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The Mount Greylock Campground is a primitive backpacking experience; it is accessible by hiking only. 15 tent sites (4 person maximum), 7 group sites (12 person maximum). One-night minimum stay. Reservations are required from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend (May-October), a camping fee applies. Limited services available: solar-powered composting toilets; filter/treat all drinking water from available source, Roaring Brook. Overnight parking is available at the designated campground parking lot on Rockwell Road
(late-May through Nov. 1) and at Haley Farm/Hopper Road trailhead
Visit directions or park trail map for access point locations.
Suggested campground approach routes:
- Easiest (a moderate hike with backpack), from designated campground parking area on Rockwell Road via the Campground Trail, a gradual 1.3 mile hike. Elevation gain/loss 100 ft.
- More challenging, from the Haley Farm/Hopper Road trailhead in Williamstown via the Hopper Trail, a 2.4 mile uphill hike. Elevation gain 1,275 ft.
For nearby car camping please visit Clarksburg
State Park, Savoy
Mountain State Forest, Mohawk
Trail State Forest or Pittsfield
Off-season camping at the Mount Greylock Campground is
available on a first-come, first-serve basis; no fee required, donations accepted, registration with park staff is recommended: 413-499-4262.
Backpacker Shelters: Five lean-to shelters; Deer Hill, Wilbur’s Clearing, Bellows Pipe, Peck’s Brook and Mark Noepel are available year round, first-come, first-served, no fee required. Limit up to 12 people at each shelter site. Tenting is permitted in the immediate vicinity of shelter or on designated wooden tent platforms. For safety it is recommended that backpackers call the Visitors Center
413-499-4262 to notify park staff with a contact name, telephone number (cell phone if available), names of additional hikers, planned camping locations and dates, overnight parking site and vehicle description with state and license plate number.
No Trace outdoor ethics are strongly encouraged.
Tenting is allowed in the immediate area of shelter or on designated
wooden platforms. Fires are allowed only at the pit in front
of the shelter. Overnight parking is restricted; please contact
the park for updates.
Be Bear Aware: Don't forget you are in
Black Bear country. Never physically confront, feed, torment
or throw anything at bears. Take appropriate precautions
with food so as not to attract bears.
Bascom Lodge on the summit offers “more civilized yet rustic” overnight accommodations and meals from late-May through mid/late-October. The lodge accommodates up to 34 guests in four private rooms, four family rooms, and two bunkrooms accommodating about nine guests each. Bathrooms are shared and individual shower units with adjacent changing area offer privacy. For further information or reservations call 413-743-1591, or click here.
This historic lodge, built between 1932-38, is a fine example of the recreational structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It features stone fireplaces, high ceilings, wooden beams, and a windowed porch. Whether traveling in a group or solo, by car, bike or foot, Bascom Lodge is an ideal atmosphere for dining, relaxing after a hike, or just enjoying mountain hospitality…and not to mention, one of the finest views in the Berkshires.
Evening campfire at Mount Greylock
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