Beartown State Forest

Historic site
Accessible
Dogs Allowed

Details of Beartown State Forest

Overview of Beartown State Forest

This 12,000 acre forest is the perfect place to visit no matter the season. Swim, boat, or fish in Benedict Pond. In the winter, you can cross-country ski and snowmobile.

Hours for Beartown State Forest

Sunrise to sunset

Campground office (mid-May to mid-October)

Sunday - Saturday:
8:00 am-4:30 pm

Parking at Beartown State Forest

Daily parking fees

MA resident   $8

Non-MA resident   $15

 

Activities at Beartown State Forest

Pitched tent in the woods

Camping

Year round camping is available, including several wheelchair accessible sites.
Person hiking through woods

Hiking & walking

The 1.5 mile Benedict Pond loop is a must in any season.
Raccoon in tree

Nature watching

Catch a glimpse of the wildlife including deer, bobcats, fishers, and yes, bears.

All Activities at Beartown State Forest

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling

Facilities at Beartown State Forest

  • Boat ramp (car top)
  • Grills
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms

Accessibility at Beartown State Forest

  • Camping
  • Restrooms 
  • Swimming

Restrictions at Beartown State Forest

  • No alcohol
  • Dogs are not allowed on beach and adjacent lawn

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