Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Forest

Dogs Allowed



DAR State Forest offers dozens of campsites, forest trails, a lake to swim and fish in.


Sunrise to sunset


Daily parking fees:

MA residents $8
Non-MA residents $15



A quiet campsite by the woods.


Dozens of sites are available and several are accessible.
A person hiking along a trail.


DAR's 15 miles of trails include hikes for all experience levels. Try the Highland Lake Trail or make your way up to the DAR Fire Tower.

All Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Ice skating
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Educational programs


  • Boat ramp
  • Grills
  • Group day use
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Showers


  • Biking
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Camping
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Educational programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & walking
  • Horseback riding
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice skating
  • Non-motorized boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Skating
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing


  • Accessible beaches
    • Available beach wheelchairs
  • Accessible boating
  • Accessible camping 
  • Accessible education programs
  • Accessible fishing
  • Accessible hiking trails
  • Accessible picnicking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Accessible skiing


  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • Don't bring your own firewood

More info

Camping season

May 25 - Oct. 8, 2017

Off-season camping available


  • A shaded picnic area is available at the Upper Highland Lake beach.
  • Group picnic pavilion for groups up to 50 is available (fees apply). Call ReserveAmerica to reserve. 
  • Please take all trash with you when you leave. 


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