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West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, now accepting picnic shelter reservations for summer recreation season

USACE, New England District
Published May 4, 2021

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, is now accepting picnic shelter reservations for the 2021 summer recreation season.

Permits will be offered from June 5 through Sept. 5, 2021, and only those with approved permits can access the picnic shelters due to limited vehicle access. Picnic shelter use permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for activities such as graduation and birthday parties, small
reunions, and church or group events. There are two picnic shelters which will be available on Saturdays and Sundays only and will require a $75 permit fee per shelter.

Permits can be obtained by calling Park Ranger Viola Bramel at (978) 318-8417. The Day Use Area, which includes the beaches, swimming area, picnic tables and grills, will open for the summer recreation season beginning June 5. Visitors to the Day Use Area must park at the Project Office at 518 East Hartford Avenue in Uxbridge and walk to the area. There will be no Day Use Area entrance fee. Visitors to the Day Use Area and people utilizing the picnic shelters must comply with federal, state and local COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor recreation. For more information, contact Park Ranger
Viola Bramel at (978) 318-8417.


Contact
Bryan Purtell
978-318-8264
bryan.m.purtell@usace.army.mil

Release no. 21-022