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

July 9–12 and September 10–13

Otter River State Forest in Baldwinville    Shawme-Crowell State Forest in Sandwich

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

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. 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. Fees range from $6.00–$26.00 per night. Reservations are available by calling Reserve America at 877-422-6762 or visiting www.reserveamerica.com.