Rte. 112, Huntington
P.O. Box 105 Chester, MA 01011
Notice: Notice: 05/26/06. For public health and safety reasons Gardner State Park is now closed to swimming. Ongoing water tests have consistently failed to meet state safe swimming standards. The park is still open for other activities. The day-use fee has been reduced to $2.
C. M. Gardner State Park is located in the rolling Berkshire foothills along a scenic section of the Westfield River East Branch. In summer the sunlit mountain river here is a delightful spot to relax. A wooded picnic area is available on the banks of the river.
The land was given in 1959 for a state park in memory of Charles M. Gardner of Huntington, farmer, writer and National Grange leader from 1913-47.
C.M. Gardner State Park is located in the eastern Berkshire foothills in western Massachusetts.
From East or West/MassPike (I-90): Take Exit 3 in Westfield. Bear right after tolls and follow Rtes. 10/202 south for 3 miles into downtown Westfield. Turn right onto US Rte. 20 west and continue for 10 miles into Huntington center. Turn right onto MA Rte. 112 north and continue for 2.3 miles. Park entrance is on left.
Things to know before you go...
Picnicking is available. Please carry-in, carry-out all your trash and belongings.
Pets are permitted except on the beach area. Must be on a 10-foot maximum leash and attended at all times. Must have proof of current Rabies vaccine. Please be courteous and clean up after your pet.
Boating: a canoe launch area is available.
Prohibited: swimming and alcoholic beverages.
The park is open from sunrise until sunset, year-round. A $2 fee per vehicle is charged from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Parking is free for ParksPass holders, vehicles with Handicapped, disabled veteran plates/placard, and seniors 62 and above with the Massachusetts Senior Pass.