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Hike, jog, cross-country ski or just meander along almost 60 miles of trails through Regional Water Authority watershed lands. Fish from the shores in the sparkling clean water of five secluded reservoirs or from our 70-foot long, wheelchair accessible dock at Lake Saltonstall. Bike through an 18th century settlement at Little Genesee in North Madison and more. With nine recreation areas located in 13 communities, there is bound to be an area close to you. Photos from our annual photo contest will give you an idea of how much we have to offer. Click here to join!Rec Area Map

Nature’s wonderland is waiting to be discovered on any part of the Water Authority’s network of trails. All it takes is a Regional Water Authority Recreation Permit. Buying a Recreation Permit is like contributing to a regional conservation organization. It’s your way to help ensure that future generations will have these same natural resources to enjoy.

Our recreation permit gets you closer to nature.

As a permit holder, you can enjoy the convenience of free parking and easy-to-read trail maps. We also have areas with special design features for access by people with disabilities. Plus, we’ll invite you to guided nature walks, our annual kids fishing derby and other special events which are only open to our permit holders. 

Permit Options and Costs

Permits range in cost from $20 for a one-year Individual Permit for seniors, the disabled, veterans or students to $50 for a two-year Family Permit. Get more information on recreation permit options and costs.

Other permits available include a Horseback Riding (Genesee Tract only) Family Permit and an Organizational Permit. For more information on those permits, please call our Recreation Department at 203-401-2654 or email us at

How to Get or Renew Your Permit

Be sure to review our Recreation Program Rules and Regulations before purchase.

On the Web
Permits available online include all Individual and Family permits.
Click here to go to our secure website to purchase your recreation permit online. If you already have or have had a recreation permit with us, your username is your permit number without the leading zero(s); your password is your zip code. You will be prompted to change your username and password to something that is easier to remember.

By Mail
Download the permit application form, print it and complete the registration portion and return it to us with your payment (check, MasterCard or VISA).

By Phone
Call our Recreation Department at 203-401-2654.

By Email
Email our Recreation Department at

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