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Erving State Forest, MA

Photo: Erving State Forest


Beautiful Erving State Forest is situated on the scenic Mohawk Trail. The woodlands are interlaced by 8 miles of forest roads and numerous trails that lead to points of scenic interest. The forest offers wonderful park amenities including swimming and boating in crystal-clear Laurel Lake and extensive hiking trails. Camp in mid-June and enjoy the abundant Mountain Laurels in bloom.

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.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Campfire Wood
  • Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Dumpster
  • Leashed Pet Allowed
  • Skiing (Cross Country)
  • Snowmobiling
Within 10 Miles
  • Bicycling (Mountain)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating (Motorized)
  • Boating (Non-Motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Concession Stands
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Picnicking
  • Public Telephones
  • Scenic Viewing Area
  • Swimming
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.

CDC Outdoor Safety


CDC Tick

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.

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:
  • 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 one family (parents and children 17 or under). 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. Also, 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. The MA DCR encourages all cyclists to wear a helmet and to cycle safely.
  • Please do not feed wild animals.

Getting There:

Erving State Forest (Headquarters)
1 Laurel Lake Road (best for GPS)
Erving MA 01344

From North:

Rte. 91 South to exit 27 (Rte. 2 East). Take Rte. 2 East to Erving Center, turn left at the fire station on to Church St. Travel 0.9 mi (road will change to North Street) and turn right on Swamp Rd. The contact station will be 1.5 miles on the right. Erving State Forest signs are located on Rte. 2 (Erving Center), and at junction of North St. and Swamp Rd.

From South:

Rte. 91 North to exit 27 (Rte. 2 East). Follow directions from the North.

From West:

Rte. 2 East to Erving Center. Follow directions from North

From East:

Rte. 2 West to Erving, left on Rte. 2A (East Main St.). Travel 0.7 mi and turn left on Moss Brook Rd. Travel 1.9 miles and bear left on Quarry Rd. The Park entrance is on the left. Travel 0.06 mi to the contact station on the left.

Erving State Forest signs are on Rte. 2, Rte. 2A, Moss Brook Rd. and Quarry Rd.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Erving State Forest
200 East Main Street
Erving MA 01344

Phone Number:

Information: (978)544-7745