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DAR State Forest

Route 112, Goshen, MA
+1 413-268-7098
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Don't let the name fool you

Despite the unfortunate name, this place is idyllic and lovely. The large, quiet lake allows... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Mike L
Northampton, Massachusetts
Nice campground

Nice shaded sites, good distance between sites so you don't feel like you're on top of each other... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Jennifer K
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“fire tower” (8 reviews)
“state forest” (6 reviews)
Route 112, Goshen, MA
+1 413-268-7098
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Despite the unfortunate name, this place is idyllic and lovely. The large, quiet lake allows swimming and canoeing, there are beaches, places to camp and picnic, and trails through beautiful forests. The trails range in difficulty from wheelchair accessible to slightly challenging. Well worth a...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Nice shaded sites, good distance between sites so you don't feel like you're on top of each other, sites are a comfortable size. Bathrooms are clean. There are only 2 showers but they are in a separate area from the toilets and VERY roomy, and...More

1  Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was our second visit to this camp; we stayed here five years ago and decided to return when we wanted a base for exploring the Berkshires. The campgrounds occupy a small portion of the state forest, which has many hiking trails. The dishwashing facilities...More

Thank Agnes Q
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The best time to visit this forest is off season if you like the quiet. The trails are beautiful the fishing is great and area is wonderful. They have a handicapped accessible trail with a scenic dock for fishing and hanging out on for wheelchairs....More

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is about 20 minutes from my sister's home though she had never been there. I went at the beginning of October on a Monday afternoon and I ran into a few other walkers and a couple of kayakers. There are several walking trails. I...More

Thank Wildflower01945
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hiking trails, including great views from a fire tower. Swimming in summer and easy camping. Beautiful facility. Love this park.

Thank carol l
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Overall I was pleased with the facilities at this park. The bathrooms clearly have been renovated and are now definitely a step up from those of many other old parks. The lake is beautiful and I certainly wished I had brought a kayak! There are...More

1  Thank SemiLuckyTraveler
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Kudos to the staff and management . Everything from the campgrounds to the restrooms were about as spotless as possible . Sites are well spaced . Not suited for large RVs but some plenty large enough for pop ups or smaller trailers. Plan ahead if...More

Thank ctjustdoit
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Beautiful! The air is about 10 degrees cooler, and the activities are endless. Swiming in the very clean Lake, picnicing in the day use area, a handicap accessible trail complete with dock and gazebo, camping, hiking and an awesome Nature center.

Thank MagPie0221
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We have hiked here often and bring our dogs- as long as they are on a leash. There is a boat launch where dogs can be off leash to swim here.

1  Thank sandythegroomer
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29 June 2017|
Response from Agnes Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is drinking water from drinking water stations scattered throughout the campsite. We drank this while we were there and were just fine. If you want to be sure, ask the park staff which faucets have drinking... More
Bryna D
23 August 2016|
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Response from ctjustdoit | Reviewed this property |
No. They sell firewood mat the front gate. (Mass does not allow you to bring firewood into state parks.) . There is a general store in Goshen, about 2 miles from the park entrance which sells canned and boxed groceries... More
Amanda G
31 May 2015|
Response from ctjustdoit |
It's public water so a Mass freshwater fishing license is required . In reality almost any body of water in New England requires a fishing license including inshore marine .