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Central MA

Tully Lake Campground

Royalston

On the shores of Tully Lake

Discover real camping adventures in the North Quabbin Region of Central Massachusetts, just an hour and a half from Boston and Springfield.

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Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Ideas for Your Visit
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions
  • What You'll Find
  • Facilities
  • Venue Rental
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories

Overview

2021 SEASON IS HERE! Camping will be open April 30 – October 17th.

*HIGH DEMAND* Please note that due to high demand, some campsites will sell out fast. Booking will be available online at 7am on the following dates:

  • March 1: Reservations open for April 30 – June 17
  • March 8: Reservations open for June 18 – July 22
  • March 15: Reservations open for July 23 – August 26
  • March 22: Reservations open for August 27 – October 17
Reserve Your Campsite

On the shores of a 200-acre lake, Tully Lake Campground offers a classic tent-only camping retreat with an array of modern conveniences and outdoor recreation in the shade of towering pine trees.

Before arriving, you’ll reserve a campsite either inland or on the waterfront, each with its own picnic table and fire pit with grill. Along with a centrally located bathhouse with flush toilets and coin-operated showers, firewood, fire starters, and ice are sold onsite. Don’t wait to reserve, this campground fills up quick!

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Ideas for Your Visit

After pitching your tent, it’s time to explore the wonders all around. Rent a canoe or kayak to paddle up the Tully River and explore the islands and inlets on the lake, or cast a fishing line from the campground banks. Amble down sections of the 22-mile Tully Trail for glimpses of tranquil overlooks and roaring waterfalls—and, if you’re up for it, spend two days hiking the whole trail—or mountain bike the 7.5-mile loop around Long Pond. Head back and take a nap, or gather the whole family for a game of disc golf, horseshoes, volleyball, or cornhole.

Rentals are available:

  • Boat Rentals (Kayaks & Canoes)
  • Paddle Board Rentals
  • Disc Golf Rentals
  • Fishing Pole Rentals
Reserve Your Campsite

Admission & Hours

Campsites Weekday Weekend & Peak
Inland $37.00 $43.00
Waterfront $42.00 $49.00
  • Peak pricing will be June 18 – August 26
  • Site fees include 4 campers and 2 vehicles
  • $10 per night per additional Adult and $6 per child
  • 8 person limit per site (excluding children 4 and under)
  • $10 per extra car
  • Weekends are 2-night minimum stay (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun)
  • Trustees’ members receive a 10% discount on their site fees for one site per reservation, boat rentals, and merchandise. Discounts will be applied on site upon check-in. To become a member, and to enjoy access to all 120 of the Trustees of Reservations properties, please click HERE.

Rentals are available:

  • Paddle Board Rentals: $10
  • Disc Golf Rentals: $5
  • Fishing Pole Rentals: $10
  • Boat Rentals (Kayaks & Canoes)
Boat Rentals Weekday  Weekend & Peak
4 Hour $35 $50
Full Day $55 $80
Additional Days $50 $70

 

Directions

Tully Lake Campground
25 Doane Hill Road
Royalston, MA 01368
Tel: 978.249.4957 (March – October)
tullylakecampground@thetrustees.org

Get directions on Google Maps.

From Rt. 2, take Exit 18 and turn left onto Rt. 2A West toward Athol. From the intersection of Rts. 2A and 32 North in Athol, cross the Millers River Bridge and bear left following the signs on Rt. 32 North. Proceed about 4 mi., passing the Tully Dam, and take a right onto Doane Hill Rd. Proceed for 1 mi. Tully Lake Campground is on the right.

 

Mailing Address:

Tully Lake Campground
P.O. Box 100
Royalston, MA 01368

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What You'll Find

Explore the Campsites

Tully Lake Campground is your close-to-home wilderness getaway! A tent-only campground set along the shores of a 200-acre lake in Royalston Massachusetts, Tully Lake Campground showcases the best of New England outdoor recreation. Paddle up the picturesque Tully River, or explore the islands and inlets on the lake. Hike to tranquil overlooks and roaring waterfalls, or mountain bike the 7.5-mile loop around Long Pond. Fish off the campground banks or lounge in the refreshing shade of towering pine trees.

