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Hopkinton State Park
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71 Cedar Street
Hopkinton, Massachusetts   01748

Phone: 508-435-4303
Reservations: 508-435-4303
Hopkinton State Park is located in the towns of Hopkinton and Ashland and includes the picturesque Hopkinton Reservoir. The park offers a variety of year round recreational activities including 2 life guarded swimming beaches, stocked fishing, 1 reservable group picnic site (see Split Rock below), 12 tree shaded, first come first served, picnic areas (300 picnic tables and 165 charcoal cooking grills), 10 miles of marked trails, open field space and a concrete boat launching ramp for non-motorized watercraft. Outdoor Recreation of Hopkinton Inc. provides seasonal boat rentals (508) 435-3965. Environmental Educational programming is offered during the summer. Public restrooms are available during the spring, summer and fall months.
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Located on over 100 wooded lakefront acres, overlooking Ashland State Park. Right out our front door you get to truly enjoy the great outdoors. Easy access to trails for hiking, and an area for swimming. Come and enjoy all that Ashland State Park has to offer, and stay at the Warren Center right next door.
3 miles from park*
1. Hopkinton State Park offers two main beaches for swimming: the Main Beach and Split Rock.
2. The park's lifeguards are on duty from late June to early September.
3. Swimming is allowed in designated areas only, marked by ropes or buoys.
4. Non-swimmers should stay within shallow water zones under supervision of a responsible adult at all times.
5. Swim lessons are not offered at this state park; visitors must know how to swim before entering deep waters.
6. The beach area also includes picnic tables, grills, restrooms and changing facilities for convenience after swimming activities.
7. Pets aren't permitted in the guarded beach areas during summer months but can enjoy off-leash playtime elsewhere in the park.
The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are available to rent on-site during the summer season from Memorial Day through Labor Day. There is also an accessible boat launch area where personal watercraft can be launched into the reservoir. Motorized boats are allowed but must adhere to speed limits set by local regulations in order not to disturb swimmers or wildlife habitats nearby.
Enjoy fishing in two freshwater reservoirs, home to species like largemouth bass, pickerel and bluegill. Trout are stocked seasonally.

Hopkinton State Park offers picnic areas with grills, tables and restrooms. Alcohol is prohibited but pets are allowed on leash.
Biking enthusiasts can explore a variety of trails, but should be aware that some are challenging and hilly.

The park's terrain is diverse with both paved paths suitable for casual riders and dirt tracks for mountain bikers.

Cyclists must yield to pedestrians on shared-use pathways as safety measures dictate this protocol.

Off-road biking requires caution due to the presence of rocks, roots, steep inclines or declines in certain areas.

While cycling after dark isn't permitted within the area boundaries; ensure you finish your ride before sunset.

Helmets are mandatory while riding bicycles throughout all designated routes ensuring rider's protection at all times.

Remember not every trail permits bicycling - always check signage before setting off on an unfamiliar path.

Keep in mind that during peak season it may get crowded which could limit speed and maneuverability options.

Be cautious around wildlife encountered along bike routes - maintain respectful distance without disturbing them.
The park offers diverse habitats for birdwatching, including forests, fields and wetlands. Over 150 species have been spotted here. Birders can spot waterfowl on the reservoir during migration seasons. The forested areas are home to warblers and other songbirds in springtime.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 11 No Handicap Parking at Ashland Boat Ramp by kate
park review stars; one to five My husband is disabled and in the summer season is unable to access the Ashland State Park area by the boat ramp because there are no handicap assigned parking areas-he has made several inquiries but received no answers-yet a local camp is allowed to park boat trailers where handicap parking should be-he is in a wheelchair and likes to fish but cannot park close enough-frustrating that his inquiry is not taken seriously as I am sure there are others in the same position
July 17 nice park, bad crowd... by Disappointed Mass resident
park review stars; one to five the park offers swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking. Should be the ideal family spot on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, we saw public drinking, lewd behavior and even inappopriate treatment of a dog taking place. There seem to be very little oversight by park officials, and I even had to call 911 to get help for an injured bicyclist that appeared intoxicated. My husband and I (attending with 7 kids ages 9-14)left the park disappointed at best, but actually quite upset. This is a beautiful venue in need of crowd control and enforcement of park policies and rules. We will not re-visit any time soon
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Hopkinton State Park is located in the greater Boston area.

Rte. I-495 (north or south) to exit 21A, Main Street Hopkinton. Travel on Main Street until the third traffic light located at the heart of downtown Hopkinton. Turn left, traveling North on Route 85. Proceed approximately 2 miles to the Hopkinton State Park entrance on the right (do not enter the Field Office on the left).

To locate Main Entrance by MAPQUEST: 268 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748

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