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      About Otis Reservoir
      Located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

      Otis Reservoir is a 1,085-acre reservoir located in Berkshire County, in the small town of Otis, Massachusetts. Boston is 116 miles east, while Springfield, Massachusetts, is 30 miles southeast.

      The Albany International Airport is 64 miles northeast in Albany, New York. The closest location for urgent care is Fairview Hospital, 21 miles west in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

      When heading into town, grab a bite to eat at restaurants like Knox Trail Inn, Farmington River Diner, or Grouse House Restaurant & Inn.

      Life on the Water

      Otis is a water recreation paradise that allows for many different activities, whether motorized or not!

      Water skiing is one of the most popular sports here, given the lake's large size. Other recreational activities like sailing, boating, swimming, kayaking, and fishing are also popular.

      A publicly accessible ramp is available on the southern shores of the lake. It is a part of the Tolland State Forest and receives heavy traffic during the late spring and summer months.

      The heavy traffic mostly comes from anglers trying to catch stocked lake trout. Other than trout, anglers can expect to catch bass, chain pickerel, perch, redbreast sunfish, brown bullhead, and more.

      Explore Nearby Nature?

      Looking for more things to do outdoors? You're in luck, as this part of Massachusetts is surrounded by untouched nature!

      Tolland State Forest is right in your backyard! This 1,000+ acre forest offers a wide range of activities like hiking, mountain biking, camping, hunting, snowmobiling, and more!

      Check out the nearby Butternut Ski Area and Tubing Center, the perfect destination during the winter. This ski area runs over 10 acres, with 11 lifts and artificial snowmakers on all trails.

      Visit Springfield, Massachusetts

      If you're looking to step out into a historic city, Springfield is only 35 miles away!

      The Zoo in Forest Park is a not-for-profit zoo that houses over 200 native and exotic animals. It features a diverse array of mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and amphibians.

      While at the zoo, check out the beautiful 700-acre park it's nestled in. Designed by the father of modern landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmstead, many consider Forest Park the jewel of Springfield.

      Visitors will enjoy courts and fields for sports like baseball, basketball, tennis, bocce, and soccer. The many trails, roads, and paths surrounding the park are a beautiful setting for a walk or run.

      If you're a history or weapons buff, check out the Springfield Armory, the U.S. Armed Forces primary weapons manufacturer from the Revolutionary War to 1968.

      After a long day of exploring, try one of the many eateries in Springfield like Red Rose Pizzeria, Student Prince Cafe, and Fort Restaurant, and Theodore’s Blues, Booze, and BBQ.

      Why Otis Reservoir?

      If you're looking for an all-sports lake nestled in a gorgeous setting, then you've found the perfect match in Otis Reservoir!