Quabbin Reservoir - Other Recreational Activities

Learn about other recreational activities available in the Quabbin Reservoir watershed.

Canoe and Kayaks

Due to concerns with aquatic invasive species being carried from one water body to another, private canoes and kayaks are no longer allowed to be launched at Quabbin Reservoir.  However, a limited number of canoe and kayak rentals are available on a first come-first serve basis at Boat Launch areas #2 and #3 for use on the regulating ponds at those areas.  All boating regulations for Quabbin Reservoir apply to these craft.


Camping is not allowed on DCR's Division of Water Supply Protection property.  However, there are camping opportunities at Massachusetts State Parks and private campgrounds in the region. 

Please follow these links for more information:

Camping at Massachusetts State Parks

Camping at private campgrounds

Other Recreational Opportunities on DCR Watershed Lands

Quabbin Park brochure

Quabbin Reservoir Watershed Public Access rules

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