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 2018 Quabbin Season Pass covers parking and boat launching fees at all three Quabbin Boat Launch Areas during the season that runs from April 21 to October 20. 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.
The 2018 Season Passes will be available at the Quabbin Visitor beginning Sunday, March 25, 2017 and at the three Boat Launch Areas once they open for the season.
Quabbin Watershed Ranger – Mobile: (617) 828-2452
MA State Police-Quabbin: (413) 323-7561
Quabbin Visitor Center: (413) 323-7221
Quabbin Administration Office: (413) 323-6921