Harold Parker State Forest


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IMPORTANT: MA State Parks prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities. Arriving customers must get their firewood at the campground. Firewood is available for $5.00 per bundle or $10.00 for 3 bundles. Pricing may vary at campgrounds with camp stores. Transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities may result in eviction, or substantial fine, or both. Harold Parker State Forest comprises just over 3,000 acres of hardwood, hemlock and white pine forest. The forest is twenty miles north of Boston and within one hour's drive of many cultural and historical attractions. Recreational opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping and picnicking. The forest has over 35 miles of logging roads and trails and offers quiet seclusion to off-road hikers adn bikers. Non-motorized boating is allowed on any of the 11 ponds. No horse, boat or bike rentals are available at the facility. The campground is located about 2 miles from the Headquarters on 133 Jenkins Road in Andover. The campground has 89 sizeable campsites that are spread out sufficiently to provide a real "forest" camping experience. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and a grill, and although no electric or water hookups are available, the bathrooms do have hot water showers. Camping is offered late May to early September; office hours are from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Contact: State Government
Posted by: ReserveAmerica.com on May 13, 2011
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    Campground Activities

    Accessible Restrooms, Basketball, Bicycling (Mountain), Boating (Non-Motorized), Camping, Canoeing, Comfort Stations, Dump Station, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Interpretive Programs, Leashed Pet Allowed, Parking, Playground, Public Telephones, Swimming, Water Hookups

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    Reviews of Harold Parker State Forest

    Reviewed by Patti Schnupp Nunley on July 6, 2015

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    Great spot , mostly large private sites. Clean bathrooms. Very relaxing. Attentive park staff.
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    Reviewed by CambridgeCamper on August 9, 2011

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    We enjoyed a large, clean, private, quiet camp site along the edge of a beautiful lake. Two thumbs up!
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