How many gates are at the Quabbin Reservoir?
Public access to and recreational uses of water supply property are complex. Use this map to learn more about the 50+ access gates that surround Quabbin and give visitors access to the 200+ miles of forest roads throughout the watershed.
How was the Quabbin Reservoir made?
Construction on the Quabbin Reservoir began in 1936. Filling commenced on August 14, 1939 and was completed in 1946 when water first flowed over the spillway. The Quabbin Reservoir was filled with water from the Swift River and flood skimming from the Ware River during eight months of the year.
Where do you park at Quabbin Reservoir?
There is limited parking available at the main entrance to Quabbin Park. To avoid overcrowding, consider entering Quabbin Park through the Middle or Eastern entrances and parking at Goodnough Dike, Hank’s Meadow, or Quabbin Tower.
Is there a town under the Quabbin Reservoir?
The small towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott are lost under the Quabbin Reservoir. As the city of Boston grew in the early 1800’s they quickly ran into an increasing water shortage, so plans were put in place to flood the valley that would become the Quabbin Reservoir.
Can you camp on the Quabbin Reservoir?
Numerous trails, one to an overlook of Quabbin Reservoir, plus primitive camping.
Is Quabbin Reservoir open for walking?
General Hours of Operation. General restrictions allow visitors through designated gates and areas one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset. However, this does not apply to vehicle access.
Can you canoe on Quabbin Reservoir?
Private canoe and kayak access to Quabbin Reservoir is not allowed due to concerns with the introduction of aquatic invasive species.
Can you bring dogs to Quabbin?
A reminder to not bring your dog to Quabbin Reservoir, which is the source drinking water supply for 3 million people. Dogs are not allowed in Quabbin Park or on any other part of DCR’s Quabbin Reservoir lands; dogs are also not allowed in parked cars.
Why is Quabbin Reservoir closed?
Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown is closed indefinitely to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Where can I find information about Quabbin Reservoir?
Quabbin Reservoir Fishing Pond Submerged Pond DCR Contact Information: Visitor Center: (413) 323-7221 Ranger Station: (413) 323-0191 Ranger Mobile: (617) 828-2452 This map is composed of geographic data provided by MassGlS and DCR, agencies within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA). 32 Barre 32 Mill pond
Where can I find rest room facilities in the Quabbin Reservation?
In order to address sanitary concerns for the fishing program, the DCR has placed temporary rest room facilities at sites throughout the Quabbin Reservation. These sites are marked with white buoys in the water near the landing areas. Please protect Quabbin’s water by using the facilities and obeying the following regulations:
How do I contact the Quabbin ranger station?
Quabbin Land Boundary Quabbin Reservoir Fishing Pond Submerged Pond DCR Contact Information: Visitor Center: (413) 323-7221 Ranger Station: (413) 323-0191 Ranger Mobile: (617) 828-2452 This map is composed of geographic data
What do I need to bring to Quabbin Reservoir?
Intact DCR Quabbin Boat Seal. You must have a valid MA Fishing/Sporting License or a Quabbin Fishing License in your possession and also have fishing tackle (rods, reels, etc.). Chock blocks on vehicles when launching or removing boat from the reservoir. Rubber boots when launching and removing boat from reservoir.