Lake Massapoag is one of the Town of Sharon's most valuable natural resources. In summer, it is a popular place to swim, kayak, paddleboard, sail, fish, boat, tube, waterski and picnic. Some winters, when it is cold enough, people enjoy ice skating, cross country skiing, and ice fishing.
The Sharon Recreation Department (sharonrec.com) provides multiple lake-related recreational opportunities and provides information on their website during the spring/summer seasons. Registration for summer youth swimming instruction and sailing programs opens early spring at sharonrec.com, scroll down for summer programs. You can view Spring-Summer 2022 Program Guidefor detailed registration information. Other organizations also provide opportunities, see below. Swimming Beaches and Instruction
Veterans Memorial Park Beach - Residents only. Opens daily June 23 - August 21st. Monthly or daily pass required, available via the Yodel app.
Community Center Beach - Residents and non-residents. Opens daily June 23 - August 14th. Monthly or daily pass required, available via the Yodel app.
Swimming Lessons - Swim basics (3 levels) & Swim strokes (3 levels) will be offered for ages 5-12 at Memorial Beach by Hockomock Area Invensys YMCA. Lessons are 45 minutes, four days (Monday-Thursday), between July 11th and August 18th. Register here for summer 2022.
Town Boat Launch Parking Passes - See sharonrec.com. The link for passes will be posted this spring at sharonrec.com. The boat launch ramp is open to the public, if you don't have a pass, you can drop off your boat and park in the Sharon High School parking lot.
For information, including a map with lake depths and rock locations, see Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Lake Massapoag. For a more detailed map of lake depths see here. Everyone over 15 requires a fishing license. It is good for a calendar year and you can get one at the Town Clerk's office or online.