Wachusett Reservoir


Field Headquarters
180 Beaman St., West Boylston, MA 01505


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

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The Details


Wachusett Reservoir, along with the Quabbin Reservoir and Ware River, are the unfiltered source of high quality water for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water supply system. The 65 billion gallon reservoir covers 108 square miles with 37 miles of shoreline. Recreational activities are regulated and limited to protect 2.5 million people’s drinking water.


Sunrise to sunset


Parking available at several access gates around the reservoir.


A man fishing on a pond while the sun sets.


Catch a variety of fish along the Reservoir's shore.
Stillwater Farm

Educational Programs

Programs are offered at Stillwater Farm, in schools, and at locations around the reservoir.

All Activities

  • Running and walking
  • Fishing
  • Educational programs
  • Biking
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing


  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • No boating
  • No all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • No swimming
  • No fires
  • No unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)
  • Biking only on allowed routes (see map)
  • Fishing in designated areas only (see fishing guide)
  • Enter only through designated gates
  • Any activity that could pollute the water

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