Cochituate State Park


Park Entrance
43 Commonwealth Road, Natick, MA 01760
Park Headquarters
93 Commonwealth Rd. , Wayland, MA 01778


Park Headquarters (508) 653-9641
Dogs Allowed

Details   of Cochituate State Park

Overview   of Cochituate State Park

Cochituate State Park's main feature is Lake Cochituate, which is made up of three linked ponds.

Hours   for Cochituate State Park

Sunrise - Sunset

Boat Ramp

Sunrise - Sunset

Parking   at Cochituate State Park

Daily parking fee charged May 14 through October 30

MA resident  $8

Non-MA resident  $30

Mobile payments accepted via the YODEL app  Parking in MA State Parks - YODEL FAQs

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

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Get a lifetime senior parking pass (MA residents)

The facility will be closed to admissions once it reaches capacity. For live updates on facility closures, please visit: DCR Park Alerts

Activities   at Cochituate State Park

  • Boating

    All 3 lakes are accessible by boat, but head down to South Lake for waterskiing or tubing.
  • Hiking

    Follow the Snake Brook Trail for a mild 1.5 mile Heart Healthy walk.

All Activities   at Cochituate State Park

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Cross-country skiing

Facilities   at Cochituate State Park

For youth groups, company outings & other weekday recreational activities, please email

Accessibility   at Cochituate State Park

  • Accessible restrooms
  • Accessible dock and observation area
  • Beach wheelchairs available

Restrictions   at Cochituate State Park

  • No jet skis
  • No alcohol
  • No diving off boats
  • No boating after dark unless posted
  • Dogs are not allowed on designated swimming areas of inland beaches from May 1 through September 15, unless otherwise posted. Guide to Dogs in DCR Parks

More info   for Cochituate State Park

Speed Limits and Regulations

Middle Lake and Boat Ramp

  • Speed limit is 22 mph on Middle Lake
  • Speed limit is 5 mph within 150 feet of ramp, channels, tunnels, piers or moorings
  • No motorboat operation within 150 feet of swimming areas.
  • No towing of a person(s) in the water or on any apparatus on Middle Lake.

North Lake

  • Speed limit on North Lake is 5 mph on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
  • Speed limit is 22mph on weekdays
  • Speed limit is 5mph within 150 feet of ramp, channels, tunnels, piers, or moorings
  • No towing of a person(s) in the water or on any apparatus on North Lake.

South Lake

  • Speed limit on is 22 mph on South Lake
  • Speed limit is 5 mph within 150 feet of ramp, channels, tunnels, or moorings
  • Speed limit is 42 mph while actively waterskiing and tubing.

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