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RV Camping and Campgrounds In Massachusetts

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.

Massachusetts Private RV Parks and Campgrounds

Private RV Parks - Research tool for finding private RV parks and campgrounds in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts RV Camping Information

Federal Camping and Recreation

  • National Park Service - NPS information about National Parks and other NPS administered lands in Massachusetts. Numerous historical corridors are located in Massachusetts, and these areas show camping, but campgrounds are not managed by the NPS. Private RV parks, and state park campgrounds are available near NPS managed facilities.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers - USACE/COE information about Corps lakes and campgrounds in Massachusetts.
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service - FWS information about National Wildlife Refuges in Massachusetts. Information provided to help locate areas you may be more interested in visiting, but be aware that most NWR's do not allow camping.

State Camping and Recreation

RV Camping Reservations

  • Camping Reservations - Pick your state campsite in advance and have it waiting for you when you arrive.

Massachusetts RV Dump Stations

Massachusetts Public RV Campground Locations

The following are only a few examples of the many great RV camping locations available in Massachusetts.

BALDWINVILLE Baldwinville Camping Location Map
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 Clarksburg Camping Location Map
Clarksburg State Park has a 44 site campground located on 368 acres. Activities include non-motorized boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and biking.

GRANVILLE Granville Camping Location Map
Granville State Forest offers a small campground with no hookups. Activities include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and walking trails.

HINGHAM Hingham Camping Location Map
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.

HUNTINGTON Huntington Camping Location Map
Littleville Lake is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and offers three camping areas.

SALISBURY Salisbury Camping Location Map
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.

SANDWICH Sandwich Camping Location Map
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.

South Carver South Carver Camping Location Map
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.

WESTPORT POINT Westport Point Camping Location Map
Horseneck Beach State Reservation offers 100 campsites. Flush toilets, showers, water, picnic tables, fireplaces, and RV dump station available. There are no RV hookups.

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Federal Public Land
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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.

Free Overnight Parking Ideas

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.

  • Truck Stops - Asking permission is usually not a requirement Be considerate of the big rigs!
  • Walmart - Not all stores allow overnight RV parking in Massachusetts due to city ordinances. Check store for policy.
  • Nightclubs - Had one too many or just pretending?
  • Grain Elevators - Ask where you can park your RV out of the way for the night.
  • Fraternal Organizations - VFW, Elks etc. may allow members free overnight RV camping.
  • Cemetery - Sounds creepy to us, but we've also heard they may have water available.
  • Fairgrounds - State and County facilities may allow RV camping when not otherwise in use.
  • Parks - City, County, State, and Community parks often have free RV camping.
  • Churches - You can almost make "reservations" by calling ahead for permission.
  • Hotel Parking Lots - Assuming a nightclub/bar is inside, had one too many or just pretending?
  • Truck Terminals - Parking areas for large trucks might allow you free RV camping permission.
  • RV Dealers - Pretty brave to us, but you could fit right in.
  • Cracker Barrel - These nationwide restaurants usually allow free overnight RV parking.
  • Movie Theaters - Too tired to drive home after the late show?
  • Highway Rest Areas - All rest areas allow a few hours of free RV parking, but noisy.
  • Drive In Movies - Got a small RV, park in the back row and enjoy the show. Fell asleep by accident right?
  • Vehicle Repair Shops - Need to see the repairman first thing in the morning?
  • Big Box Retailers - Kmart, Best Buy, Sams Club often allow free RV camping.
  • Roadside Parks & Picnic Areas - The early day version of the rest area.

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.