Lake Dennison Recreation Area

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Lake Dennison Recreation Area
Massachusetts State Park
Lake Dennison, Winchendon MA.jpg
Lake Dennison
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
Town Winchendon
Elevation 820 ft (250 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°37′35.6″N 72°04′39.54″W / 42.626556°N 72.0776500°W / 42.626556; -72.0776500Coordinates: 42°37′35.6″N 72°04′39.54″W / 42.626556°N 72.0776500°W / 42.626556; -72.0776500
Area 121 acres (49 ha) [2]
Founded Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Lake Dennison Recreation Area

Lake Dennison Recreation Area is a 121-acre (49 ha) Massachusetts state park located in the town of Winchendon. It comprises a small portion of the 4,221 acres (1,708 ha) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Birch Hill Flood Control Project[3] that are managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and that also include Otter River State Forest.

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Lake Dennison: The lake offers a swimming beach with restrooms, pavilion, and picnic areas. Fishing and a ramp for non-motorized boating are also available.[4]
  • Camping: There are 150 campsites and a dump station.
  • Trails: Trails are used for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
  • The park also offers showers, restricted hunting, and interpretive programs.


  1. ^ "Lake Denison". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Birch Hill Dam". U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lake Dennison Recreation Area". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 

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