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“One of the nicest state campgrounds I've visited”

Mohawk Trail State Forest
Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Charlemont
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Owner description: More than 6,000 scenic acres offer outdoor enthusiasts lodging in 62 campsites and overnight log cabins, plus a variety of activities including trout-fishing, hiking and picnicking.
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Simple, clean, beautiful and quiet.

Have camped here for long weekends in the past two summers and have absolutely nothing but good things to say about the Mohawk Trail State Forest campground. Myself and a dozen or so other quiet motorcyclists (our bikes are stealthy not obnoxious) tented here over a three-day period and had a blast. We even learned that during our daytime absence, Yogi was sniffing around our group site. Bathhouse with single water closet and shower stall is but a short walk away and has ample and very hot water. Park staff are very friendly and treat you like family.

After you've visited, you'll understand why the cabins and tent sites are reserved so far ahead. Nice location in one of the best parts of Massachusetts.

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

As visitors we were not sure what to expect but the the experience turned out to be more than worthwhile. We were not inclined or equipped to explore off the beaten track but there are numerous viewing points, stores and picturesque villages off the trail. The area is served by a more than adequate through road and even given that it was the ' Fall ' it was not especially crowded. It can take you most of the day stopping off where you like and returning to Williamstown. There are plenty of cafe's with toilet facilities on the way. There are several pull overs where you can sit down next to the river and enjoy a picnic lunch.

2  Thank eonaLondon
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We visited in early August and despite the campground being full, it didn't feel terribly crowdwd. We were down right next to the river and the sites are spaced out nicely. Because we were between the campsites and the river, initally we had a number of folks strolling through our site to ge to the river, but once we angled our vehicles to block access, that stopped. Our 2 boys had a blast playing in and around the river - the water level was low enough that it wasn't a dangerous situation. Park staff was EXTREMELY frendly and helpful. We did have to ask our neighbors to turn down their music after quiet hours, but I only had to ask once and then it wasn't an issue.
Overall a very nice expereince. We're going back in early October to try out the cabins!

2  Thank JBehn
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is a great state park for getting away from the rat race of city/suburban life. It is a beautiful state park, well kept, and still relatively primitive. The campsites are reasonably spacious, and there are sites for many types of campers: car campers, groups, small RVs (nothing more than about 25' will fit), car-free areas, and cabins. The roads are newly paved and the recovery from Hurricane Irene is quite fascinating to see, including the latent damage, which is very evident in the banks of the Deerfield River. Be forewarned, this is an isolated area and obtaining a cell phone signals was a very rare occurrence. The bathrooms were very well kept and most sites have lockable bear-safe containers to hold food. Like all Mass. state parks, alcohol is prohibited. Dogs are permitted with proof of vaccinations. Bring bug spray, gear, and a smile; you'll have fun!

3  Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

playing in babbling stream, swimming in denned pool...eating at picnic tables; almost no-one else there!

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