Jess G.

Boston, MA

Joined August 2017

In the woods but very crowded

This campground was in the woods and was well maintained. The campsites definitely felt like they were on top of each other and are pretty small. We picked a medium one and could barely fit 2 tents and 2 cars with a safe distance from the fire. 2 sites were within 15ft of our fire pit. The bathrooms were very clean. The lake was nice too, sandy beaches. For a large portion of our stay it torrentially downpoured. The trees allowed us to canopy a tarp but our fire pit completely flooded and we had to bail it out when the rain finally stopped. If the sites weren't so close together and small I would definitely give this place 5 stars.

Bit of a hassle but worth it

We camped at Lovells Island. Getting to the island was a bit of a hassle. We live in Boston and took all of our gear on the T to the harbor by the aquarium. We then took the ferry (which was in itself lovely and explained much of the harbor on the way) to Georges Island. After that we waited and got on a much smaller island to Lovells. When we got to the island we found that all of the sites had already been taken even though we had booked online months ahead. The ranger showed us two spots that we could camp at but they had no grills. We chose a smaller but more secluded spot. Make sure that you bring enough drinking water and that you are ok with using the composting bathroom or going in the woods. Exploring the island was awesome. We found all kinds of bunkers and a brick house. We ended up making a fire pit on the beach and a flat rock "grill" to make our burgers. Sitting on the beach watching the sun set over Boston was awesome and made everything entirely worth it.


We go to Horseneck for a weekend each year. If you book early enough you can get a site along the beach. Either way you can hear the waves from all of the sites at night and they're all a short walk to the beach. The beach is a bit rocky but the water is blean and sandy. The sites are spacious, yet if you pick one in the midde of the grounds you're pretty much out in the open. Each site comes with a picnic bench and a fire pit with a grate. You can buy bundles of wood at the ranger station for 5$ each so make sure you bring cash. The bathroom facilities are clean and there's a decent dishwashing station. There is a lot to do in the area too. I recommend the MA Audubon park, Buzzards Bay Brewing, and Westport Rivers Vineyard.

Secluded Woodlands

This is a beautiful campground. The park ranger at the front gate was very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are immaculate. The showers take coins but the facilities are some of the best I've seen while camping on State Park grounds. The campsites are accessible by car but nice and secluded. You can hike the path to the mountain trailhead or drive over and park for the day.

Lots of exploring!

We had a lot of fun camping at Wompatuck. Definitely bring bikes to do some exploring. We found a large pond and an underground bunker to venture into. The campsite was had trees around it so you felt secluded and there was plenty of wood to collect for a fire. The bathroom could have used some updates but you are camping.