The 2018 Quabbin Fishing Season runs from April 21 to October 20.
Boat launch areas are open seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. until closing. From April 21 – April 30 the areas close at 8:00 p.m.; from May 1 – July 30 at 8:30 p.m.; from July 31 – August 20 at 8:00 p.m.; from August 21- September 3 at 7:30 p.m.; and at 6:30 p.m. for the remainder of the season.
Shore fishing is open 7 days a week for the season. “Boats Off the Water” times are seasonally adjusted with times posted at each boat launch area; it is approximately 1½ hours before closing.
Quabbin Season Pass
The Quabbin Season Pass covers parking and boat launching fees at all three Quabbin Boat Launch Areas during the entire fishing season. The Pass is valid only for the three Quabbin Boat Launch areas. The Pass is non-transferable and may only be used by the person named on the Pass who must be present at the time of use.
The cost for the Pass is:
Seniors (age 62+) - $25 (positive proof of age is required with the application)
Handicapped - $25 (Handicapped Placard # required with the application)
The Permit fee, which is payable by cash, check or money order, is non-refundable.
2019 Season Passes will be available at the Quabbin Visitor on March 24, 2019 and at the three Boat Launch Areas once they open for the season.
DCR is providing the opportunity to pre-register for the 2019 Quabbin Season Pass. The pre-registration will allow you to enter all your contact and boat information. You do not, however, have to pay at this time; you can pay for your season pass at the Visitor Center beginning March 24, 2019 or at the Boat Launch Areas starting opening day. If DCR mailed you a white boat registration card, please bring it with you when you get your Season Pass. Please click here to pre-register for the 2019 Quabbin Season Pass.