Open Close Dates 2013

2013 campground opening and closing dates for DCR campgrounds reflect a similar schedule as 2012.  For a complete list of open close dates, please see Campground Open Close Dates 2015  pdf format of Campground Open Close Dates 2015
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Campgrounds Closed in 2013

The following campgrounds are closed for camping for the 2013 season:

  • Massasoit State Park
  • Chester-Blandford State Forest
  • Windsor State Forest

Car-Free Camping

Mohawk Trail State Forest now offers a car-free camping experience. The Great Pines car-free camping area is nestled in a section of the campground where Eastern White Pine trees have been recorded at 150 feet tall and up to 200 years old!  To provide a car-free camping experience while protecting this unique resource, vehicles will be prohibited from this area.  A parking area is provided with a short walk to the campsites.

Additionally, Mohawk Trail State Forest now has three small group campsites in addition to the large group site.  The small group campsites provide an opportunity for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 15 people to share the same space while visiting beautiful Mohawk Trail State Forest.  The fee for the group sites is $25 per night.

Primitive Camping Get Away From It All!

We appreciate that some of our customers are looking for a car-free camping experience. Keeping it simple, our primitive camping areas do not offer fresh water, flush toilets or showers. Reservations may be made for a $6 nightly fee for MA residents and $8 for non-residents at the following primitive hike-in and island campgrounds:

Reservation Transaction Charge

We are pleased to inform all our camping customers that effective April 1, 2012, the reservation transaction charge was reduced from $9.25 to $8.65 per transaction. 

Advanced reservations provide our customers with the assurance that a specific campsite will be available upon arrival and offers equal access for all campers. The $8.65 reservation transaction charge is in addition to the campsite fee and is non-refundable. More