October Mountain State Forest

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
256 Woodland Road
Lee, Massachusetts

Phone:
(413) 243-1778

Web:
October Mountain State Forest

Campground Details

Open: Open from mid May through mid Oct
Number of Sites: 47

At 16,500 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts. Here visitors can camp, hike and enjoy the outdoors while they visit nearby Tanglewood and other Berkshire Region points of interest. 47 campsites dot a sunny hillside and offer a great base to explore this vast forest.

The name of "October Mountain" is attributed to writer Herman Melville, whose view from his home in Pittsfield of these hills in fall impressed him so. The state forest originated from the former estate of William C. Whitney, President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of the Navy. Trails are available for every level of experience, and include the famous Appalachian Trail. One of the most scenic trails lead through Schermerhorn Gorge, a striking natural feature which has intrigued generations of geologists. Countless varieties of wild plants and animals can be found throughout the varied terrain of this vast forest.

Camping Services and Amenities: 46 campsites. Flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, fireplaces, and dumping station available. No hookups.
Camping Season: early May to mid-October
 

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