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Great campgrounds and state parks welcome you to North of Boston/Merrimack Valley

Among the choices of lodgings and accommodations North of Boston, Massachusetts, are public and private campgrounds. Massachusetts campgrounds are operated at many of the dozens of state forests, state parks, and reservations throughout the North of Boston region. A stay at an MA campground at Harold Parker State Forest, Salisbury Beach State Reservation, or Walden Pond is a wonderful and inexpensive outdoor-oriented vacation for children and families, and people who love the beach, fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking. North of Boston region, including picturesque Cape Ann, is a place to go whale watching in Gloucester, visit museums of witchcraft in Salem, learn about New England’s seafaring past at the Peabody Essex Museum, enjoy art and beautiful harbor vistas in Marblehead and Rockport, see the history of the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, and dine on lobster and seafood at every stop.
Salisbury Beach State Reservation - Salisbury, MA - Photo Credit Gary Miles
Salisbury Beach State Reservation

1 Beach Road - Route 1A Salisbury, MA, 01952 Phone: 508-462-4481

This ocean beach is very popular for trailer camping, offering 484 trailer sites. Camping season is May to October, but off-season camping, only from Thursdays through Sundays, is allowed from mid-October to late November. Another excellent state park for trailer camping is Scusset Beach State Reservation in Sandwich. - Camping Area Map
Campground Entrance - Harold Parker State Forest - Andover, MA - Photo Credit Guillermo Teseira
Harold Parker State Forest

133 Jenkins Road Andover, MA, 01810 Phone: 508-686-3391

Harold Parker State Forest is a large property of hardwood and pine forests a short drive form boston. . Camping is done at widely-spaced sites in a hardwood forest, with plenty of privacy. Camp sites has picnic tables and grills and bathrooms with hot showers. No electrical hookups. Camping season is May to early September. - Trail Map (PDF) - Reserve a Campsite