sports, under the laws of 302 CMR 12 Parks and recreation. 

Learn more about the DCR Youth Group Bus Pass program here. Please contact Hopkinton State Park headquarters before applying; available weekdays fill quickly.

Access information about borrowing Library Passes here.

Access the MassWildlife trout stocking reports here.

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