Can you swim in the Quabbin?
Some activities, such as hiking, picnicking, birdwatching and shore and boat fishing are allowed. However, other user groups would like to recreate at the Quabbin, but cannot because of use restrictions. For example, swimming, off-road bicycling, canoeing, sailing and cross-country skiing are all prohibited.
Is swimming allowed in Wachusett Reservoir?
Direct water contact activities, such as swimming and wading, are strictly prohibited by regulation. Dogs are not allowed on any DCR property associated with Wachusett Reservoir.
What towns get water from Wachusett Reservoir?
The reservoir is fed by the Quinapoxet and Stillwater rivers, along with the Quabbin Aqueduct, which carries water from the Quabbin Reservoir.
|Shore length1||21 mi (34 km)|
|Surface elevation||384 ft (117 m)|
|Settlements||Clinton, West Boylston, Boylston, Sterling|
Can you walk at Quabbin Reservoir?
The Quabbin covers 39 square miles, with 181 miles of shoreline. You can walk more than 40 gates and tons of trails, but recreational activities, including fishing, are regulated and limited to protect the water.