The Massachusetts state park system is one of
the most contrasting and biggest state park organizations
in the U.S. Massachusetts state park and other campgrounds
offer some of the most beautiful scenery on the east coast,
many with magnificent ocean views. Imagine waking up in
your tent and popping your head out to the smell of the
salty ocean air! Now that's camping at its finest.
Many Massachusetts campgrounds are natural habitats to
many different kinds fo wildlife such as bobcats, bears
and beavers as well as various wild and colorful birds.
The best times to camp does depend on personal preference
in some aspects. What's too hot for one person could
be heaven for another. Temperatures from November to April
range from 30̊F to 50̊F. May to September see
average temperatures from 65̊F to 79̊F. The
very hottest months are definitely June, July and August
when camping outdoors can become uncomfortably hot. Early
in spring and later in the fall the night time temperatures
can drop significantly and become quite cold although
the days are fairly warm and mild.
Marthas Vineyard Family Campground is the only of Massachusetts
campgrounds in the area and located under 2 miles from
the ferry terminal. The ferry terminal is connected to
the campground by the Island's shuttle bus and the
buses run every 30 minutes .The campground is an accessible
and affordable option making it an attractive to many
people visiting The Vineyard. Ample wooded sites complete
with fireplaces, picnic tables and hookups for tents and
RV's. There are modern restrooms with hot showers,
a recreation hall, playground and Laundromat all located
within this Massachusetts campgrounds vicinity. There
are many biking trails, one-of-a-kind shops, golf
courses, miles of secluded beaches and excellent fishing all accessible from this campground. Based upon two people,
the site rates start at $46.00 and include water and electric.
Additional people on the site are an extra $15.00 per
night. Make sure to confirm rates before making reservations.
When planning on camping Massachusetts in the western
area, Sodem Mountain and Southwick Acres campgrounds are
fantastic and very close to Six Flags New England. When
camping Massachusetts, cities nearby include Springfield,
West Springfield and Agawam. Sodem Mountain camping Massachusetts
offers large sites in a rural setting and lots of things
to do including swimming, hiking,
basketball, and lots of other great activities. Just some
of the amenities and features include an wooded or open
sites, 250 acres of hiking trails, outdoor pavilion, free
wireless internet, large pool, full time activities director,
a store, on site laundry and tons of sports and games.
Rates start at $34.00 per night including water and electric.
There are several weekend specials to choose from as well
but be sure to inquire about rates before booking.
When camping in Massachusetts there are so many options.
For city lovers, there is actually a campground right
in Boston called the Boston Minuteman
Campground. The beauty of the outdoors coupled with the
convenience of the city! Some rather popular camping in
Massachusetts involves moving around and discovering the
different parts of the state which feature rivers, lakes,
valleys and mountains. While camping in Massachusetts
in the coastal areas, campers can explore the beaches
and whaling ports along the coastline's 1800 miles. Then
delve back in time and scout out historic villages and
museums. Camping in Massachusetts has endless outdoor
possibilities that can easily be coupled with city attractions
and amenities to provide a balanced holiday. For those
seeking the serenity and isolation of the outdoors without
the city, Massachusetts provides that too!