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Beautiful place to hike and camp

If you like the wilderness but still want the amenities of a campground this is a great spot to... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2012
The Berkshires, Massachusetts
Great hiking

We have used the group site for camping and it is very remote and well laid out. As far as the rest... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2012
Shutesbury, Massachusetts
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“fire tower”(8 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

If you like the wilderness but still want the amenities of a campground this is a great spot to visit/camp in Western Mass.

3  Thank BerkshiresGirl
Reviewed 17 March 2012

We have used the group site for camping and it is very remote and well laid out. As far as the rest of the park goes there is a nice beach for day use, and lots of trails for hiking including a trail that goes...More

2  Thank RebeccaMA
Reviewed 5 March 2012

I've spent hours at DARSF with friends, walking along quiet roads and trails. The setting is gorgeous, and light car and foot traffic allows you to pass the time without a lot of interruptions or distractions. Note: there's a reasonable entrance fee if you drive...More

3  Thank carrieruth
Reviewed 23 January 2012

This is a hidden gem. But you have to pay to get in.

2  Thank KessieW-H
Reviewed 7 August 2011

We visited the DAR State Forest with a group ranging in age from 6-73 years old and everyone has a nice time. There are wheelchair accessible trails, restrooms, and fishing areas and dogs are allowed in the park on leashes although they are not allowed...More

3  Thank wilvey
Reviewed 20 June 2011

I've been coming to the DAR campground for years with friends. It's a very easy place for stress-free car camping, especially if you live nearby. Book in advance, and try to choose a campsite that is more secluded. Some are very private and others are...More

9  Thank BeeGrrrl
Reviewed 26 July 2009

We have gone camping here a couple of times with our young son (5 now). We always have a great time. The park is kept very clean, including the bathrooms, showers and the beach. My son's favorite part is the Nature Center where they do...More

7  Thank Cathy2882
Reviewed 14 July 2008

We stayed at the campgrounds (site 37) from Thursday through Sunday, July 10-13. We weren't sure what to expect - our previous experiences camping have been at more "touristy" destinations. Since this was only an hour up the road from where we lived, we decided...More

25  Thank MassIS300
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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 .