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Located just 20 miles north of Boston and with over 3,000 acres of hardwood, hemlock and white pine forest, this 91-site campground is a treasure! Recreational opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, hunting, horseback riding and picnicking.

Natural Features
The forest consists of rolling hills, low lying swampy areas, rock outcrops and several ponds. The landform was created by glacial movement, and evidence of glaciers exists today in the form of glacial erratic. The area was inhabited by Pentacook Indians until it was settled by English farmers around 1650. By the mid-nineteenth century agriculture was abandoned, and a new forest grew up. Evidence of an 18th century sawmill and homesteads can still be found.
Recreational opportunities abound for the outdoor enthusiast! Be sure to bring your fishing pole, mountain bike and comfortable shoes for exploring more than 35 miles of logging roads and trails that offer quiet seclusion to off-road hikers and bikers. Non-motorized boating is allowed on any of the 11 ponds. No horse, boat or bike rentals are available at the facility, but some field equipment may be available to borrow at the contact station.

Hunting is permitted at Loraine Campground at Harold Parker State Forest, for more information please click here.
The campground has 91 campsites that are spread out sufficiently to provide a real "forest" camping experience. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring and a pedestal grill. A water spigot is located on each campsite and a dumping station is available. We are pleased to inform you that we now have eleven campsites with 20/30/50 AMP hookups! The comfort stations have showers and flush toilets. Comfort station 3 and 4 are accessible.
Dumping station is available for campers only.
Address to the campground is: 133 Jenkins Road Andover MA. 01810
Nearby Attractions
While in the area, be sure to visit other DCR properties: Bradley Palmer State Park, Boxford State Park, Cleveland Farm State Park, Willowdale State Park. For more information click here

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


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

No Visitors, Registered Campers Only.

Campsite Fees at Loraine Campground at Harold Parker State Forest $17 for MA resident / $54 for non-resident / PLUS $6 for sites with electricity. 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.

Loraine Campground at Harold Parker State Forest camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Loraine Campground at Harold Parker State Forest campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Loraine Campground at Harold Parker State Forest or day pass availability.