An official army family and MWR Site


Lake Cochituate Beach

Access to Lake Cochituate

Access to Lake Cochituate will be made available at NSSC's beach from the months of May-October, and may change without notice due to weather, staffing, or other conditions in Cochituate Stake Park.


During Operating Hours

During regular operating hours, all boat rentals are $5 per hour, per person.  There is no launching or other entry fee during operating hours.  Any patron wishing to launch their own boat may do so, granted they are able to do so and are in compliance with all posted rules.  Personal watercrafts (PWC's) are not permitted on Lake Cochituate.


Outside Operating Hours

Outside of posted operating hours, use of the NSSC Beach at Lake Cochituate must be coordinated in advance to facilitate access.

For access during duty hours (0900-1530), users should contact Family and MWR at +1 (508)233-4791 to schedule and confirm arrangements. 

For access outside of duty hours, and during weekends and holidays, users should contact Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) at +1 (508)233-4201 to schedule and confirm arrangements.


Boat Rentals and Launching

Rentals are first come first serve and may be made in advance.

Boat rentals outside operating hours are charged at daily rental rates: 

Single Kayaks $15 per day

Tandem Kayaks $20 per day

Canoes $20 per day

Because the beach is a gated area, a launching fee of $10 is required if either the entry or return time are outside of normal operating hours.


Unit and Teambuilding Events

Groups can take advantage of a single launch fee by launching as a group.  Fees may be waived for Active Duty unit activities coordinated in advance.  Please contact us for more information.


10 General Greene Avenue Beach Front, Behind Building 45 Natick 01760 United States +1 (508)206-4104
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