Wachusett Reservoir


Field Headquarters
180 Beaman St., West Boylston, MA 01583


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

Details of Wachusett Reservoir

Overview of Wachusett Reservoir

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 3 million people’s drinking water.

Hours for Wachusett Reservoir

One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.

Parking at Wachusett Reservoir

Parking available at several access gates around the reservoir.  Do not park in front of gates.

Click here for a map of Wachusett Reservoir Forest Roads and Gates.

Activities at Wachusett Reservoir

  • Fishing

    Catch a variety of fish along the Reservoir's shore.
  • Educational Programs

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

All Activities at Wachusett Reservoir

  • Running and walking
  • Fishing
  • Educational programs
  • Hunting
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Facilities at Wachusett Reservoir

Restrictions at Wachusett Reservoir

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