Cochituate State Park

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Cochituate State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Lake Cochituate, Cochituate MA.jpg
Lake Cochituate
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Town Natick
Elevation 138 ft (42 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°18′45″N 71°22′27″W / 42.31250°N 71.37417°W / 42.31250; -71.37417Coordinates: 42°18′45″N 71°22′27″W / 42.31250°N 71.37417°W / 42.31250; -71.37417 [1]
Area 872 acres (353 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Cochituate State Park

Cochituate State Park is a Massachusetts day-use state park located on Lake Cochituate in the town of Natick. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers motor boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, picnicking, and swimming.[3] The park encompasses three sections of Lake Cochituate called the North, Middle and South lakes with different restrictions applying to each.[4] Boat rentals are available in summer. The scenic Snake Brook Trail is used for hiking and biking year-round.[3] The South Lake is host to Wellesley HS, Wayland HS, and Lincoln-Sudbury HS Sailing Teams from March through May.


  1. ^ a b "Cochituate State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Activities". Friends of Cochituate State Park. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cochituate State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 

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