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Tolland State Forest, MA

Photo: Tolland State Forest


Otis Reservoir, the 1,065 acre centerpiece of this state forest, provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities including boating, fishing and swimming. In season, the Forest is a popular camping destination offering the unique opportunity to camp on a scenic lake peninsula. There is also a wooded lakeside picnic area with a sandy beach and a public boat launch. The Forest also provides several multi-use trails open year-round. In season, there is hunting for all types of game including turkey, bear and deer.

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
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Bicycling (Mountain)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating (Motorized)
  • Boating (Non-Motorized)
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Comfort Stations
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Leashed Pet Allowed
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Public Telephones
  • R.V. Dumping
  • Swimming
  • Trailer
Alerts and Important Information

Beginning of July campers: Each year Tolland hosts a fireworks display the week after July 4th. Please check with park staff for this year's schedule. The beach, swimming and picnic areas will close at noon for the entire day of the fireworks display.

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:

Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 3 (Westfield). Follow Rte. 10-202 South to Rte. 20. Proceed west on Rte. 20 for about 6 miles. Turn left onto Rte. 23 West. Follow Rte. 23 West through Blandford into Otis. About 1 mile past the Otis townline, turn left onto West Shore Road, then left onto Tolland Road. Follow signs.

From North or South:

Rte. 8 to Otis. Take Reservoir Road to Tolland Road. Follow signs.

Campground Address:
P.O. Box 342, 410 Tolland Road
East Otis, MA

Campground Phone Number:

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Tolland State Forest
PO Box 342, 410 Tolland Rd.

Phone Number:

Information: (413)269-6002