DAR State Forest
Open: mid May through mid October
Number of Sites: 51
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) donated 1,020 acres to the Commonwealth for a state forest in 1929. Since then more than 750 additional acres have been acquired to include Upper and Lower Highland Lakes, which offer a popular swimming beach, shady picnic area and a group picnic pavilion. Located in the eastern foothills of the Berkshires, discover 15 miles of mixed-use trails through northern hardwood-conifer forest. Climb the Goshen fire tower for spectacular views of the Connecticut River Valley and into five states.
In summer activities include: non-motorized boating, hiking, fishing, horseback riding (bring your horse), and mountain biking. In winter ice fishing, skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are popular.
Camping Services and Amenities: 52 campsites. Flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, and fireplaces available. No hookups.
Group Camping: 1 site. Accommodates 75 person maximum.
Wheelchair Access: Accessible toilets shower, hiking, canoeing.
Camping Season: DAR State Forest is open all year round for camping. Main season is early May to mid October. Between October and May campsites are available on a first-come basis only, group site tent camping only. Unimproved toilets, no showers available off-season. After snowfall, access to group site is by foot, snowmobile or skis (1-1/2 miles from parking area). Must call park for site registration prior to arrival.
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