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Willard Brook State Forest

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Location

Willard Brook State Forest is located in Massachusetts

Detail location of campground

Directions

From the Northeast: Take Rte. 495 to Littleton; take the Rte. 119 Exit. Follow Rte. 119 West approximately 21 miles through West Townsend to the campground on the left. From the West: Follow Rte. 2 East to Rte. 31 North in Fitchburg. Follow Rte. 31 North through Fitchburg to the Town of Ashby and the intersection with Rte. 119 East. Follow Rte. 119 East approximately 0.5 miles to the campground entrance on the right From the East: Rte. 2 West to Fitchburg and Rte. 13 North. Follow Rte. 13 North to Rte. 119 West in West Townsend. Turn left onto Rte. 119. Follow Rte. 119 approximately 4 miles to the park entrance on the left.

Address

260 Hosmer Road
Ashby, MA 01431

Coordinates

42.66000004 N
71.79000075 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Yurts

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

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4 Reviews

J
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2022

More than quiet but no showers

A nice and quiet Campground- we were there alone…. But no showers and the men’s restroom was a complete mess!!!! Disgusting 🤮 For 40 US-Dollar far too expensive. I would call this not a Campground but more free camping in the woods.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Willard Brook State Forest by John , June 13, 2022
  • Review photo of Willard Brook State Forest by John , June 13, 2022
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Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2020

Small forest campground best suited for tents and small trailers

This small state forest campground in north/central Massachusetts is just up the hill from Damon Pond. I suggest downloading maps before you head out because cell service is iffy in the area.  

Sites are largely level, around a small, bisected loop with towering pines. Most of the sites are best suited to tents and small trailers (think teardrops and pop-ups), but a couple of sites can accommodate slightly larger units. They are level and there's not a lot of brush between sites, so not much privacy either. I liked site 3 for a bit more privacy ; it's also one of the 3 sites designated for an RV. Site 11 is larger and can accommodate a larger unit.

There is a large yurt suitable for 10 people. The yurt does offer electricity, but there are no hookups nor a dump station at the campground. There are flush toilets, but no showers. The small bathroom was under renovation autumn 2020. There is a dishwashing sink. 

There are hiking trails in the area and, of course, swimming at the small pond. A nearby roadside waterfall offers another picnic area opportunity. For a longer hike, you can hike to and from Pearl Lake State Park. Fishing, mountain biking, and geocaching are other activities available. There's a parking lot closer to the beach or it's an easy walk from the campground.

If you are from out of state, check fees carefully. In 2020 MA increased fees significantly in light of the pandemic. Prices are steep for what you get if you are out of state.

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Willard Brook State Forest by Jean C., December 18, 2020
  • Review photo of Willard Brook State Forest by Jean C., December 18, 2020
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Susanne V.
Reviewed May. 25, 2018

Cozy, quiet, and comfortable

We stayed when there weren't very many other campers. Site 3 is a great site. Large and seperated enough from others. the water didn't taste too good. the bathrooms were clean. we stayed from thursday thru tuesday and the police drove through at least once a day that i noticed. not that they needed to. we are going back in aug and renting the yurt that they have there and bringing the whole family. its located not too far from the NH line and not too far from fitchburg

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Month of VisitJune
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Reviewed May. 16, 2018

Hidden Gem

This campground is small - but its conveniently located near a larger city if you decide you want to venture back to civilization. The trails in the park are nice and well maintained. The larger pond has a nice beach and picnic area. Hang out by the stream with a little bridge and be lullaby-ed by the whooshing waters.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Willard Brook State Forest?

Camping at Willard Brook State Forest can cost between $14.00 and $23.00 depending on the site.

What is the max vehicle length at Willard Brook State Forest?

Willard Brook State Forest allows vehicles up to 35 feet.

Are fires allowed at Willard Brook State Forest?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Willard Brook State Forest, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Willard Brook State Forest have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Willard Brook State Forest does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Willard Brook State Forest?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is good.