Mashapaug Lake Boat Launch


An 18" drawdown will commence on or about November 1, 2023. The drawdown will be managed to restore the normal water surface elevation by early April 2024.

Please note: With any drawdown and refill periods, there are risks that the desired level and refill may not be achieved within the timeframes due to weather events and conditions

An aerial view of the Mashapaug Lake boat launch.
Site Sketch of the Mashapaug Lake Boat Launch  
Type: Trailered
Season: Year round
Address: Bigelow Hollow Road, Union
Directions: In Bigelow Hollow State Park, off Route 171, 1.3 miles east of Route 190.
Lake Area: 287 Acres
Regulations: 10 MPH limit & no waterskiing.
Fishing Regulations: Freshwater Fishing Guide (
Docks: Fixed Concrete
Toilets: Chemical (Year round)
Parking Spaces: 10
Parking Surface: Paved
Access Road Surface: Paved
Ramp Surface: Concrete Slab
ADA Accessible: Yes
Additional Info: Bigelow Hollow State Park Schedule of Marine Events and Fishing Tournaments (, (Note: tournaments are not open to the general public)
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The entrance to the Mashapaug Lake boat launch.

The access road to the Mashapaug Lake boat launch.
Access Road

The turning area of the Mashapaug Lake boat launch.
Turning Area

The ramp of the Mashapaug Lake boat launch.

The parking area for the Mashapaug Lake boat launch.

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Content Last Updated on February 20, 2024