Fort Meadow Reservoir, MA

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Fort Meadow Reservoir


Town(s): Hudson MA, Marlborough MA
County: Middlesex
Local Name: Fort Meadow Lake

Size: 257 acres
Average Depth: 9 feet
Maximum Depth: 18 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Boating Comments: Motor boats are allowed, just not at the Grove. Rules: http://ecode360.com/9211250#./9211250?&_suid=138045762110306365181457877851
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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About half of the lake, or 30 lots, are leased by a trust so the owner can control the land. It's called The Grove Conservation Land. This parcel has a combination of wooded area, water access to Ft. Meadow Reservoir and an open field. You can go for a stroll through the walking trails and sit on a bench to listen to the sounds around you. Take the family for a picnic by the water; the field is a great place for a game of catch or just relaxing and enjoying your surroundings. If you like to fish or canoe, there are plenty of places to sit and fish next to the water and a canoe access to enjoy the conservation land from a different perspective. The Grove is full of wildlife, the most impressive being the great blue heron. If you are lucky you will catch a glimpse of this enormous bird!! The Grove is a fun place to be and has many features to keep you coming back. Unfortunately swimming at the Grove is NOT permitted because the water is not tested here and the lake bottom is not cleaned or monitored. Memorial beach across the lake is a fun and safe place to swim. There is canoe access at this site, however, motorized vehicles such as boats with engines and jet skis MAY NOT be launched from the canoe access point. Conservation lands are open from dawn to dusk.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Sunfish, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Coming from the end of I-290 in Hudson, take a right off of the 290 ramp at the "99" restaurant onto rt. 85 East. Go straight on this road until you come to Wal-mart on your left then the entrance to Assabett Regional High School a little farther up on the right. The entrance to the Grove parking lot is on your left as the road curves to the left, so you need to keep your eyes open for it. (if you go over the section of rt. 85 that has water on both sides you just passed the parking area).
Shoreline Development: Unknown