Details of Erving State Forest

Overview of Erving State Forest

Visit for a swim or hike, camp at one of our 27 sites, or kayak on Laurel Lake.

Hours for Erving State Forest

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Erving State Forest

Daily parking fees Memorial Day through Labor Day:

MA residents   $8

Non-MA residents   $15

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

Get a parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

Get a lifetime senior parking pass (MA residents)

Activities at Erving State Forest

A campsite along a full forest of trees.

Camping

Enjoy a peaceful stay beside Laurel Lake. Visit in mid-June and watch the beautiful Mountain Laurels bloom.
A person walking through forest trails.

Hiking

Hike the 8 miles of forest trails through oak, maple, and hemlock.

All Activities at Erving State Forest

  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Horseback riding
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Educational programs
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling

Facilities at Erving State Forest

  • Boat ramp
  • Grilling
  • Group day use
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic area
  • Scenic viewing area
  • Showers
  • Restrooms

Accessibility at Erving State Forest

  • Accessible beaches
    • Available beach wheelchair (1 sunbathing wheelchair)
  • Accessible camping
  • Accessible education programs
  • Accessible picnicking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Accessible swimming

Restrictions at Erving State Forest

  • No alcohol
  • No littering

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Camping at Erving State Forest is $17/night for Massachusetts residents and $27/night for non-residents.

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

Reserving the pavilion for day use is $65.

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