Can you swim in Cochituate?

Can you swim in Cochituate?

Lake Cochituate is 625 acres across three ponds: North Pond, Middle Pond and South Pond. Per the EPA, it is safe for adults and children to swim, wade, and boat along the Natick Labs shoreline, in Pegan Cove, in the South Pond of Cochituate.

Is Lake Cochituate open for swimming?

Swimming areas of Lake Cochituate have also been closed in Natick and Wayland until further notice. In Hopkinton, Sandy Beach is open, though use of the park, including access to the boat launch, is limited to town residents from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend under a new policy.

Are dogs allowed at Lake Cochituate?

Cochituate State Park offers some pleasing choices. There is the main park entrance where the beach and boat launches are but your dog won’t be allowed on the beach during the beach season (although there other spots where he can reach the water).

Is Lake Cochituate safe?

WAYLAND, MA — It’s still not safe to go swimming in Lake Cochituate. The algae was also detected in other parts of the lake that touch Framingham and Natick, according to health officials. Those areas are known as Middle Pond and South Pond.

Can you kayak on Lake Cochituate?

Bucolic Lake Cochituate 30 and the Mass Pike — that cut across the lake. Tunnels under both roadways provide access for boats, canoes and kayaks to the north, middle and south sections of the lake. As Illman and I paddled through one of the tunnels to reach the middle portion between Rte.

What kind of fish are in Lake Cochituate?

Lake Cochituate has produced Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Tiger Muskellunge, Chain Pickerel, Carp, Channel Catfish, Tiger Trout, and Brook Trout that meet minimum sizes for recognition by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.

Can you walk around Lake Cochituate?

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

Can you eat fish from Lake Cochituate?

There is a state-issued advisory warning children and pregnant women not to eat fish from Lake Cochituate. But signs alone may not be enough to deter anglers from eating their catch, as evidenced by education efforts on the Sudbury River.

How to get to Cochituate State Park in Ma?

All 3 lakes are accessible by boat, but head down to South Lake for waterskiing or tubing. Follow the Snake Brook Trail for a mild 1.5 mile Heart Healthy walk. For youth groups, company outings & other weekday recreational activities, please email [email protected]

Where is the boat ramp at Lake Cochituate?

The department of Conservation and Recreation manages a large boat ramp and adjacent parking area (71°22’31.980″W 42°18’37.388″N) suitable for 50 trailers within Cochituate State Park off of route 30 in Wayland on the northern shore of the middle basin.

When do the gates open at Cochituate State Park?

During the summer, Gates open at 8am. All boats off the water by 7pm, boat ramp closes at 7:30pm. Bathrooms locked at 7pm. Gates locked at 8pm. During the off-season: Enter at the boat ramp, open from dawn to dusk, no facilities available.

How big is the southern basin of Lake Cochituate?

The lake is divided into three major basins, which are connected by navigable culverts. The Southern Basin is the largest at 257 acres and has an average depth of 19 feet and also contains the lakes deepest point at 69 feet.

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