Lake Quannapowitt, MA


Lake Quannapowitt

Town(s): Wakefield MA
County: Middlesex

Size: 254 acres
Average Depth: 6 feet
Maximum Depth: 11 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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It's hard to believe that tranquil Lake Quannapowitt, in Wakefield, MA, is just off manic Route 128. The Lake offers numerous recreational opportunities, including a lovely four mile walk around the scenic body of water. A pretty town green, open park land and a playground offer additional scenic and recreational opportunities at this jewel in the middle of northwest suburbia. Wakefield also has a nice, old-fashioned downtown with charming, old brick town buildings, a classic New England village green, independently-owned local shops and covenient parallel parking. Since 1992, Friends of Lake Quannapowitt is an organization that has worked to fulfill its goal of promoting public awareness and providing long-term protection and enhancement of Lake Quannapowitt and its environs. The Quannapowitt Yacht Club (QYC) in Wakefield has available membership openings for sailors and those interested in learning. Take exit 39 south off Rt. 128 to Wakefield. We’re located at the end of Linda Road, the flashing light on North Avenue. See Read reviews on this lake at

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Take exit 39 south off Rt. 128 to Wakefield
Shoreline Development: 25-50%