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Barre Falls Dam, Barre

#417 of 560 in Parks in Massachusetts
Dam · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Barre Falls Dam is located on the Ware River in Barre, Massachusetts, about 0.3 mile (0.48 km) below the junction of the river's east and west branches and 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Designed and constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, this dam substantially reduces flooding along the Ware, Chicopee, and Connecticut rivers. Construction of the project began in May 1956 with completion in July 1958 at a cost of US$2 million.

The Barre Falls reservoir is located within the Upper Ware River Watershed and is part of the Chicopee River Watershed. Access to the site is available from Route 62.
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  • Big disk golf course, along with a volleyball court. Big area for cookouts and bathrooms on ground. This recreational area is extremely well maintained and clean.  more »
  • A great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. A small pavilion where cookouts could happen. It is all outdoors so bring the bug repellent  more »

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