Details of Harold Parker State Forest

Overview of Harold Parker State Forest

Harold Parker State Forest is a located in Andover, Mass, only an hour north of Boston. With 35 miles of trails, 11 ponds, and dozens of campsites, there’s something in this Central Hardwood-Hemlock-White Pine forest for everyone.

Hours for Harold Parker State Forest

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Harold Parker State Forest

Daily parking fee charged Memorial Day weekend through October 31

MA resident  $5

Non-MA resident  $10

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

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Activities at Harold Parker State Forest

A person walking along a trail.

Hiking

Try the Yellow Diamond Trail, which takes you to and around Salem Pond.
A campsite in the woods.

Camping

The Lorraine Park Campground offers 89 campsites for tents, trailers, or R.V.s.

All Activities at Harold Parker State Forest

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

Facilities at Harold Parker State Forest

  • Pavilion
  • Picnic areas
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Trailer/R.V. dumping

Accessibility at Harold Parker State Forest

  • Accessible beaches
    • Available beach wheelchairs
  • Accessible camping
  • Accessible education programs
  • Accessible fishing
  • Accessible picnicking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Accessible trails
  • Accessible swimming

Restrictions at Harold Parker State Forest

  • No alcohol
  • No littering

More info for Harold Parker State Forest

Camping costs $17/night for Massachusetts residents and $27/night for non-residents. The camping season typically runs from early May to Columbus Day weekend.

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