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October Mountain State Forest, MA

Photo: October Mountain State Forest
 

Description

At 16,600 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts. The forest offers visitors a place to camp, hike and enjoy the outdoors while they visit Tanglewood and the many other cultural and scenic attractions of the central Berkshires. Forty-seven campsites on a three tiered layout.

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.

DCR has instituted a required trail permit for ATV and OHM users at October Mtn. 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: Pittsfield.ATV-permits@state.ma.us or by calling (413)358-2172.

Facilities:

  • Yurts are canvas sided, cabin-like structures that can accommodate 4 to 6 people. Yurts are not heated and are rented during the main season only. A two-night minimum reservation is required throughout the camping season.
  • Yurts offer bunk beds, chairs and tables and access to water and electricity. Linens and eating utensils are not provided.
  • Pets are not permitted in the yurts or on the yurt sites.
  • All yurts are wheelchair accessible.
  • Services & Amenities:

    Within Facility
    • Accessible Restrooms
    • Bicycling (Mountain)
    • Canoeing
    • Comfort Station
    • Dump Station
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Leashed Pet Allowed
    • Off Road Vehicles
    • Public Telephones
    • Sightseeing
    • Snowmobiling
    • Water Drinking
    • Yurts
    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 EEE Info

    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:

    From the East or West/Mass Pike (I-90): Take Exit 2 in Lee. Follow U.S. Rte. 20 West 1.1 miles through downtown Lee to Center Street. Turn right onto Center St. and follow (becomes Columbia St.) for 1 mile to Bradley Street. Turn right onto Bradley St. (becomes Woodland Rd.) and follow brown lead-in signs 1 mile to campground entrance.

  • From North or South/Rte 7: (In Lenox Rte. 7 merged with U.S. Rte.20). At Walker Street stoplight turn left from north, or right from south and continue into Lenoxdale for 1 mile. Turn right onto Mill Street, cross bridge and continue for 0.5 mile to Bradley Street. Turn left onto Bradley St. (becomes Woodland Rd.) and follow brown lead-in signs 1 mile to campground entrance.

    Campground Address:
    317 Woodland Road
    Lee, MA
    01238

    Campground Phone Number:
    413-243-1778

  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    October Mountain State Forest
    317 Woodland Road
    LEE MA 01238

    Phone Number:

    Information: (413)243-1778