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Knightville Dam

Knightville Dam



Knightville Picnic Area offers a great escape for the whole family, with plenty of fishing and hunting opportunities, trails for hiking and biking, and picnic tables with grilling sites. You can also find flush toilets, access to the East Branch of the Westfield River, and a Watchable Wildlife site with chances to spot deer, coyotes, beavers and more.


Nestled on the downstream side of Knightville Dam, the Knightville Picnic Area offers a fun getaway for the whole family. Come spend a relaxing day with us.


The rivers and streams at Knightville offer excellent trout fishing, and the river is stocked with trout in both the spring and fall. The surrounding hills provide prime upland game habitat, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts stocks pheasants for the fall hunting season. Hunting and fishing are permitted in the area in accordance with posted restrictions and Massachusetts laws. Visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding along several miles of trails and old country roads. Interpretive programs on the cultural and natural resources, water resources, water safety and flood control are provided by Park Rangers.


Knightville Picnic Area accomodates all with several picnic tables and grilling sites. There are flush toilets available as well as access to the East Branch of the Westfield River.

Natural Features

In summertime the open areas of the river basin have spectacular blooms of wildflowers. These old fields attract many species of songbirds and butterflies. This area is within a Massachusetts Watchable Wildlife site, and visitors may catch a glimpse of deer, coyotes, beavers, grouse, turkeys or waterfowl while exploring the area.

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