Central MA

Tully Lake Campground


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.


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


Reservations for the 2024 camping season are now open!


Please note that Tully Lake is a tent-only, walk-in campground.

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. All campsites are ‘walk-in’- about 5-10 minute walk from the parking lot. No cars allowed at campsites.

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 showers, firewood, fire starters, and ice are sold onsite. Don’t wait to reserve, this campground fills up quickly!

*HIGH DEMAND* If you have trouble finding a campsite at Tully Lake, please visit our sister campground in Provincetown, offering camping on the Cape: Dunes’ Edge Campground.

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

Ideas for Your Visit

WHAT TO DO: 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.


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

Admission & Hours

Campsite reservations are now open for all dates!
Campsites Weekday Weekend & Peak
Inland $37.00 $43.00
Waterfront $42.00 $49.00
  • Peak pricing will be June 25 – August 25
  • Check-in is at 2p, Check-out is at noon
  • 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 Rentals: $10
  • Disc Golf Rentals: $5
  • Fishing Pole Rentals: $10
  • Boat Rentals (Kayaks & Canoes)
Canoe Rentals Pricing
4 Hour $50
Full Day $80
Additional Days $70
Single Kayak/Paddle  Board Rentals Pricing
4 Hour $35
Full Day $55
Additional Days $50
*Twilight boat special from May 16th to June 16th and September 5th thru Sept 29th. Weekdays only, Monday – Thursday 3pm to 8pm. Price per boat:
-$20 members
-$25 non members

Directions & Contact Info

Tully Lake Campground
25 Doane Hill Road
Royalston, MA 01368
Tel: 978.249.4957 (March – October)

Get directions on Google Maps.

From Rt. 2, take Exit 77 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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*The Tully Lake Campground is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and managed by The Trustees.

What You'll Find

Explore the Campsites

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 showers available for guest use.

Learn more about the Tully Trail .

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

Facilities & Accessibility

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

Accessibility features

  • Wheelchair accessible campsites (1 & 2 first come first serve)
  • Wheelchair accessible bathrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • All-terrain Wheelchair accessible trails

Venue Rental

PAVILLION RENTAL: The US Army Corp pavilion, which is not located at Tully Lake Campground, is now reservable through the recreation.gov website. See the link below. You can use the calendar feature online and select the appropriate date and check out using your credit card.


Property Map

Navigating the Area:

Campground Map Trail Map

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


Regulations & Advisories

Campground Regulations
  • Pets are allowed and must be kept on leash and cleaned up after. Owners must present a copy of proof of rabies vaccination
  • Alcohol is not permitted
  • No more than two 4-person tents and one tarp/screen tent is allowed per site.
  • An adult must accompany all campers under the age of 18.
  • Quiet hours are between 10PM and 7AM.
  • Please no portable electronic devices that can be heard from neighboring sites
  • Firewood is available for sale. To eliminate the spread of infectious insects and diseases to trees, we no longer allow wood from home.
  • Collection of dead loose wood from the ground IS allowed, removing live trees and branches is NOT.
  • Swimming and wading IS allowed at the camper’s own risk.
  • Food must not be left at sites unattended. Please bring locking storage or bring food back to your vehicle when not at your site.
  • Dishes must be washed at the outside sinks at the comfort station, not in the lake or at sites.
  • The possession of firearms, or other projectile firing devices is prohibited (pellet guns, bows, etc.)

Cancellation Policy

Visitors that do not arrive or call 978.249.4957 by 8PM on the first day of their reservation are not eligible for a refund and are not guaranteed their site. Otherwise the reservation will be cancelled and subject to re-rental. While we hope you do not need to cancel, we have a high demand for our sites so we must enforce a strict cancellation/No show policy. We don’t charge extra for sunshine, and we can’t give refunds due to bad weather (like rain and storms) or climate related events (like fire bans due to drought or low lake levels). Check weather reports and cancel early if weather is an issue for you. No refunds for early departures.

  • For cancellations made 7 days or less before arrival, no refunds are given.
  • For cancellations made between 7 – 14 days before arrival, one day’s site fee (per reserved site) will be charged.
  • For cancellations made 14 days or more before arrival, a $20 processing fee will be kept and the remainder will be refunded or credited towards a different reservation in that season only.

*The member price is the 90% deposit. For non-Trustees members you will be charged the remainder of your deposit the 1st day of your reservation (regardless if you show up). If you are a Trustees Member please, bring your membership card with you and we will not charge the additional 10%.*

PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Supporting Members before conducting portrait sessions at this property.  Click here for more information, and to request permission for any portrait sessions. The Trustees of Reservations reserves the right, and may give permission to its designated photographers and videographers, or to outside media, to photograph or video visitors and program participants at all its facilities and properties.

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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.

Shannon O, TripAdvisor

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