RV Camping - All The Comforts Away From Home
Massachusetts has an abundance of RV camping sites located near spectacular and historic areas. From Cape Cod, to the Berkshires, you should have no trouble finding a great RV camping location just right for you and your family. Below are links to official public RV camping information, Private RV parks, official state tourism information, and tips on finding free camping locations in Massachusetts.
Private RV Parks - Research tool for finding private RV parks and campgrounds in Massachusetts.
Federal Camping and Recreation
State Camping and Recreation
The following are only a few examples of the many great RV camping locations available in Massachusetts.
Otter River State Forest is located in north central Massachusetts. There are 85 campsites, swimming beach, picnic area and even a ball field. Other activities include fishing, mountain biking, and hiking.
Clarksburg State Park has a 44 site campground located on 368 acres. Activities include non-motorized boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and biking.
Granville State Forest offers a small campground with no hookups. Activities include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and walking trails.
Wompatuck State Park is just a short drive from downtown Boston, and offers 262 wooded campsites of which 140 have electricity. Miles of hiking paths, paved bicycle trails, and fishing are just some of the activities available.
Littleville Lake is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and offers three camping areas.
One of Massachusetts most popular ocean beachs is located in Salisbury Beach State Reservation. There is a 484 site campground, bathhouses, playground and boat ramps.
Very popular with trailer campers, Scusset Beach State Reservation offers a 98 site camping area. There are no RV dump facilities, water, or restrooms, and only self contained RV's are allowed.
Myles Standish State Forest is the largest public recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts. The forest offers five camping areas along four of the forests 16 ponds. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, with hiking, biking, and horse trails as well.
Horseneck Beach State Reservation offers 100 campsites. Flush toilets, showers, water, picnic tables, fireplaces, and RV dump station available. There are no RV hookups.
USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.
Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in Massachusetts. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in Massachusetts. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.