Thank you for your interest in camping in one of Massachusetts’ beautiful state campgrounds!  From the Berkshires to Cape Cod, we offer several different types of camping adventures making it possible for you to explore the natural, cultural and historic treasures found throughout Massachusetts. 

Camping takes you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, giving you the opportunity to get closer to nature.  Our campgrounds offer families a gateway to enjoy nature through swimming, hiking, canoeing, bicycling and of course sleeping outdoors!  Whether learning to safely build a campfire, pitch a tent or use a compass, the Massachusetts camping experience is a healthy and affordable way to bring family and friends together outdoors.

Massachusetts’ 29 state campgrounds range from established campgrounds with showers and flush toilets to RV campgrounds offering larger sites, electric and water hookups; as well as unique experiences such as island camping, yurts, cabins, group sites, car-free camping and primitive hike-in areas.  For the 2017 camping season, our campgrounds are open May 25 – October 8.  Winter camping for the hearty soul is offered in several facilities.

The majority of our campgrounds require a two-night minimum stay and the maximum stay at any one campground is for 14 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Several of our campgrounds sell out, particularly during the summer and holiday weekends.  Please check availability and make a reservation by contacting ReserveAmerica at 1-877-422-6762 or online at  We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Established Campgrounds – offer picnic tables, fire rings and access to drinking water and bathrooms with flush toilets and showers. Some may offer electric or water hookups, dumping stations, yurts, cabins and interpretive programs.

Limited Service Campgrounds - offer flush toilets and access to drinking water, with a fire ring and picnic table on each site.  Services and amenities are minimal; some use self-registration and park staff may be off-site.

Primitive Service Campgrounds - are hike-in or boat-in and offer composting toilets only. Most do not offer access to drinking water. Campers are encouraged to bring one gallon per person, per day.  The campgrounds are in remote areas and park staff may be off-site. Individual campsites are designated and may not include picnic tables or grills.  There are no public telephones and cell phone coverage is limited. 

Thank you for your cooperation and care for our beautiful forests.

Campground Open Close Dates 2017  pdf format of Campground Open Close Dates 2017

Provides the dates when campsites can be reserved and other information such as campground services and fees.