We were recently mentioned in TIME Magazine after a Brown Booby was spotted on Onota Lake! 1,500 miles from its native home in the Gulf of Mexico.
LOPA is an organization of volunteers. Our mission is to help the City of Pittsfield keep the lake clean and naturally beautiful for generations to come.
Lake drawdown is when the City of Pittsfield reduces the water level in the lake. Reasons: Shoreline erosion, weed management, flooding control.
Before launching a boat or kayak wash it thoroughly. Learn more about Zebra Mussels.
Beyond donations, there are many ways you can contribute to the preservation of Onota Lake. Here’s how you can help.
If you enjoy and appreciate Lake Onota, there’s a way you can give back. Becoming a LOPA Member means you support the preservation of this natural splendor.
Our purpose is to assist the City of Pittsfield on all matters regarding Lake Onota. We’re a volunteer organization, providing education and scientific study to help preserve this beautiful place.
LOPA is the voice of Lake Onota, and our members are dedicated to its preservation and restoration.
Located on the eastern shore of Onota Lake, Burbank Park is open year round. This 153-acre public park offers a fishing pier and free public boat launch, picnic groves with grills, a public swimming beach with lifeguards during July and August, and a walking path along the lake. Burbank Park can be accessed off of Valentine Road. More information about Burbank Park can be found at the City of Pittsfield website or by calling (413) 499-9344
The Live on the Lake concert series is held every Wednesday in July and August at Burbank Park from 6 to 8 pm. Information on the event, including performer lineups, can be found through the WBEC website.
Onota Lake offers a host of water-based recreational opportunities in all seasons. With its unparalleled scenic beauty, this high-quality lake naturally attracts boaters, fisherman, and nature enthusiasts from around the region. We look forward to seeing you on the lake soon. And remember, please use the lake responsibly!
Exclusively for the propose of providing an organization for voluntary charitable, scientific and educational action working toward the preservation of Onota Lake, by providing help, assistance, advice and support to the City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the municipality owning Onota Lake, on matters concerning Onota Lake, and promoting closer cooperation between the City, lake users and lake-front property owners and their associations.