A JOINT PROJECT OF HOPKINTON'S CONSERVATION COMMISSION AND OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE

Hopkinton-Everett Lake

  • Overview

The Hopkinton-Everett Lakes Reservoir is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir protects Contoocook and other towns and cities down river from flooding. Click here to visit the Hopkinton-Everett Lakes website.

Hopkinton-Everett Lakes is a multiple use facility that provides many recreational opportunities for visitors to the 10,000 acre project. Hunting, fishing and hiking are just some of the activities enjoyed here. In Hopkinton there is one developed recreation areas on the project: Elm Brook Park. Elm Brook Park offers picnic tables and grills, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, a swim beach (no lifeguards, swim at your own risk), a short nature trail, a boat ramp, and four picnic shelters which can be reserved in advance for a fee (unreserved shelters are available for use on a first come, first served basis).

Canoeing on the Contoocook River is also a popular activity at Hopkinton Everett Lakes. In addition to the boat ramp in Elm Brook Park, a second boat ramp on Elm Brook Pool is located off of Route 202 / 9. There is no access fee charged for the use of this boat ramp.

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