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Overview

Regatta Point State Park is part of the Quinsigamond State Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. Known for its recreational opportunities and its location on Lake Quinsigamond, visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including camping, sailing, fishing, and picnicking. It is a popular location for both local residents and tourists seeking outdoor adventure or relaxation near the water.

Camping Information

Facilities and Amenities:

  • While Quinsigamond State Park is known for day-use areas, it is important to note that Regatta Point itself does not offer camping facilities. Visitors looking to camp would need to find nearby campgrounds or alternative accommodations.

Nearby Camping Options:

  • Visitors interested in camping can look for private campgrounds or state parks in the vicinity of Worcester. Ensure that you check the availability, amenities, and booking requirements of these sites before planning your trip.

Recreational Activities

  • Boating and Sailing: Lake Quinsigamond is known for its boating and sailing, with the park often hosting regattas and boat races.
  • Fishing: The lake provides plenty of opportunities for freshwater fishing.
  • Swimming: There's a designated swimming area with lifeguard services during the summer months.
  • Picnicking: Picnic areas are available for day-users to enjoy a meal with views of the lake.

Park Regulations and Safety

  • Hours of Operation: The park is typically open from sunrise to sunset. Visitors should check the most current information as hours can vary seasonally.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts state parks.
  • Leash Policy: Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Swimming Safety: Only swim in designated areas and follow all lifeguard instructions.
  • Fishing Regulations: Be sure to review and follow all Massachusetts fishing regulations.

Access and Location

  • Physical Address: Regatta Point State Park is located at 10 N Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604.
  • Getting There: The park is easily accessible by car and is located near major routes I-290 and I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike).

Visitor Tips

  • Check Weather Conditions: Always check the weather before heading out to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Book Ahead: If planning boating or other activities that require rentals or permits, consider booking ahead to secure your spot.
  • Leave No Trace: Respect the park's natural beauty by following "Leave No Trace" principles and taking all trash with you when you leave.
  • Peak Times: The park can get quite busy, especially on weekends and holidays. Plan to arrive early or on weekdays to avoid the crowds.

Contact Information

  • To get the most current information about Regatta Point State Park, including updates on events, closures, or regulations, contact the park administration directly:

Park Management: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

Contact Number: Visitors can contact the DCR for more information about Regatta Point and Quinsigamond State Park by calling the regional office or checking the DCR's official website.

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