Office of Fishing and Boating Access (FBA)

FBA provides boat and canoe access sites, shore fishing areas, and sport fishing piers at more than 290 locations on coastal waters, great ponds and rivers throughout Massachusetts.

Contact Us

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Address

1 Rabbit Hill Rd., Westborough, MA 01581

Phone

8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., M-F

Online

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Who we serve

The Office of Fishing and Boating Access serves the public by providing and maintaining access to over 290 coastal and inland boat and canoe launch and fishing areas across the state.

News and Updates

  • Lake Attitash, Merrimac, MA, Attitash Street: The boating access facility will be closed starting Thursday 4/25/19 and reopening Friday 5/3/19 for invasive species treatment.
  • Connecticut River (Barton Cove), Gill, MA: Due to Spring high water conditions, the boating access facility is presently closed. The facility will be opened upon the installation of the barrels at the Turners Falls Dam. Please check back for reopening date.
  • Agawam Mill Pond Boat Ramp Facility, Route 28 (Cranberry Highway), Wareham: Reconstruction of the boat ramp facility is ongoing and is anticipated to be completed prior to June 30, 2019. Use of the boating access facility during construction is prohibited. Please check back for the re-opening date.
  • Connecticut River (Oxbow), Route 5, Easthampton, MA - Due to Spring high water conditions, the boating access facility is presently closed. Please check back for reopening date. 
  • Lake Singletary Boat Ramp, West Main Street, Millbury, MA: Reconstruction of the boat ramp will be performed during the months of January through May 2019. The boating access facility will be prohibited during this time period. Please check back for the re-opening date.
  • Winthrop Harbor Boat Ramp, Shirley Street, Winthrop, MA: Reconstruction of the boat ramp will be performed during the months of January through June 2019. The boating access facility will be prohibited during this time period. Please check back for the re-opening date. 
  • 2019 Special Use Permits will be available online on Monday October 1, 2018. Please note the updates to canoe and kayak events for 2019.

 

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