Whitin Reservoir

Last Updated: 7/2018
       No formal published information from the state.

      Whitin Reservoir, also known as Wallis Reservoir is a warmwater reservoir located in Douglas. 

Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:     2.5 hour
Total Distance:       7.0 miles
East Section  3.0 miles
West Section 4.0 miles

Nearest Address:   
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Position:  42-04.20 N 71-46.52 W
USGS Map: Oxford, MA
Car top launch. Road side parking on State Forest.

Physical Features
  • Area:                216 acres
  • Max depth:         28 feet
  • Average Depth:  14 feet
  • Transparency:         feet
  • Terrain Type: Homes, State Park, Woods, Causeway.
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1992
  • 10 species:  including chain pickerel, black crappie, yellow & white perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, yellow & brown bullhead, white sucker and golden shiners. 

Put-In/Take-Out Directions (6.3 miles, 10 minutes):
From Exit 2 of Interstate 390
  1. At the end of the ramp turn east onto East Main Street, Route 16 East.
  2. At mile 1.4, bear left to stay on Route 16 East.
  3. At mile 5.1. turn left onto Cedar Street.
  4. At mile 5.5, turn left onto Wallis Street.
  5. At mile 6.3, arrive at the public acess just before the causeway.  Roadside parking.
Whitin Reservoir Watershed District

          The association met June 16, 2008 to formally establish itself as a watershed district and voted in a management committee. Mr. Virostek said 146 property owners live within the district and the vote to establish the district passed by a vote of 105-5.

        Massachusetts Fish and Game have published that there is access on Wallis Street.  The Douglas State Forest borders more than a mile of shore.

A property owner has indicated it is now private and not open to the public.  What is up for question is whether or not there is public access to the reservoir.

We are waiting for a response from the state.
3 July 2018

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