Myles Standish State Forest

Dogs Allowed

Details of Myles Standish State Forest

Overview of Myles Standish State Forest

Myles Standish State Forest offers plenty of year-round activities for the entire family. If you’re looking for a place to camp, swim, or explore the outdoors, this southeastern park is for you.

Hours for Myles Standish State Forest

Sunrise to sunset

Due to late winter storm events that caused extensive tree damage throughout the park, some trails may have debris and/or trees down. Currently, the agency is in the process of clearing the debris. Visitors are advised to use caution on all trails.

Parking at Myles Standish State Forest

Day use parking at College Pond only.

Daily parking fees:

MA residents   $8

Non-MA residents   $15

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Activities at Myles Standish State Forest

A campsite along a full forest of trees.


Bring your trailer, R.V. or tent and grab a site near one of four beautiful ponds. On-site parking is also available for most campsites.
Children swimming


If you’re visiting for the day, head to College Pond for a swim. Other activities include picnicking, fishing and canoeing.
Two riders on horseback traveling along a path in the woods.

Horseback riding

If you don’t want to leave your horse behind your next camping trip, Charge Pond has an area set aside for horse camping. If you’re looking to ride, Myles Standish offers 35 miles of equestrian trails.
A person walking.

Hiking & walking

Travel deep into the full forest of pine and oak trees along 13 miles of hiking trails.

All Activities at Myles Standish State Forest

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

Facilities at Myles Standish State Forest

  • Boat ramp
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Trailer/R.V. dumping
  • Visitors center
  • Weddings

Accessibility at Myles Standish State Forest

  • Accessible beach
    • Available beach wheelchairs
  • Accessible restrooms

Restrictions at Myles Standish State Forest

  • No off-road vehicles
  • Keep off pond shores where posted
  • No alcohol
  • No littering

More info for Myles Standish State Forest

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