Due to the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced the temporary closure of certain agency managed facilities effective Saturday, March 14, 2020 through Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at which time DCR will reassess circumstances. Additionally, during the temporary closure all associated events at these locations are cancelled.

Importantly, all state parks and comfort stations across the Commonwealth remain open and available for the public to utilize. DCR reminds residents and visitors to avoid gathering in large groups, maintain social distancing, and practice healthy personal hygiene to stop the spread of the virus.​

The temporary closures of certain facilities is consistent with the State of Emergency declared by Governor Baker on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 and guidance that conferences, seminars and other discretionary gatherings, scheduled and hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties are to be held virtually or cancelled. Additionally, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order prohibiting most gatherings of over 250 people to limit the spread of the COVID-19.

For information about the Baker-Polito Administration’s ongoing efforts to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please visit the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website.


Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turner Falls
Walden Pond Discovery Center, 915 Walden Street, Concord Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center, 3 Paul Clancy Way, Worcester
Fall River Heritage State Park Visitor Center, Davol Street, Fall River Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor Center, 221 Appleton Street, Holyoke
Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitor Center, 1 Jackson Street, Lawrence Halibut Point State Park Visitor Center, Gott Avenue, Rockport
Mount Holyoke Range State Park Notch Visitor Center, 1500 West Street, Amherst Borderland State Park Visitor Center, 259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton, MA
Roxbury Heritage State Park Visitor Center, 183 Roxbury Street, Boston Breakheart State Reservation Visitor Center, 177 Forest Street, Saugus
Middlesex Fells State Reservation, Visitor Center, 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham Maudslay State Park Visitor Center, 74 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport
Wompatuck State Park Visitor Center, 204 Union Street, Hingham Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park River Bend Farm Visitor Center, 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge
Purgatory Chasm Reservation Visitor Center, 198 Purgatory Road, Sutton Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Visitor Center, 345 Mountain Road, Princeton
Dunn State Park Visitor Center, 289 Pear Street, Gardner Western Gateway Heritage State Park Visitor Center, 9 Furnace Street, North Adams
Quabbin Reservoir Visitor Center, 100 Winsor Dam Road, Belchertown Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Visitor Center, 131 Waquoit Highway, East Falmouth
Melnea A. Cass Recreation Complex,120 M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard, Boston  Beartown State Forest Campground, 69 Blue Hill Road, Monterey
Daughters of the American Revolution Campground, 78 Cape Street, Goshen Mohawk Trail State Forest Campground, Cold River Road, Charlemont
Savoy Mountain State Forest Campground, 260 Central Shaft Road, Florida Scusset Beach State Reservation Campground, 22 Scusset Beach Road, Sagamore Beach