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.




NOTE: 2nd SPECIAL MEETING regarding South Basin Boat Launch - April 7, 2018 at 9:30 am sign in/registration. Meeting will start promptly at 10 am. Purpose is to continue some discussion from March 17th meeting, to provide options and alternatives regarding the launch, vote on best options available. Only members can vote - Members and non members invited. If the use of South Basin Boat Launch is your concern please attend.


MA COLAP Conference          April 13, 2018  MA Div Fisheries & Wildlife, Westboro, MA

Clean Up Holland:                  April 21, 2018 – meet at School 9 am – if interested contact 
                                                       Chris McCooe email: mccoohanson@gmail.com
May Members Meeting:         May 12, 2018 at Holland Community Center 8:30 am

May 15th - Annual Town Meeting at School 7 pm  ....   

June 12 - Town Elections 10 am - 8pm at Community Center

Pancake Breakfast:                June 10, 2018 at Holland Community Center 8 am to noon

Carl Bean Day:                        June 23, 2018 – Softball tournament Contact Chris McCooe if interested

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 Dori at dference2002@yahoo.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.