Hixson Boat Launch

Boat Launch

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:
Saturday: 10AM-8PM
Sunday: 10AM-8PM
Monday: 10AM-8PM

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.