Learn about camping and boondocking in Massachusetts

Boondocking in Massachusetts!

Boondocking in Massachusetts is difficult to find due to the lack of federal recreation lands. There are no national forests and no BLM lands. The state does not allow dispersed camping within its state forest system either. There are some free camping opportunities within its state wildlife management areas and state fishing lakes.

Massachusetts Boondocking Map

This Massachusetts Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews…

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Massachusetts Boondocking Maps

Places to Camp for Free in Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Camping Laws and Regulations

Is Dispersed Camping Allowed in Massachusetts State Forests?

Updated: March 28, 2024

No, dispersed camping is not allowed in Massachusetts State Forests. However, "backcountry camping" is allowed within the state forest system,...

Massachusetts Rest Area Rules

Updated: April 3, 2024

How long can you stay at a Massachusetts rest area? What are the full Massachusetts rest area rules? Is camping...

Federal Lands in Massachusetts