Services & Amenities:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (413)358-2172.
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.
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.
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.