Tolland State Forest

Dogs Allowed

Details of Tolland State Forest

Overview of Tolland State Forest

At the center of Tolland State Forest sits the 1,065-acre Otis Reservoir, which offers a variety of recreational activities. A boat launch is available for boats up to 24 feet in length. No watercraft, except pontoon or sail powered boats, may exceed 24 feet in length. No boats with bathrooms are allowed on the Otis Reservoir.

Hours for Tolland State Forest

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Tolland State Forest

Beach day-use parking fees from Memorial Day weekend to Labor day:

MA resident   $8

Non-MA resident   $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 Tolland State Forest

Campsite nestled into the woods

Camping

The campground is popular during summer. Campsites are on a scenic wooded peninsula.
man fishing

Fishing

Fish for trout and bass in the Otis Reservoir.
Deer camouflaged in the woods

Hunting

Hunting is open (in season) for all types of game, including turkey, bear, and deer.

All Activities at Tolland State Forest

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

Facilities at Tolland State Forest

  • Boat ramp (trailer/motor boat)
  • Grills
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms

Accessibility at Tolland State Forest

  • Restrooms

Restrictions at Tolland State Forest

  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • No dogs on beach. 
  • Dogs must remain on-leash

Read the rules for hunting in state parks

More info for Tolland State Forest

Camping information

Camping season is from mid-May until mid-October. 

Camping is $17/night for Massachusetts residents and $27/night for non-residents.

RV sites have a 35-foot driveway and are non-electric.

Learn more about camping at Tolland State Forest

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