Enjoy Western MA!

Did you know that Massachusetts has a wild west?  There are over 150,000 acres of open space to explore and experience in the Berkshire Mountains.  Hike or drive to the top of Mount Greylock and stand on the highest spot in Massachusetts.  Like waterfalls? Visit Bash Bish Falls and see the highest single-drop waterfall in the state.  Have fun swimming, boating, or fishing at Tolland or the many other lakes in the region. You can rent a cabin and camp at Savoy Mountain and Mohawk Trail State Forests or camp in a yurt at October Mountain. Bike 11 miles on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail or hike all the way from Connecticut to Vermont on a portion of the famous Appalachian Trail.  In winter, trek around Pittsfield or Beartown State Forests in snowshoes or cross-country skis.  Learn about forest animals in the nature center at Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Forest.  At Western Gateway, see a model railroad and pretend you are working on the Hoosic Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.  At Natural Bridge, see a 550-million-year-old arch created by glaciers.

Western Massachusetts Campgrounds

  • Beartown State Forest

    Monterey, MA
    413-528-0904
    beartown.forest@state.ma.us

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Limited Service

    12 campsites, composting toilets. Picnic tables and fireplaces available. No showers and no hookups.

    Camping Season 
    Main season: Late May to mid-October.

     Off season camping available. Contact park staff for details and before travelling.

  • Clarksburg State Park

    Clarksburg, MA
    413-664-8345 Summer months
    413-442-8928 Off-season

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Inland/Established

    45 campsites, flush toilets, showers. Swimming. Picnic tables and fireplaces available. No hookups.

    Camping Season 
    Late May to mid October

  • DAR State Forest

    Goshen, MA
    dar.forest@state.ma.us

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Inland/Established
    Flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, fireplaces and dumping station available. No hookups.
    * Group Camping

    Camping Season
    Late May to mid October

  • Granville State Forest

    Granville, MA
    413-357-6611
    granville.forest@state.ma.us

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Inland/Established

    22 campsites with flush toilets, showers. Picnic tables and fireplaces available.  No hookups.

    Camping Season 
    Late May to mid October

  • Mohawk Trail State Forest

    Charlemont, MA
    413-339-5504
    mohawk.trail@state.ma.us

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Inland/Established/Cabins/Group

    47 campsites, 4 group sites, swimming. Flush toilets, accessible restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and fireplaces available.  No hookups.

    Year-round Cabins: 6 sites. 4 cabins accommodate 4 people or one family, 2 cabins accommodate 3 people. Pets are prohibited from cabins and cabin sites.

    Group Camping: 4 sites.  1 large site, 50 person maximum; 3 small sites. 

    Camping Season
    Main season: Early May to mid-October. Cabin camping available year round. Reservations required.

  • Mount Greylock State Reservation

    Lanesborough, MA 
    413-499-4262
    mount.greylock@state.ma.us

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Primitive Service/Group/ Hike in

    27 campsites. Hike in car-free car-free camping only.  The primitive camping area is accessible by a strenuous 2.5 mile hike from the base of the mountain, or a moderate 1.5 mile hike from a parking area on the mountain road. Unimproved toilets, picnic tables, and fireplaces available. No showers or hookups.

    Group Camping: 7 group sites. Accommodates 12 person maximum. Reservations required.

    Camping Season
    Late May to mid-October. Off season camping may be available, dependent upon snow accumulation. Please contact park for more information.

  • Mount Washington State Forest

    Mt. Washington, MA
    413-528-0330
    mount.washington@state.ma.us

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Primitive Service/Hike in

    8 campsites. Hike in, car-free camping only. The primitive back country camping area is accessible by a moderate 1.5 mile hike following the Alander Mountain Trail from the park headquarters parking lot trail head. Unimproved composting toilets, picnic tables, and fireplaces available.  No showers or hookups.  Leave No Trace outdoor ethics are strongly encouraged.  Camping and fires are permitted at designated areas only.

    Camping Season
    Late May to mid-October. Off season campingis available mid-October to late May at no fee. Campers must self-register at trail head kiosk upon arrival.

  • October Mountain State Forest

    Lenox, MA
    413-243-1778
    october.mountain@state.ma.us

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Inland/Established/Yurts

    44 campsites. Flush toilets, showers. Picnic tables, fireplaces, and dumping station available. No hookups.

    Yurt camping: 3 sites. 1 yurt accommodates four people, 2 yurts accommodate six people. Pets prohibited from yurts and yurt sites. Reservations required.

  • Pittsfield State Forest

    Pittsfield. MA
    413-442-8992
    pittsfield.forest@state.ma.us

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Limited Service

    31 campsites, swimming. Flush and non-flush toilets, showers, picnic tables and fireplaces available. No hookups.

    Group Camping: 2 sites. Accommodates 25 and 35 person maximum. Reservations required.

    Camping Season
    Late May to mid-October

  • Savoy Mountain State Forest

    Florida, MA
    413-664-9567 Summer months
    413-663-8469 Year-round
    savoy.mountain@state.ma.us

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Inland/Established/Group/Cabins

    45 campsites. Flush toilets, showers. Picnic tables, fireplaces, and dumping station available. No hookups.

    Year-round Cabins: 4 sites. Accommodates 4 people.  Reservations required.  Pets are prohibited from cabins and cabin sites.

    Group camping: 1 site. Accommodates 25 person maximum. Reservations required.

    Camping Season
    Main season: Late May to mid-October. 

    Off-season: Cabin camping, available throughout the year. Reservation required.

  • Tolland State Forest

    East Otis, MA
    413-269-6002

    Camping Services and Amenities
    Inland/Established

    92 campsites, swimming. Flush toilets, showers. Picnic tables, fireplaces, and dump station available. No hookups.

    Camping Season
    Late May to early September