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Myles Standish State Forest

United States


Brochure InfoFour hundred campsites are tucked into the forest or set along the edges of four of the park's many ponds. Miles of hiking, equestrian and bicycle trails lead visitors into the forest and along the ponds for fishing and swimming. This campground is a great home base for exploring nearby historic Plymouth.Brochure Info - OrientationScattered throughout Myles Standish State Forest are several ecologically significant coastal plain "kettle" ponds. The shores of these ponds are extremely sensitive to trampling, so please observe the barriers and signs indicating fragile areas and respect the unique natural qualities of the park. Sprawling across the southern sections of Plymouth and Carver, Myles Standish State Forest is the largest publicly owned recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts.Brochure Info - RecreationIn the summer, interpretive programs, such as pond shore walks and cranberry bog explorations help acquaint visitors with the unique natural, cultural and historic aspects of the state forest. Myles Standish offers fifteen miles of bicycle trails, 35 miles of equestrian trails and 13 miles of hiking trails take visitors deep into the forest, which includes one of the largest contiguous pitch pine/scrub oak communities north of Long Island. There is also a day-use area at College Pond (summers only) that offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, and canoeing. Hunting is permitted at Myles Standish State Forest, for more information please click hereBrochure Info - Facilities and RestrictionsMyles Standish offers close to 400 campsites, equestrian camping, several group campsites that accommodate up to 20 people, and three yurts. Each campsite is equiped with a picnic table and a fire ring. Bathroom facilities with showers and flush toilets are located in each camping loop. There are NO HOOKUPS at this campground, however a dumping station is available for the convenience of our RV and trailer campers. Yurts are canvas sided, cabin-like structures that can accommodate 4 to 6 people. Yurts offer bunk beds, chairs and tables, and access to water, and two have electricity. (Linens and eating utensils are not provided.) NOTE: Electrical service is not sufficiently reliable for use with medical equipment. There is no smoking in the yurts and pets are prohibited from yurts and the encompassing sites. For equestrian campers, Charge Pond Loop C is set aside specifically for horse camping. Each horse site is large enough to hold a trailer and has room to set up a corral and can accommodate 2 - 3 horses. Campsites in the equestrian loop, are only available to campers who have brought their horse for the camping experience. Coggins papers are required at check-in. A pavilion is located by the day use area in Charge Pond, has electricity and includes grills and 8 picnic tables and can accommodate 60 vehicles. WE ARE NOT YET ACCEPTING 2021 RESERVATIONS FOR THE PAVILION. The pavilion can be reserved through ReserveAmerica. Rental does not include the daily parking fee of $8 for MA residents and $30 for non-MA residents. Please be advised, the rental of this facility is generally for a self-catered picnic or simple gathering. Should you be interested in having a caterer, amplified music, a bounce house, fundraising event, etc. you will need to secure permission via a special event permit. There is a $45 non-refundable application fee, and a Certificate of Liability Insurance will be required. For more information, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-a-state-parks-special-use-permit Brochure Info - Nearby AttractionsWhile in the area, be sure to visit other nearby DCR properties: Myles Standish Monument, Forefathers Monument, Scusset Beach State Reservation, Pilgrim Memorial State Park and Bay Farm Conservation Area. For more information please : click hereKey InfoSpecific to this facility: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. NO WALK-IN CAMPING ALLOWED. Please read the important information below, prior to making a reservation. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts state parks and campgrounds. Campsite Fees at Myles Standish State Forest $17 for MA resident / $54 for non-resident. THERE IS A $4.50 NON-REFUNDABLE TRANSACTION CHARGE FOR EACH RESERVATION MADE. Charge Pond Horse Loop C: Reserved for horse camping only, has water spigots along the loop and additional spigots at the restroom building. Coggins Test papers and your horse are required at check-in. Massachusetts prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of any DCR campground. Firewood must be purchased at the campground. Transportation of firewood or other wood products, may result in eviction. PLEASE NOTE THAT FIREWOOD SALES ARE BY CREDIT CARD ONLY. EFFECTIVE 2021, THE COST IS $7 PER BUNDLE. Check-in time is 1:00 to 9:00 pm; check out by 11:00 am. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. The use of generators is not permitted during quiet hours except for the purpose of operating a medical device. Reservation and Occupancy: Campers and/or camping equipment are limited to 14 cumulative days occupancy in any one park between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Violators of the 14-day limit may have their reservation cancelled and be asked to leave the park. Reservations must be in the name of the primary occupant, who is at least 18 years of age. A photo ID is required at check- in and must match the name on the reservation. Campsite occupancy is limited to four adults, or two adults and the children in their care. Campsites are limited to two tents, or one tent and one trailer or RV, and two vehicles maximum (including tow trailers) per site. Reservations with departure dates outside the 4-month maximum window cannot be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made. Cancellations and changes will incur a $10 fee. Day of arrival cancellations require a phone call to the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping fee, plus the $10 cancellation fee. Reserved campsites will be held until 8:00 am on the day after your scheduled arrival date. If we are not contacted, your reservation will be no-showed resulting in no refund. Camping with Pets: Pets are permitted at most campgrounds and there is a limit of four pets per campsite. A current rabies certificate must be presented at check-in. Pets must be leashed at all times and cannot be left unattended. Pets are not permitted in state buildings or when camping in a yurt or cabin.Important Information for Daily EntranceDirectionFrom Cape Cod: Drive over the Sagamore Bridge to Rte. 3 North to Exit 3. Take left at the top of the ramp. Go 1/2 of a mile. Take right onto Long Pond Road. Drive approximately 3 miles on Long Pond Rd. Entrance to park is on left. Follow signs to Headquarters. Stop by Headquarters to register. From Route 495: Take Rte. 495 to Exit 2 and the intersection with Rte. 58. Follow Rte. 58 North and Tremont Street. Turn right onto Cranberry Road. Park Headquarters is at the end of Cranberry Road. Stop by headquarters to register. From Boston/Points North: Take Rte. 3 South to Exit 5. At bottom of ramp take a right onto Long Pond Road. Drive approximately 3.8 miles on Long Pond Road. Entrance to park is on right. Follow signs to Headquarters. Campground Address: 194 Cranberry Road South Carver, MA 02366 Campground Phone Number: 508-866-2526 Booking Window Product InfoFee Cancellation Desc Please read our Fees and Cancellation Policies Reservations must be in the name of the primary occupant. Reservations with departure dates outside the 4-month maximum window cannot be changed or canceled until 18 days after the reservation was made. If you choose to cancel or change your reservation, a $10 fee will be charged. The reservation transaction fee is non-refundable. Refunds of $5 or less cannot be processed. If you leave early, please checkout at the contact station. Cancellations made on the day of arrival must be made by calling the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping fee plus a $10 cancellation fee. If you are unable to arrive on your scheduled arrival date, you must call the campground and let them know. Failure to contact the park by 8 a.m. the morning following your scheduled arrival date may result in your campsite being reassigned to another camper and forfeiture of fees paid.

Campgrounds inside Myles Standish State Forest

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