Massachusetts Campgrounds

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!

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