Camping at Mount Greylock

Camping at Mount Greylock is a unique backpacking experience. Hike your way to the campsite of your choice.

General camping information

The following sites are available. You must reserve a campsite between Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. 

  • 18 tent sites (4 person max.)
  • 9 group sites (12 person max.)
  • Lean-to shelters are available at Chimney, Upper, and Stony Ledge group sites.

Off-season camping is available November 1 - May 13.

  • Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • No fee required but donations are accepted.
  • Registration with park staff is recommended.
    • Call (413) 499-4262

Additional Resources

Available services

  • Solar-powered composting toilets
  • Fresh drinking water available at hand pump.
  • 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
    • Don't bring your own firewood.

Campground overnight parking and access is available at:

  • Campground Parking Lot on Rockwell Road (late-May - Nov. 1)
    • Easiest campground approach via the Campground Trail
    • Easy to moderate 1.3 mile hike with backpack
    • Elevation gain/loss 100 feet. 
    • Average hike takes 45 minutes.
  • 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 feet.
    • Average hike takes 2 hours.

Backpacker shelters

Five lean-to shelters are available year round:

  • Deer Hill
  • Wilbur's Clearing
  • Bellows Pipe
  • Peck's Brook
  • Mark Noepel

No fee required and sites are first-come, first-served. Limit up to 12 people at each shelter site. 

If backpacking, you should call the Visitors Center at (413) 499-4262 to notify park staff with:

  • Contact name
  • Telephone number (cell phone if available)
  • Names of additional hikers
  • Planned camping locations and dates
  • Overnight parking site
  • Vehicle description with state and license plate number

Bascom Lodge

Bascom Lodge on the summit offers overnight accommodations and meals. The lodge is open from late-May through mid/late-October and accommodates up to 34 guests. 

  • 4 private rooms
  • 4 family rooms
  • 2 bunk rooms
    • Accommodate about 9 guests each
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Individual shower units
  • Private changing area

For further information or reservations, call (413) 743-1591 or visit the Bascom Lodge website.

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