DCR’s Universal Access Program offers accessible yurt camping in 2016 for campers with disabilities!

July 14–17 and September 8–11 

Wells State Park in Sturbridge   Shawme-Crowell State Forest in Sandwich

September 8–11

Nickerson State Park in Brewster

To reserve one of the Universal Access Program's yurts or for more information about camping with the Universal Access Program, call Rachael at 413-545-5745 or email rachael.lee@state.ma.us

Yurts offer an accessible camping experience for campers of all abilities and are a comfortable way to enjoy natural surroundings without “roughing it.”


A yurt is a circular, domed structure that is supported by a wooden frame and covered in heavy, durable canvas. It has a spacious interior with a skylight, screened windows, and locking doors. DCR yurts are furnished with beds, a table and chairs, and electricity.

These yurts can accommodate either 4 or 6 people, so bring your family and friends! The smaller yurts cost $45 per night for MA residents and $50 for non-MA residents. Larger yurts cost $55 per night for MA residents and $60 for non-MA residents.


Cabins are available for rent year round. Yurts are available during the main recreation season. Please visit our Fees page for information regarding day-use and camping fees. Accessible cabins are available at:


Yurts are available for rent during the main recreation season.


Tent camping has been made more accessible to wheelchair users with designated hard-packed level sites featuring pedestal grills and accessible picnic tables at the following sites. Reservations are available by calling Reserve America at 877-422-6762 or visiting www.reserveamerica.com.