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Camping in Massachusetts

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About Massachusetts Camping

New England is known for small, quaint towns tucked into lush foliage and rolling hills of small, quaint states. There are large and energetic cities that defy this image, but for those of us that live to explore the rugged, rural beauty, camping in Massachusetts has long been a hotspot for adventure seekers and laid-back vacationers alike.

For beach lovers, pitching a tent amongst the white sand dunes of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod is truly an experience of a lifetime. The shrubby black oak, stunted pitch pine, and delicate dune rose of this region offer the perfect backdrop to the roughly 400 miles of pristine shoreline. Bike along the Cape Cod Rail Trail for 22 miles of easy riding, as it weaves in and out of six Cape Cod towns along the Atlantic.

A few hours north, Boston awaits with its iconic history and big city vibes. For a fresh way to see Boston, head downtown and kayak along the Charles River, an 80 mile waterway that meanders in and out of Boston’s neighborhoods and riverside parks. After exploring Boston and the Charles River, hop on a shuttle ferry to the Boston Harbor Islands, where you can set up your tent and watch as the city skyline lights up the night sky above your campsite.

Craving a woodland camping adventure? Head inland to Western Massachusetts, where the Berkshires welcome you with rich, dense forests, exhilarating waterfalls, and a number of fantastic hikes along the Appalachian Trail. For this area, camping in Massachusetts’ State Parks is your best bet. Hike to the highest point in Massachusetts, Mount Greylock, where you’ll be rewarded with outstanding views of four other New England states. There is a campground on the mountain, but you’ll have to carry in your gear.

For further inspiration on camping in Massachusetts, as well as campground ratings and more, The Dyrt has all the information you’ll need to start planning your next adventure.

Recent Reviews In Massachusetts

705 Reviews of 179 Massachusetts Campgrounds

Douglas L.
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Great spot, very clean

Came out for the last weekend of the year. Super friendly staff, clean bathrooms, nice sites and a beautiful pond.

Site88
Month of VisitNovember
J
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Family Camping

This is the perfect family campground with lots of activities for the whole family during the

on season. Your whole family will be entertained Be prepared for a busy campground.

Site197
Month of VisitSeptember
Sue C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2021

Great park

We loved this park. Big sites with lots of tree cover. Many hiking opportunities and biking trails. Also enjoyed a couple close breweries!

  • hiking trail
  • cool biking area
Sitek12
Month of VisitNovember
P
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Poor

They need to keep there firewood covered. The wood is wet and hard to burn. Sites are small and the seasonals should have rules about keeping them clean.

Site95 small unlevel
Month of VisitNovember
M
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Amazing weekend near the dunes

Excellent campsite, nice walk to the beach. Short drive to the dunes! Had an amazing weekend with friends and our dogs

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Site94
Month of VisitNovember
Mike H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Friendly staff

Sites dispersed, one lane gravel road, 50 amp and 30 amp power available, large number of full time campers.

Site9
Month of VisitNovember
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2021

Quiet, wooded, SPACIOUS sites

We stayed here October 6-9 2021 as our third trip to this campground.

Site #44 is HUGELY HUGE. Seriously, you could put down three tents and a couple of campers and not feel crowded.

It's got three fire opportunities:

- Normal fire ring with adjustable grate for cooking.

- "Box on…

  • Heating an apple pie bought from a local baker.
  • Site 44 is HUGE
  • Site 43 is smaller and closer to the road
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Site44
Month of VisitNovember
Jason A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2021

Fall foliage trip

We went to this campground during fall foliage time. Very peaceful and very great staff. They had hayless rides and fire truck rides. This time they had a haunted house walk through.

  • Fire!
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SiteG23
Month of VisitNovember
Sean M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2021

Wouldn’t stay here again

We have stayed at several campgrounds and this one just packs them in way too tight. There are tons of adults and children all over the place, dogs off leashes, many extra vehicles, children late in the night shining flashlights all over the place. Just entirely too crowded to enjoy camping. We…

Month of VisitNovember
L
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2021

Nice for our one night stay

We stayed here for one night en route to Cape Cod. Although we had requested a specific site on the KOA website, the gentleman in the front office had arranged for us to park in an easily accessible pull-through site, right at the entrance. We really didn't want that particular site, and although…

  • Took a little work to get in here but WOW!
  • Great site!
  • #128 on the hill
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Site128
Month of VisitOctober
Scott B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2021

Scenic but amenities are not great

Extremely low voltage issue at site. In morning awoke to alarms inside, checked surge protector and showed only 99 volts at that time. It never got higher than 110 volts. Told the people and was told only units with surge protectors have issues, which is an unacceptable answer. Low voltage is low…

SiteA033
Month of VisitNovember
Mike H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2021

Ok place not great

Wooded sites clean bathhouse, good location. Negative part of the camp has a dirt road. When it rained large mud-puddles to drive through.

Site196e
Month of VisitNovember
Luke M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

Great Campground

The spots are a bit tight but I live the mature trees and the fire pits. The fire pits are surrounded by rocks with a large rock backing one side. It gives the feel of extra warmth coming from the space.

It was a bit muddy on our arrival and because of the nature trees the sites still haven’t…

Site60
Month of VisitNovember
Joel R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

Lots of noise and rude staff

We stayed at Boston Minuteman Campground for 2 nights on our way home from Acadia NP. It was fine for a stopover. This is a pretty big campground, with lots of trees and shade. It was a little muddy when we were there. The roads are gravel, and there are hills and some tight turns, but the sites…

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Site72
Month of VisitNovember
L
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Great place!

We just went for one night; our first time there. We are used to ocean camping (spoiled) and have been looking for inland camping on a lake. Sites can be close but nice variety to choose from. We went fall camping and it was fantastic cooking on the open fire.

Site19
Month of VisitNovember

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