Hamilton Reservoir is located in the Town of Holland, Massachusetts.  Holland is located in south, central Massachusetts bordering Union, Connecticut.  In the 1860's the Hamilton Woolen Company dammed the Quinebaug River and formed the Hamilton Reservoir.  The Reservoir is located in the headwater region of the Quinebaug River watershed which flows north through the town and combines with the French and Middle Rivers to form the Thames River in Connecticut. 

Friends of HRA, Inc. (FHRA) is a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity, formerly known as the Hamilton Reservoir Association. The purpose of the Corporation is exclusively for charitable and/or educational purposes. The FHRA works to raise funds for the maintenance & preservation of Hamilton Reservoir, including public safety, environmental integrity & its’ conservation.

Any questions write an email to hamiltonreservoir@gmail.com or call McCooe.




1. The Lake Calendar will be printed and available next month, so please send to my email any pictures you may have (that you haven't already sent this year) to me by July 14th. 

2. South Basin Boat Launch: - we are waiting for a clear title and written statement from the Town's Building Commissioner stating "the use of the lots as a launch is permitted as a right for pre-existing non-conforming use" hopefully we'll be closing soon .. and WE should celebrate with a Boat Tie-Up Party. If you need more information regarding donations and easement rights, please email me or give me a call. Many people have made their donations and sent in their $125 for easement. If you haven't please do so - and include the pledge form and a copy of your deed if you want to have easement rights on your property title.
Pledge form for the South Basin Boat Launch

3. Membership 2018 is up - thank you for those who have paid 2018 dues. There are still some who have not paid and those that have not paid since 2016 will be dropped from the data list at the end of August .. so please send in your membership. Your membership and your donations helps us provide you with information, education and preservation funds for YOUR LAKE and the association is your voice with the town. We have more power in numbers with them - so please support us and YOUR LAKE.


Aqua Riders Show:                 August 18th at 10:30 on their beach across from PJs          

August Members Meeting:     August 25, 2018 at Holland Community Center 8:30 am

Paddle Skedaddle:                 August 26, 2018 at PJs Beach (Aqua Riders Beach)

Publick House Cooks:            August 27, 2018 (Mon) Barbeque Feast – under the Tent at
                                              Publick House, Sturbridge: 4:30 or 6:30 pm, more info to come

Calendar photos can be sent to Chris at mccooehanson@gmail.com - send landscape photo files and indicate in subject line of your email which month picture was taken. Example in September calendar. The cover winner receives a free membership.

Lake Oversight Committee meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of a month at 6:45 pm after the Select Board meeting (6 pm) at Town Hall.

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Join the FHRA - $35 for membership – or make a “Preserve the Lake Fund” donation.
Send your membership form and donations to:
FHRA, 27 Sturbridge Rd., Unit 17, Holland, MA 01521
Please indicate: donation or membership & include mailing address and email address.

OR use PayPal

Membership Dues

Join the Fun and Help Save Hamilton Reservoir!

Preserve our Lake – Preserve our Town”

The FHRA is working to raise funds for additional lake maintenance in the future.
Your donations are tax deductible. Ask your employer if they offer gift matches to non-profits.
Please consider giving.