Beginning on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is reopening agency-managed campgrounds to the public that were temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DCR began accepting camping reservations on June 22, 2020. Campers can make online reservations by visiting https://www.reserveamerica.com/.
Here are the campsite offerings for the 2020 season.
Several state campgrounds will not open in 2020, including: Beartown State Forest, Boston Harbor Islands State Park, Federated Women’s Club State Forest, Mt. Greylock State Reservation, Mt. Washington State Forest, Waquoit Bay – Washburn Island and Willard Brook State Forest.
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, restrictions at campgrounds are in place to encourage social distancing and aid in the prevention of spreading the virus. For more information regarding camping at state campgrounds during the 2020 season, please visit DCR’s camping webpage.
While camping at DCR campgrounds this season, the agency asks all visitors to adhere to the following guidance:
• Wear a facial mask or covering when not at your campsite;
• Do not invite others to your campsite – visitors will not be allowed into the campgrounds;
• Maintain 6 feet of distance from others not within your group;
• Practice healthy personal hygiene habits, such as hand washing for at least 20 seconds;
• Do not crowd restrooms and other shared facilities; and,
• Stay home if you are ill or part of a vulnerable population.
For more information about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.