Details of Otter River State Forest

Overview of Otter River State Forest

Otter River State Forest is a popular summer destination for a day trips and camping. You can hike, mountain bike, and swim.

Hours for Otter River State Forest

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Otter River State Forest

Daily parking fees from late-May to Columbus 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 Otter River State Forest

A campsite along a full forest of trees.

Camping

Otter River offers 76 campsites, 4 yurts, and 3 group sites.
Children swimming

Swimming

Take a dip in Beaman Pond.

All Activities at Otter River State Forest

  • Camping
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Educational programs
  • Mountain biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Facilities at Otter River State Forest

Accessibility at Otter River State Forest

  • Accessible restrooms
  • Accessible yurts

Restrictions at Otter River State Forest

  • Only 1 vehicle may be parked at your campsite.
    • Overflow lot located near Contact Station.
  • Swimming allowed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Swimming allowed at designated buoy areas only.
  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • Dogs must remain on-leash

Read the rules for hunting in state parks

More info for Otter River State Forest

Camping is $17/night for Massachusetts residents and $27/night for non-residents. Small yurts are $45/night for Massachusetts residents and $60/night for non-residents. Large yurts are $55/night for Massachusetts residents and $70/night for non-residents. 

Walk-in campsite reservations are allowed, but it is recommended that you call ahead to check availability.

Reserving the pavilion costs $65.

Read more about camping at Otter River State Forest.

 

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