The Mount Greylock Campground is a primitive backpacking experience; it is accessible by hiking only. 18 tent sites (4 person maximum), 9 group sites (12 person maximum). Lean-to shelters are available at Chimney, Upper and Stony Ledge group sites. One-night minimum stay. Reservations are required from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend (May-October), a camping fee applies.
Limited services available:
- Solar-powered composting toilets
- Drinking water available at hand pump, or filter/treat drinking water from Roaring Brook.
- Bear-proof food storage lockers at each site.
- Designated fire ring at each site.
- Firewood is available, $5/bundle. Transportation of firewood is prohibited .
Campground overnight parking and access is available at:
- Campground Parking Lot on Rockwell Road (late-May through Nov. 1). Easiest campground approach via the Campground Trail, easy to moderate 1.3 mile hike with backpack. Elevation gain/loss 100 ft. Average 45 minutes in duration.
- Haley Farm/Hopper Road trailhead in Williamstown (year-round). More challenging campground approach via the Money Brook and Hopper Trails, moderate to strenuous 2.4 mile hike with backpack. Elevation gain 1,275 ft. Average 2 hours in duration.
Visit directions or park trail map for access point locations.
Off-season camping at the Mount Greylock Campground is available on a first-come, first-serve basis; no fee required, donations accepted, registration with park staff is recommended: 413-499-4262.
Backpacker Shelters: Five lean-to shelters; Deer Hill, Wilbur’s Clearing, Bellows Pipe, Peck’s Brook and Mark Noepel are available year round, first-come, first-served, no fee required. Limit up to 12 people at each shelter site. Tenting is permitted in the immediate vicinity of shelter or on designated wooden tent platforms. For safety it is recommended that backpackers call the Visitors Center 413-499-4262 to notify park staff with a contact name, telephone number (cell phone if available), names of additional hikers, planned camping locations and dates, overnight parking site and vehicle description with state and license plate number.
Leave No Trace outdoor ethics are strongly encouraged. Tenting is allowed in the immediate area of shelter or on designated wooden platforms. Fires are allowed only at the pit in front of the shelter. Overnight parking is restricted; please contact the park for updates.
Be Bear Aware: Don't forget you are in Black Bear country. Never physically confront, feed, torment or throw anything at bears. Take appropriate precautions with food so as not to attract bears.
Bascom Lodge on the summit offers “more civilized yet rustic” overnight accommodations and meals from late-May through mid/late-October. The lodge accommodates up to 34 guests in four private rooms, four family rooms, and two bunkrooms accommodating about nine guests each. Bathrooms are shared and individual shower units with adjacent changing area offer privacy. For further information or reservations call 413-743-1591, or click here.
This historic lodge, built between 1932-38, is a fine example of the recreational structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It features stone fireplaces, high ceilings, wooden beams, and a windowed porch. Whether traveling in a group or solo, by car, bike or foot, Bascom Lodge is an ideal atmosphere for dining, relaxing after a hike, or just enjoying mountain hospitality…and not to mention, one of the finest views in the Berkshires.
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