Quabbin Reservoir Fishing Season and Contact Info

Learn about the Quabbin Reservoir fishing season and find contact information.

Fishing Season

The 2019 Quabbin Fishing Season runs from April 20 to October 19.

Boat launch areas are open seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. until closing. 

  • April 20 – April 29: 8:00 p.m.
  • April 30 – July 29:  8:30 p.m.
  • July 30 – August 19: 8:00 p.m.
  • August 20 - September 2: 7:30 p.m.
  • September 3 - October 19: 6:30 p.m.

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 Reservoir Fishing Guide (full guide -  5 pages plus map)

Quabbin Fishing Season Handout (one page plus map)

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:

Regular -$50  
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.


Contact Information

Emergency Contact Numbers

Quabbin Watershed Ranger – Mobile: (617) 828-2452

MA State Police-Quabbin: (413) 323-7561

Quabbin Visitor Center: (413) 323-7221

Other important numbers

Quabbin Administration Office: (413) 323-6921