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

FBA Staff Directory View 

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

  • Scorton Creek—Holway Road, Sandwich
    The boat ramp facility is closed for the 2019 season. It will reopen April 2020.

  • Waldon Pond—Concord Road, Concord
    The boat ramp facility is closed for the 2019 season. It will reopen April 2020.

  • Cook Pond—Henry, Fall River
    The boat ramp facility is closed all day Monday–Friday, and Saturday–Sunday from dusk to dawn. The facility is open Saturday–Sunday from dawn to dusk.

  • South Watuppa Pond—Jefferson Street Extension, Fall River
    The boat ramp facility is currently closed all day Monday–Friday, and Saturday–Sunday from dusk to dawn. The facility is open Saturday–Sunday from dawn to dusk.

  • Connecticut River (Barton Cove)—Cove View Road, Gill
    The boat ramp facility is closed for the 2019 season. It will reopen mid-May 2020 after safety barrels are installed.

  • Connecticut River—Syrek Street, Chicopee
    The boat ramp facility is closed for the 2019 season. It will reopen May 2020.

  • Merrimack River—Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell
    The boat ramp facility is closed for the 2019 season. It will reopen May 2020.

  • Merrimack River—Riverside Drive, Methuen
    The boat ramp facility is closed for the 2019 season. It will reopen April 2020.

  • Merrimack River (Riley Park)—Rowe Street, Lawrence
    The boat ramp facility is temporarily closed. Please check back for re-opening date.

  • 2020 Special Use Permits are now available. Apply online or by mail.

  • Cochituate Lake—Commonwealth Road, Wayland.
    The boat ramp will be closed for reconstruction during the 2020 season. Any updates will be posted when available.

 

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