Quabbin Reservoir


100 Winsor Dam Rd., Belchertown , MA 01007
Historic site

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Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest unfiltered water supplies in the United States. Along with the Wachusett Reservoir and Ware River, it is the source of high quality water for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water supply system. The 412 billion gallon reservoir covers 39 square miles with 181 miles of shoreline. Recreational activities are regulated and limited to protect 2.5 million people’s drinking water.


Visitor center

Sunday - Saturday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm


There is a parking lot on your right, just before the Administration Building.


A couple sitting on rock ledge take in the magnificent mountain range vista

Scenic Views

The New Salem and Enfield lookouts offer magnificent views of the reservoir.
Man fishing in calm waters as dawn begins to break


You may fish by boat or along the shoreline. There are restrictions to protect the water supply. Boats are available to rent.
Ranger sharing his knowledge of the park to kids.

Educational programs

The Quabbin Visitors Center is open 7 days a week and offers many programs.

All Activities

  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Biking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Running and walking
  • Snowshoeing


  • Educational programs 
  • Picnic areas (carry-in, carry-out)
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor center


All activities have restrictions to protect the water supply

  • No dogs
  • No drones
  • No swimming

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