Cochituate State Park Article

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Cochituate State Park
Lake Cochituate, Cochituate MA.jpg
Lake Cochituate
Map showing the location of Cochituate State Park
Map showing the location of Cochituate State Park
Location in Massachusetts
Location Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°18′45″N 71°22′27″W / 42.31250°N 71.37417°W / 42.31250; -71.37417
COCHITUATE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

42°18′45″N 71°22′27″W / 42.31250°N 71.37417°W / 42.31250; -71.37417
[1]
Area872 acres (353 ha) [2]
Elevation138 ft (42 m) [1]
EstablishedUnspecified
Operator Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
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

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.

References

  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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