Camping within Cape Cod National Seashore is difficult, but not impossible. Here’s the skinny on how to car camp within the seashore area.
Lorraine Park Campground in Harold Parker State Forest has nearly 90 tent sites and pets are allowed.
Willard Brook State Forest is a small campground with just 21 sites, but it’s scenic and has some great hiking and swimming opportunities.
Camping at the Boston Harbor Islands is an amazing opportunity to experience nature so close to the city.
Wells State Park in Sturbridge is a 1400-acre forest with two yurts, nearly 60 campsites, and lots of recreational activities at Walker Pond.
Erving State Forest has only 29 campsites, but it has good wildlife-watching opportunities, with bear, coyote, fox, and turtles in the area.
A 90-minute drive from Boston, Otter River State Forest offers secluded camping in north central Mass.
Wompatuck State Park is only 24 miles from the city and offers two campgrounds among its 3600 acres.
Welcome to the ultimate resource for locating campgrounds in the Boston area. In the coming months, we’ll be profiling all of the campgrounds within a three-hour drive of Boston, including sites in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Stay tuned for our Boston camping guide!