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Located in North Central Massachusetts, the campground offers 151 wooded campsites and one groupsite, many on the shores of beautiful Lake Dennison. Enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing and non gas powered boating, plus 50 miles of mountain bike trails in the adjacent Birch Hill Wildlife Management Area.
Natural Features
Lake Dennison offers wonderful wooded camping on the shores of an 85 acre lake. Lake Dennison is a section of the Army Corps of Engineers Birch Hill Flood Control Project. The DCR, via Otter River State Forest staff, manages 4,221 acres of Army Corps land for recreational use.
Lake Dennison offers swimming, fishing and a boat ramp for canoes and other non-gas powered boats. The park also offers access to 50 miles of mountain biking trails in the adjacent Birch Hill Wildlife.
Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and a grill. There are no water or electric hookups. Restrooms have flush toilets and showers. Additionally, there is a dumping station located on site.
Check-in time is 1:00PM - 9:00PM and check out time in 11:00AM. If you wish to extend your stay, you must re-register by 8:00PM the night prior to your scheduled departure..
Nearby Attractions
While in the area, be sure to visit other nearby DCR properties: Otter River State Forest, Hubbardston State Forest, Templeton State Forest, Watatic Mountain Wildlife Site, and Willard Brook State Forest. For more information please visit: MassParks Central Region

Please read the important information below, prior to making a reservation.


Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts state parks and campgrounds.

Campsite Fees at Lake Dennison Recreation Area $17 for MA resident / $54 for non-resident. THERE IS A $4.50 NON-REFUNDABLE TRANSACTION CHARGE FOR EACH RESERVATION MADE.

Massachusetts prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of any DCR campground. Firewood must be purchased at the campground. Transportation of firewood or other wood products, may result in eviction. PLEASE NOTE THAT FIREWOOD SALES ARE BY CREDIT CARD ONLY. EFFECTIVE 2021, THE COST IS $7 PER BUNDLE.

Check-in time is 1:00 to 9:00 pm; check out by 11:00 am. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. The use of generators is not permitted during quiet hours except for the purpose of operating a medical device.

Reservation and Occupancy:

Campers and/or 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 have their reservation cancelled and be asked to leave the park.

Reservations must be in the name of the primary occupant, who is at least 18 years of age. A photo ID is required at check- in and must match the name on the reservation. Campsite occupancy is limited to four adults, or two adults and the children in their care. Campsites are limited to two tents, or one tent and one trailer or RV, and two vehicles maximum (including tow trailers) per site.

Reservations with departure dates outside the 4-month maximum window cannot be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made. Cancellations and changes will incur a $10 fee. Day of arrival cancellations require a phone call to the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping fee, plus the $10 cancellation fee. Reserved campsites will be held until 8:00 am on the day after your scheduled arrival date. If we are not contacted, your reservation will be no-showed resulting in no refund.

Camping with Pets:

Pets are permitted at most campgrounds and there is a limit of four pets per campsite. A current rabies certificate must be presented at check-in. Pets must be leashed at all times and cannot be left unattended. Pets are not permitted in state buildings or when camping in a yurt or cabin.

Lake Dennison Recreation Area camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Lake Dennison Recreation Area campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Lake Dennison Recreation Area or day pass availability.