Heidi R.
Milton, MA
Joined May 2018
Awesome backpacking with amenities!

The hike in was a fairly easy 1.3 to the csmpground. The sites were huge and spread out. Although we could kind of see our neighbors if we tried, we were far enough away that we weren't looking at them all weekend. SO PEACEFUL! Uou will hear the bard owls call at night and not much else. Sites 11, 8, and 9 are pretty set back and private.

Amenities include:

  1. The rangers deliver wood to your site
  2. The bear lockers are roomy and clean and could double as storage to keep items out of the rain (highly recommend reviewing being "bear aware" as we had a sighting in our neighboring site and not all other campers are bear smart and left food/trash out even though rangers gave reminders).
  3. The composting toilets were so spacious and clean you could sleep on the floor in an emergency!
  4. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table.

There are plenty of options for hiking including two nearby falls, a section of the AT, and of course the summit. The summit lodge offers breakfast & lunch. Although abut pricey, the large fire place, friendly hiker conversations, and a warm cup of coffee brightened our rainy day. They also do dinner by reservation. The summit is accessible by hiking or car. They have educational and entertainment programs scheduled throughout the weekend.


We camped over Labor Day and found the staff to be awesome. There is plenty to do in the area and the rangers and staff are more than happy to make recommendations.

Great swimming/ beach area.

The loons and owls call at night - so peaceful!

The park is very clean and every one is friendly. The bathrooms are clean and comfortable. Some sites are spaced out enough and are more private. Expect deer to visit!

Curlew Pond

Great family friendly park. Quiet at night. Swimming, canoeing, kayaking- the pond is awesome!

Sit's are somewhat close, but some of the pond view sites are a little more private.

Clean upgraded bathrooms.

Rangers patrol often, which keeps the place clean and friendly but can be tough if you have a day visitor who wants to park.

Family friendly. Close to your neighbors, even for "car camping."

This is a family friendly campground with plenty of paths for walking and biking.

The sites are very close together.