The City of Worcester park
facilities and amenities bordering
Indian Lake are as follows:
(Click on the location above
to visit MapQuest for directions
and a map.)
PUBLIC BEACH FACILITIES
There are two public beach
facilities on Indian Lake:
Indian Lake Beach and Shore
Park. They are both open seasonally
from July 1st through mid August from noon to 7pm. These
facilities are staffed with
lifeguards and restroom facilities
are open during this time only.
In 2007, a partnership was established between the City of Worcester, the Greendale YMCA and Bancroft School to ensure greater public access to Shore Park. Since that time, both organizations have made invaluable contributions to keeping the facility open to the public including Bancroft providing property management and the Greendale YMCA providing lifeguards.
Please note that at no time
is swimming allowed at Morgan
Massachusetts is blessed with
over 1200 miles of seashore
and hundreds of lakes, ponds,
and streams which make the
Commonwealth an exceptional
destination for all types
of boating and fishing.
The Office of Fishing and Boating
Access (FBA) is charged with
providing access to these many
waterways including the boat
launch at Morgan Landing.
Indian Lake is a 204-acre warm
water pond situated in the
northern part of Worcester.
It is bounded on the east by
Route 12 and I-190 and on the
west by Route 122A. A paved
boat-launching ramp is provided
for public access on Route
122A (also known as Grove Street).
The area can accommodate approximately
20 cars and has designated trailer parking.
The water has a transparency
of only 5 feet with mean and
maximum depths at eight and
fifteen feet, respectively.
The State Public Access Board provides
boat and canoe access sites
at more than 200 locations
on coastal waters, great ponds
and rivers throughout Massachusetts.
The Board acquires property
and easements for the purpose
of providing access and designates
roads and facilities to be
built, improved, operated and
maintained. Boat launching
facilities are managed by staff
from the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife,
the Department of Environmental
Management, or municipal employees.
The link below provides general
information about site selection
as well as detailed descriptions
of the sites themselves, many
The fish population was most
recently studied during a 1996
summer survey. Eleven species
were collected including white
perch, yellow perch, largemouth
bass, golden shiner, black
crappies, bluegills, pumpkinseeds,
yellow bullheads, carp and
white suckers. Northern pike
were captured during other
sampling efforts in 1994. The
lake has been stocked with
northern pike and tiger muskies
on a fairly regular basis beginning
The ILWA is now collecting information for all fishing tournaments held on Indian Lake.
6/2010 bass tournament report: Total count by the club (about 8 boats) was 22 bass taken. 21 were largemouth bass and one was smallmouth. There were 2 - 4 pounders, 2 – 3 ½ pounders, and a number of 1 ½ - 2 pounders
Looking to have an event at one of the parks or beaches surrounding Indian Lake or plan a fishing tournament? Permit applications can be found at the City of Worcester's Department of Public Works and Parks web page.
Permits and other information