The good thing about Massachusetts is that it is close to some amazing camping spots. (And super close to Connecticut!) When you are ready to walk out of the office and sit next to a campfire making s’mores, Massachusetts’ outdoor playground doesn’t disappoint. Whether you want to camp near the dunes on the Cape or in the forest near a lake, you can find a great camping spot in MA. Where to camp in Massachusetts is as simple as deciding what you want to relax around and drive just a couple hours to get there.
Nickerson State Park, Brewster
Close to Cape Cod is one of the largest campgrounds at Nickerson State Park. There are over 400 campsites, yurts, and a group campsite is available. This camping mecca sits on 1900 acres of forested land and has eight kettle ponds where you can fish, canoe, or go swimming. One of the best things about the camping spots is that they are very large and have a lot of privacy with all the trees around. There are no hookups here but they do have flush toilets, showers, picnic tables with fire rings and dumping station available.
Wompatuck State Park, Hingham
Just 35 minutes outside of Boston is a great campsite that can accommodate both tents and RVs. Bring your bicycle and hiking boots and have fun on both the paved and hiking trails. You can fish at Cohasset Reservoir and have fun kayaking there too. Bring your water jugs and fill up on the fresh drinking water at Mt. Blue Spring – a true treat to do on a hot summer day. The campsite offers electric hookups, a dumping station, and potable water.
Shawme-Crowell State Park, Sandwich
When you want to camp near the beach out at the Cape, this is the campsite you want to head to. It has 285 sites in a wooded area and it even has yurts to rent. You can bring your horses and ride them on 15 miles of roads and trails. It has full hookups and a dumping station for your RVs.
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Erika C. says
I have always wanted to visit Massachusetts with my hubby and children. You’ve made some great suggestions in this post. Thanks for sharing!
jenn huey says
How beautiful; it looks so green there. I live in Utah which is technically a desert but we have four distinct seasons and we have so many beautiful State Parks as well as 5 National Parks. We are never lacking for things to do. I would love to visit Massachusetts it looks like I would feel right at home
Trish F says
I would love to stay in a yurt by the beach and go glamping. Still trying to talk the hubs into a vintage trailer, he wants a Winnebago. Thanks for the ideas.
nicole dz says
I would love to visit Yellowstone national park with the family. We have never been but its on our list of to do’s as a family.