Thank You tor Choosing to Camp in a Massachusetts State Park!

From the Berkshires to Cape Cod, we look forward to sharing the many natural, cultural and historic treasures found throughout Massachusetts.  For more information about MA State Parks, explore our website.

A few things to know, before you go…

Alcohol - Alcohol is prohibited in all Massachusetts State Parks and Campgrounds.

Firewood – To protect our forests from invasive species, transportation of firewood into or out of any DCR campground is strictly prohibited.  Please plan to purchase your firewood at the campground and do not bring any firewood or scrap wood with you.

Occupancy – Standard campsite occupancy is limited to four adults, or two adults and the children in their care. Campsites are limited to two tents, or one tent and one trailer or RV, and two vehicles maximum (including tow trailers/boats) per site, at most campgrounds. Group campsite occupancy is dependent upon the campground.

Campers and/or camping equipment are limited to 14 cumulative days occupancy in any one park between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Violators of the 14-day limit may have their reservation cancelled and be asked to leave the park.  

Check In and Check Out – Reservations must be in the name of the primary occupant, who is at least 18 years of age. A photo ID is required at check- in and must match the name on the reservation.  Check-in is any time from 1:00pm – 9:00pm; check-out is any time before 11:00am.  Assist with a quicker check-in by pre-registering via the email that you will receive about two weeks prior to your arrival.  

Visitors - Visitors of registered campers are welcome from 8:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M. They must stop at the park office and pay for a day use parking pass, or visitor fee. Please note that should the park reach capacity, visitors will not be allowed entry.  Ask your visitors to plan to arrive early, or they may not receive access to the park.

Camping with Pets - Pets are permitted at most campgrounds. There is a limit of four pets per campsite. A copy of the proof of rabies vaccination certificate is required at check-in. Pets must be leashed at all times and cannot be left unattended. Pets are not permitted in state buildings or when camping in a yurt or cabin. Boston Harbor Islands and Camp Nihan Educational Camp does not permit pets at any time.

Getting There - Please be sure to use the directions provided in this email. Several of our campgrounds have more than one entrance and GPS directions may not be the most accurate for entrance into our parks.

Enjoy Your Stay – Be sure to check with staff regarding interpretive programs, hiking and biking trails, swimming opportunities and special features of your destination park!