Mass. campgrounds now taking site reservations
It may only by February, but if you want to go camping this year, reservations are now open at the 27 campgrounds run by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The online and over-the-phone reservation system opened on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. and allows reservations to be made up to four months in advance from April through October. But DCR Commissioner Doug Rice says you don't necessarily have to lock down your plans today.
"There are day-of reservations available because campers are always changing their reservations or canceling their reservations. So folks can go on day-of and search throughout all the different campgrounds and see what kind of availability there is for sites if they don't get in early."
The offerings at each campground vary — some only offer toilets or an RV space, while others include yurts and cabins for those looking for a roof over their head and electricity.
There is a two-night minimum at most campsites, so be prepared to get cozy. Accessible campsite options with level ground, pedestal grills and accessible picnic tables are also available to ensure everyone can enjoy the magic of the outdoors.
Over 50,000 reservations were made in 2022. Rice expects to see 150,000 campers visit state campgrounds between April and October this year.