Lake Dennison Recreation Area

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Lake Dennison Recreation Area
Lake Dennison, Winchendon MA.jpg
Lake Dennison
Map showing the location of Lake Dennison Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lake Dennison Recreation Area
Location in Massachusetts
LocationWinchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates42°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
Area121 acres (49 ha)[1]
Elevation820 ft (250 m)[2]
OperatorMassachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
WebsiteLake 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. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Lake Denison". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  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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