Campground
Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2020

Back sites are best

This campground operated by the Trustees offers centralized bathrooms and walk-in sites. There are 10 sites located on either side of the Noanet trail leaving from the parking area near Chickering Pond. The last five are off a spur trail a little farther from the parking lot. If you are looking for proximity to bathrooms and the pond, you can't beat site #1. It's one of the larger sites just off the trail, but it's also visible to people walking over from the parking lot to the pond. Wagons are available to help you transport your supplies to your campsite. This fall (2020) they offered weekend camping opportunities; website says they'll be open 2021 for camping and to check back next year for details.

Sites 11-15 may be a slightly longer walk, but they are larger and more level. REI has made a donation toward campsite improvements. Some of the other sites are small, uneven, with roots and limited space for pitching a tent at a decent distance from the firepit. Site 5 & 6 share an entrance and may be nice if you are camping with friends. 

The sites do come with picnic tables and most of the campsites offer grates with the firepit. The camp store offers water for sale if you forgot some. There is also running water at the visitor's center with a dishwashing sink, bathrooms and showers.

There's plenty to keep you busy for a weekend, whether it's wandering the trails, paddling a canoe or kayak (you'll need to rent, you can't bring your own), fishing (catch and release), birdwatching, or searching for a geocache. There's a volleyball pit near the picnic pavilion. Up a short hill behind the visitor's center is a playground for kids that includes a small climbing wall and net. As long as it's dry, there are some mountain biking trails.

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  • Cedar Hill view in autumn
  • Chickering Pond offers catch and release fishing, kayaking and canoeing (rentals by the hour). No swimming or wading permitted.
  • Chickering Pond
  • Cedar Hill
  • Canoes and Kayaks for rent
  • Dishwashing sink, bathrooms, showers
  • Entrance to a play area for kids
  • Outdoor shower
  • Shower area
  • Visitor's Center
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Volleyball
  • Picnic spot along Chickering Pond
  • Chickering Pond
  • Noanet Trail leaves  from the left side of this.
  • Site 1 Rocky Woods
  • Entrance to Site 2 Rocky Woods. Each site has a short entry trail
  • Site 2 Rocky Woods
  • Site 2 Rocky Woods has a weird layout...the firepit is tucked away on the side
  • Site 3 Rocky Woods
  • Site 3 Rocky Woods
  • Site 5 Rocky Woods
  • Site 6 Rocky Woods
  • Site 6 Rocky Woods
  • Another view of Site 6 Rocky Woods
  • Another view of Site 5 Rocky Woods, there's a spot deeper in the woods for pitching the tent
  • Site 5 Rocky Woods
  • Site 4 entrance Rocky Woods
  • Site 4 Rocky Woods
  • Site 7 Rocky Woods
  • Site 7 Rocky Woods
  • Site 8 Rocky Woods
  • Site 8 Rocky Woods
  • Site 9 Rocky Woods
  • Site 9 Rocky Woods
  • Site 10 entrance Rocky Woods
  • Site 10 Rocky Woods
  • Site 10 Rocky Woods
  • Spur trail leading to sites 11-15
  • REI donation and volunteers at work. Also, a lot of landscape restoration throughout the reservation, not just here.
  • Site 11 Rocky Woods
  • Site 12 Rocky Woods
  • Site 12 Rocky Woods
  • Site 13 Rocky Woods
  • Site 14 Rocky Woods
  • Site 13 Rocky Woods
  • Site 15 Rocky Woods
  • This was a random firepit closer to the main trail, near the trail heading back to Site 2

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