107 Wallum Lake Rd.
Douglas, MA 01516
508 476-7872

Please read the new Visitor Notice pdf format of    Douglas State Forest Visitor Notice  for park closure due to capacity, parking on Wallum Rd., boat ramp, etc.

Bordering both Connecticut and Rhode Island, this popular 5,907-acre state forest offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy swimming, boating and fishing at Wallum Lake and hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling onmiles of woodland trails. Facilities include two pavilions, boat ramp, swimming beach, picnic area and restrooms.

The Midstate Trail Link to the image file., a long-distance hiking trail that extends through central Massachusetts to Mt. Watatic in the north, runs through the forest.

Douglas State Forest also includes a rare example of Atlantic White Ceder swampland. A 5-acre portion of this swamp is designated as a Massachusetts Wildland. It is accessible to the public via a boardwalk trail.

Park Directions

The forest is located off of Rte 16 in south central Massachusetts

From the West:

Take MASS PIKE east (Rte. I-90E) to exit #10 in Auburn.
Take Rte 395 South to Exit #2, Rte 16.
Take a left onto Rte 16 East and follow for 5 miles.
Turn right onto Cedar St to STOP.
Go straight through stop onto Wallum Lake Rd.
Forest entrance is 1 mile on your right. 
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