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Camp Nihan Environmental Education Camp, MA
Camp Nihan Education Camp is an ideal facility for group camping, hiking and exploring the nearby historic sites of Saugus and Boston. The facility encompasses sixty five acres of woodland forest, marsh, and a spring fed pond. The Saugus River flows through the camp property providing ideal habitats for animals such as heron and mallards. A variety of mammals reside in and around the area, including fox, deer and river otter. Campers also can hike to nearby Breakhart Reservation for swimming, hiking, and Visitor Center services.
Cabins have bunkbeds and tables, and accommodate 10-12 campers. Linens and eating utensils are not provided. No additional tents on cabin sites. Cabins have a refrigerator and are heated by pellet stove.
IMPORTANT: MA State Parks prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities. Arriving customers must get their firewood at the campground. Firewood is available for $5.00 per bundle. Pricing may vary at campgrounds with camp stores. Transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities may result in eviction, or substantial fine, or both.
Supplement your stay with the use of Sprague Lodge, a beautiful and spacious indoor meeting space. The lodge is available for your indor activities and meals, but is not a sleeping facility. Sprague Lodge will acommodate approximately 50-75 people, offers electricity and flush toilets, use of the kitchen as well as our tables and chairs. Rental of the lodge requires prior permission via a Special Use Permit and additional fees. For more information and to apply for use of the lodge, please go to our website and complete a request for a Special Use Permit. There is a non-refundable fee for application and other fees may apply depending upon your request for use. http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/permits-rentals/special-use-permits.html.
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Alerts and Important Information
IMPORTANT: The United States Centers for Disease Control, DCR's MassParks and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health encourage everyone to be safe outdoors. Diseases associated with ticks and mosquitoes are growing threats in Massachusetts. When outdoors, please take necessary precautions as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts State Parks and Campgrounds.
The reservation must be in the name of the primary occupant.
To insure fairness for all MA customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 6-month Maximum Window cannot be changed or canceled until 18 days after the reservation was made.
If you choose to cancel or change your reservation, a $10.00 fee will be charged. The reservation transaction charge is non-refundable.
Cancellations made on the day of arrival must be made by contacting the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping use fee plus the $10.00 cancellation fee. Fees will be deducted from any refunds due or will be added to future reservations. Refunds of $5.00 or less cannot be processed. If you leave early, please check-out at the contact station.
If you are unable to arrive on your scheduled arrival date, you must call the campground. Failure to contact the park by 8:00 A.M. the morning following your scheduled arrival date may result in your campsite being reassigned to another camper and forfeiture of all fees paid.
Use of this facility is for camping, hiking and exploring the outdoors by registered campers only. If you would like to invite guests for special ceremonies or activities at some time during your stay, prior arrangements must be made with the facility supervisor. Very limited parking is available. Please call 781-231-1203 for additional information.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our campers:
From Route 1 in Saugus, take Route 129 West, Walnut Street toward city of Wakefield. The entrance to the Camp will be on your left 2/10ths of a mile after the first traffic light. Look for a small green sign. Continue on the gravel road and park in the first parking lot or as instructed by DCR staff. Please drive slowly.
From Route 129 take Route 1 South, Boston Exit and then follow the directions for Route 1 above.Campground Address:
131 Walnut Street
Saugus, MA 01906
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Mailing Address:Camp Nihan Environmental Education Camp
131 Walnut Street
Saugus MA 01906
Phone Number:Information: (781)231-1203