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Beartown State Forest, MA

Beartown State Forest's twelve campsites offer limited amenities (no showers or flush toilets) but the campground is very popular for campers seeking a smaller scale campground with great opportunities for swimming and hiking. The wooded sites are tucked into a gentle slope ...

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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.

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Off Season Camping - Please contact the park at 413-528-0904 for off season camping opportunities. Very limited composting toilets only, roads plowed to campground, no water, no showers.


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 customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 6-month Maximum Window cannot be changed/canceled until 18 days after the reservation was made.

If you choose to cancel/change your reservation, a $10 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 cancellation fee and the reservation transaction charge. Fees will be deducted from any refunds due or will be added to future reservations. Refunds of $5 or less cannot be processed.

If you are unable to arrive on your scheduled date, you must call the campground. Failure to contact the park by 8 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.

Help this state forest, park or beach by donating to the Conservation Trust.

Learn more about our volunteer host camping program.


To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our campers:
  • Black Bears can be visitors to this campground. Bears are wild and can be dangerous. To protect your family and your property, keep all food, coolers, and cooking supplies and equipment in your vehicle when not in use. Do not keep food or toiletries, which could attract bears in to your tent or pop-up camper. Please do not feed the bears.
  • There is generally 4:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. coverage Fri - Sun during the summer, depending on staffing.
  • Respect the 14-day camping limit. To ensure that many campers enjoy our parks, campers and camping equipment are limited to 14 cumulative days occupancy in any one park between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Violators of the 14-day limit may be asked to leave the park.
  • Don't overcrowd your campsite. Please limit site occupancy to four people or two adults and their dependent children. Please limit site equipment to two tents or one trailer or RV and one tent. Also, please no more than two vehicles per campsite.
  • Check-in time is 1:00 P.M.; Check-out time is 11:00 A.M.
  • Quiet hours are 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
  • Pets are welcome in most campgrounds, but please keep them on a 10' leash at all times, clean up after them, never leave them unattended and prevent them from disturbing others. You must bring proof of rabies vaccination when camping with your pet. Pets are prohibited from designated beach areas, Boston Harbor Islands, Camp Nihan and all yurt and cabin sites.
  • Massachusetts law requires that children age 16 and under wear a helmet when bicycling.
  • Please do not feed wild animals.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Description

Beartown State Forest's twelve campsites offer limited amenities (no showers or flush toilets) but the campground is very popular for campers seeking a smaller scale campground with great opportunities for swimming and hiking. The wooded sites are tucked into a gentle slope leading to 35-acre Benedict Pond. A few sites are right on the pond shoreline. Extensive networks of trails, including the famous Appalachian Trail offer visitors a chance to explore the over 12,000 acre forest.


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.

Recreation:

DCR has instituted a required trail permit for ATV and OHM users at Beartown State Forest. The recreational permit program has facilitated more direct and effective communication between our staff and our ATV and OHM customers and provided valuable information about user demand, the popularity of motorized recreation trails and rider demographic and usage patterns. Trail permits are free of charge and may be reserved up to 60 days in advance via email at: ohv-permits@state.ma.us or by calling (413)358-2172.

Facilities:

Off Season Camping Available! Please contact the park at 413-528-0904 for off season camping opportunities. Very limited composting toilets only, roads plowed to campground, no water, no showers. First come first serve.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 23 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Walk In Mon Oct 13 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Bicycling (Mountain)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating (Non-Motorized)
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Leashed Pet Allowed
  • Off Road Vehicles
  • Picnicking
  • Public Telephones
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic Viewing Area
  • Skiing (Cross Country)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Trailer
  • Universal Access
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Getting There
Beartown State Forest is located in the southern Berkshires in western Massachusetts.
From East or West/MassPike (I-90): Take Exit 2 in Lee. Follow MA Rte. 102 west for 4.7 miles to Stockbridge. Turn left and follow U.S. Rte. 7 south for 6.1 miles to Great Barrington. Turn left and follow MA Rte. 23 east for 5.3 miles to Monterey. Turn left onto Blue Hill Road then follow the brown lead-in signs; 0.5 miles to park headquarters on left, or 2.2 miles to park entrance on right (Benedict Pond Rd.).
From North or South/ Rte. 7: From US Rte. 7 in Great Barrington, take MA Rte. 23 east for 5.3 miles to Monterey. Turn left onto Blue Hill Road then follow the brown lead-in signs; 0.5 miles to park headquarters on left, or 2.2 miles to park entrance on right (Benedict Pond Rd.).
Campground Address:
69 Blue Hill Road - P.O. Box 97 (intersection of Blue Hill Rd and Brett Rd)
Monterey, MA
01245

Campground Phone Number:
413-528-0904
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Beartown State Forest
69 Blue Hill Road PO Box 97
MONTEREY  MA  01245

Phone Number:

Information:  (413)528-0904
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