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 the Spring-Summer 2023 Program Guidefor detailed registration information. Swimming Beaches and Instruction
Veterans Memorial Park Beach - Staffed and open for swimming weekends starting June 17th, and daily after the last day of school through August 20th. Monthly or daily pass required. They go on sale April 4th.
Community Center Beach - Due to consistent elevated levels of E. coli there will be no swimming at Community Center Beach for the 2023 season. During this time, additional tests/treatments will be conducted. For this year only, both residents and non-resident may purchase passes to access Veterans’ Memorial Park Beach. We appreciate your understanding and hope that will proper treatment, Community Center Beach will be open for summer 2024.
Lifeguard Certification Program - Registration opens March 2nd at 9 am.
Town Boat Launch Parking Passes go on sale March 1st 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.
Annual Fishing Derby Saturday, May 6th, 9 -11 AM, Community Center Beach.
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.