Sudbury Reservoir


Arce Bridge Road, Southborough, MA 01772
Field Headquarters
180 Beaman St., West Boylston, MA 01505


Wachusett Rangers (978) 365-3800
Field Headquarters (508) 792-7806

Details of Sudbury Reservoir

Overview of Sudbury Reservoir

The Sudbury and Foss Reservoirs are the emergency water supply for the DCR/ Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water supply system. The main sources of water are the Quabbin Reservoir, Wachusett Reservoir, and Ware River. The 8 billion gallon reservoirs covers 1,500 acres. Recreational activities are regulated and limited to protect 2.5 million people’s drinking water.

Hours for Sudbury Reservoir

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Sudbury Reservoir

Limited parking is available. Parking is free. 

All Activities at Sudbury Reservoir

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Cross-country skiing

Restrictions at Sudbury Reservoir

  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • No boating
  • No all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • No swimming
  • No fires
  • No unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)
  • Fishing allowed only during the Wachusett/Sudbury fishing season from first Saturday of April (if no ice present) to November 30
  • Enter only through designated gates
  • Any activity that could pollute the water