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About Harold Parker State Forest
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Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
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Harold Parker State Forest is located in Massachusetts
42.611 N
-71.091 W
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7 Reviews of Harold Parker State Forest
Some very large private sites, some great family sites.

Large sites. Clean bathroom. Good for families or couples.

Nice Retreat in an Area You Wouldn't Expect

The Good: Spacious campsites, some are very private and some are more suitable for a group to combine a couple together, bathrooms are cleaned a couple times a day, trails in the area are great, swimming area, close to grocery shopping if you forgot something, DOG FRIENDLY

The Not-so-good: It is about $10/night more expensive for out of staters, wood has to be purchased at the campground, the fire pits are fire boxes and can be less fun than a pit - hard to sit around because you can only see the flame out one side of box, the bathrooms get busy and sometimes run out of toilet paper on busy weekends, there has been some illegal activity there (last time I was there, about a dozen police cars rolled in), quiet hours are not enforced well sometimes.

Family campground, some large site some private sites

Some waterfront sites, very near town and north shore activities. Very helpful rangers.


I actually camped here, while looking for apartments during my move to boston. It's about 45 min out of the city. Not too crowded, bathrooms and picnic tables. Trails around and several ponds. Totally would recommend, for a little getaway out of the city.

Nice, but too close to civilization.

The campsite was nice and orettt spacious.

Right on the water of a small pond which was really nice.

Just outside the city of Boston.

They have full flush toilets and showers available.

Dog friendly!

My only problem was how close it was to a Main Street - we could hear the cars during the busy times of the day.

Spacious and beautiful

The site are huge with space in between. They keep the bathrooms very clean. There are lots of trails and ponds

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Spacious, Quiet, Clean and Conveniently Located

Five friends and I decided to compete in Questival, which came to Boston for May 11-12, 2018. There aren't many campgrounds open in Massachusetts this early in the season, but Harold Parker State Forest was! I snagged a group campsite since we'd have four tents. We had to set up after dark, so we wound up congregating in one corner of the group site. When we woke up we could see just how HUGE the group site was! We had 4 two-person tents; you could easily fit 3x that number of tents. PLENTY of flat ground to set up on, and we were far enough back from the road that we never heard or saw other campers arriving, even though we know most other Questival competitors stayed at this campground. It was about a 5 minute walk to the bathrooms and showers, and potable water was available right on the site. Even though it was early in the season and not very leafy, we could only occasionally see our neighbors' headlamps. There were 4 or 5 fire pits, 5 large picnic tables, and 3 driveways that could fit two cars each. Great value for the cost! We were pleased with the privacy, space, cleanliness, and amenities.