  • Tent-only campground offers a unique getaway in Royalston, Massachusetts.
  • Choose from inland and waterfront campsites. We have carts available for hauling your gear to your site (note: no vehicles are allowed on site).
  • Bring the entire family – we offer family-oriented programs throughout the season.
  • Dogs are welcome, as long as you bring a copy of their rabies vaccination and keep them on-leash only, please.
  • Relax by the water or get out on it: Rent canoes, kayaks, fishing poles, GPS, or disc golf equipment.
  • Centrally located bathhouse with flush toilets and coin-operated showers available for guest use.

Learn more about the Tully Trail and the Tully Lake Triathlon.

*The Tully Lake Campground is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and managed by The Trustees.

Facilities

Centrally located bathhouse with flush toilets and coin-operated showers available for guest use. Firewood, fire starters, and ice are sold onsite.

Reserve Your Campsite

Venue Rental

Please reach out to mkrumme@thetrustees.org for any property rental questions.

Property Map

Campground Map

Download the Tully Lake Campground map to view site locations.

Trail Map

We recommend that you take a photo of the map on your phone so you can refer to it during your visit, or download a trail map before you head out.

 

Regulations & Advisories

COVID SAFETY:

Be safe during your stay at Tully Lake Campground

The Trustees asks that visitors follow these social distancing guidelines for the health and safety of all, and to help keep properties open in these challenging times:

  • Please bring your own mask and plenty of hand sanitizer
  • Mask: Visitors (over the age of 2) must wear face coverings while away from the visitor’s campsite and on the campground (this includes restrooms, ranger station, parking lots, and boat rental area).
  • Distancing: Maintain at least 6 feet of separation from anyone else who is not from their immediate party, including stepping aside on the trail to let others pass.
  • Check-in/Check-out: Please have one party member from your group handle check-in and check-out.
  • Capacity: No more than 8 people per campsite. The site fee covers 4 people per a campsite. $10 per additional person.
  • Visitors: Additional visitors are not permitted from outside the campground. Activities between or among more than one campsite group are not permitted
  • Parking: No more than 2 cars per campsite- Please carpool to help congestion. Each vehicle must check in at Ranger station and register their car. $10 fee per extra car
  • Dogs: Please keep dogs leashed and away from other visitors at all times

Campground Operations – What to Expect

  • There will be hand sanitizing stations at the ranger station, restrooms, carts and boat house.
  • Bathrooms have a 4-person limit. Please be mindful of others and use the facilities in a timely manner.
  • Portable toilets will be available at the main campsite trail heads.
  • Stand six feet apart while waiting in line outside the restrooms, outdoor sinks, and portable potties.
  • Limited items for sale outside the Ranger station door- wood, fire starters, matches, sunscreen, bug spray, propane, ice, and toiletries. No food items will be for sale at this time.

Our Cleaning and Hygiene Protocols

  • We established cleaning and disinfecting protocols utilizing best practice recommendations from the CDC and the Massachusetts EOEEA
  • In addition to the daily cleanings, our staff will regularly perform more frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces such as door handles, counters, faucets, sinks, toilet seats, flush handles, and dispensers for soap, paper towel & hand sanitizers according to their level of usage.
  • All of our restrooms have adequate hand washing capability with soap and fresh water.
  • Guests are encouraged to wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and fresh water.
  • We installed hand sanitizers at all public touch points throughout the campground
  • We will be working hard to regularly clean and sanitize our facilities restrooms and showers. We ask guests to take personal responsibility to wipe down surfaces prior to touching them, and again after touching them. This will go a long way in helping to stop the transmission of germs and viruses.
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Love, love, love this place. Tent only campground. Perfect little gem of a campground. Staff is great! Lots to do, tons of hiking trails, kayaking/canoeing, corn hole, volleyball nets, horseshoes, swimming, fishing or just relax and enjoy.

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