For the hearty camper, winter camping can be an exciting time to enjoy the great outdoors. It is also a time that may require additional or special equipment, as well as careful planning. We recommend that all campers interested in this type of experience do some research prior to making off-season camping plans. There are many websites that provide equipment lists, cautions and helpful tips for the winter experience. We encourage you to seek this information for your own safety prior to embarking on a winter camping trip.

Some facilities offer or require advance reservations which may be made by calling ReserveAmerica at 877-422-6762 or online at www.reserveamerica.com. There is a charge for this service. 

Please note, winter recreational camping is subject to closure due to winter weather conditions.   Always contact the park prior to your arrival.

Winter Camping is available October 14, 2016 - March 18, 2017.

No Spring Camping.

Campgrounds will open May 25, 2017.

Southern Massachusetts

Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sagamore Beach, 508-888-0859
Winter Camping Available Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights

October 14, 2016 – December 17, 2016
January 1, 2017  - March 18, 2017

  • Self Contained RV Camping Only
  • Electric Hookups Available, No Water
  • No heated bathroom facility available
  • No dumping station available
  • Reservations accepted
  • Walk-ins available first come, first served

Shawme Crowell State Forest, Sandwich, 508-888-0351
Winter Camping Available Friday and Saturday Nights

October 14, 2016 - December 17, 2016

  • Heated bathroom facility available
  • No dumping station available
  • No hookups
  • Reservations accepted
  • Walk-ins available first come, first served

Greater Boston Area - Cabins

Camp Nihan Environmental Education Camp, Saugus: 781–231-1203
Winter Cabin Camping Available

October 14, 2016 - December 17, 2016
January 1, 2017 – March 18, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; plus school vacation weeks in February

  • Reservations required
  • No Walk-ins
  • Group cabin camping only, no tent camping
  • No public telephone
  • No pets permitted

Western Massachusetts - Cabins

Mohawk Trail State Forest, Charlemont, 413-339-5504
Winter Cabin Camping Available Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights

October 14, 2016 - December 17, 2016
January 1, 2017 – March 18, 2017

  • Reservations required
  • Cabin camping only, no tent camping
  • Cabins heated with firewood available for $5 bundle
  • No pets allowed in cabins or on cabin sites
  • Heated bathroom facility available
  • No dumping station available
  • No hookups

Savoy Mountain State Forest, Florida, 413-663-8469
Winter Cabin Camping Available Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights

October 14, 2016 - December 17, 2016
January 1, 2017 – March 18, 2017

  • Reservations required
  • Cabin camping only, no tent camping
  • Cabins heated with firewood available for $5 bundle
  • No pets allowed in cabins or on cabin sites
  • No heated bathroom facility or showers available
  • Composting toilets only
  • No dumping station available
  • No hookups

Western Massachusetts - Limited Service Camping

For those seeking a rustic camping experience, limited service camping is available. Please note these sites are frequently used by hunters. The amenities are limited and staffing may not be available. 

IMPORTANT TO KNOW, BEFORE YOU GO:

  • Composting toilets only, no running water, no showers, no hookups
  • Walk-ins only; first come, first served
  • Must contact park prior to travelling
  • No reservations accepted
  • Cell phone coverage is limited and pay phones may not be available
  • Due to the possibility of inclement weather and/or possible closures, please call park prior to traveling during the off-season months

Beartown State Forest, Monterey
Winter Camping Available

October 14, 2016 - December 17, 2016
January 1, 2017 – March 18, 2017

  • Please enter the State Forest from the southern entrance located along Blue Hill Rd in the town of Monterey.
  • Camping Fees in effect
  • Walk-ins only; first come, first served
  • Campers must register with park staff
  • Composting toilets only; no showers, no water
  • No hookups
  • Reservations NOT accepted

Mount Greylock State Reservation, Lanesborough, 413-499-4262
Winter Camping Available

October 14, 2016 - December 17, 2016
January 1, 2017 – March 18, 2017

  • Winter camping at Mt. Greylock State Reservation is backcountry camping.  Campers should be prepared for significant snow and weather conditions, as well as strenuous hiking.  This is not a novice camping experience.
  • Please call the park to notify staff that you are interested in camping. Campers are advised to call the Visitor Center located on Rockwell Road to register, 413-499-4262.
  • Roads/gates to the campground and mountain road are closed during the winter months. Campers can hike to the campground (shortest hike is approximately 2 miles) or the Appalachian Trail from trailhead.
  • The campground is 6 miles from the plowed visitor parking lot and after snowfall it is accessible by snowshoes, skis or by hiking only. No off-road vehicle use permitted.
  • Campers parking in the plowed trailheads are advised not to leave valuables in their vehicles.
  • Walk-ins only; first come, first served.
  • Reservations NOT accepted.

Mount Washington State Forest, Mt. Washington: 413-528-0330
Winter Camping Available

October 14, 2016 - December 17, 2016
January 1, 2017 – March 18, 2017

  • Winter camping at Mount Washington State Forest is backcountry camping.  Campers should be prepared for significant snow and weather conditions, as well as strenuous hiking.  This is not a novice camping experience
  • Off-season campers must self register at trailhead kiosk upon arrival
  • The primitive backcountry camping area is accessible by a 1.5 mile hike following the Alander Mountain Trail from park headquarters parking lot trailhead
  • Unimproved composting toilets, picnic tables, and fireplaces available
  • Leave No trace outdoor ethics are strongly encouraged
  • Camping and fires are only allowed at designated areas
  • Walk-ins only; first come, first served
  • Reservations NOT accepted