Boat Launch Opens: Saturday, May 27th
Weekend Schedule Only until: Thursday, June 22nd
Thursday & Friday: 2pm - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 8pm
Located at the corner of Reservoir Street and Red Spring Road
*Boat Launch will be Closed August 31 & September 1. It will then re-open for Labor Day Weekend*
Labor Day Weekend Schedule:
Boats are not allowed to be launched after 7pm
No overnight parking in the lot
Closing Date: September 4th at the end of the day
PLEASE NOTE: The Boat Launch is only available for Marlborough and Hudson Residents only. Proof of residency is required. All Boats must be washed down before entering the lake. No Exceptions.
Rules & Regulations
Mass Boating Laws - Boat operators must comply with all Mass boating laws and the following:
Spacing - Stay 200 feet away from Marlborough & Hudson Beaches. Stay 50 feet away from all other shorelines
Speed - Drive at speeds that match the conditions, max speed is 40 mph
Direction - Drive counterclockwise, do not stop traffic in the narrows
Seating - While in motion do not sit on the edge of your boat without guardrails
Swimming - is permitted only out to 50 feet from shoreline or next to your boat
Waterskiing/Wakeboarding/Towing - Persons being towed must wear approved flotation devices. A spotter 12 years or older is required
Demeanor - No alcohol on boats, be respectful of others, no profane, threatening, or abusive language
Personal Watercraft - Operators must be 18 years old minimum, or 16 after completing an approved boater/safety course and wear an approved life jacket
Enforcement - Members of the Fort Meadow Commission will patrol the lake to enforce these rules and will suspend boating privileges for violations or report them to authorities
Free Kayak & Paddle Board Program
(During Boat Launch Hours Only)
Kayaks and Paddle Boards are available for use to Marlborough residents only.
Proof of residency is required (Drivers License or car registration showing Marlborough address)
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
Must be at least 12 years of age to rent a kayak with parent / guardian.
Must be at least 16 years of age to rent a paddle board with parent / guardian.
Renters must leave driver’s license with boat attendants during rental.
Rental time should not exceed 2-hours.
Kayaks / Paddle Boards must be returned by 6:00pm.
No rentals after 5:00pm.
Liability waiver must be signed before rental.
Please respect private property.
Kayaks / Paddle Boards are not allowed in swimming area at Memorial or Hudson Beaches.
Life jackets must be worn at all times.