The Rocky Woods camping experience offers weekend/holiday camping in a safe environment, without having to venture far from home.The property is home to 15 walk-in campsites, with amenities that include bathrooms, a dish sink,outdoor showers and a few camping essentials for purchase.
Standard Weekend/Holiday Pricing:
Holiday weekends are open through Monday: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day & Indigenous Peoples Day.
Price includes 4 campers – $10 per additional person.
6 person maximum (2 tents) at each campsite.
Trustees’ members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, with access to all 120 of the Trustees properties, please click HERE.
Sites 1-10: Family Friendly sites close to the pond and Visitor Center. A 5-10 minute walk with a wheelbarrow.
Sites 11-15: Newer ‘backcountry’ campsites, tucked deeper in the forest for a quiet, more intimate camping experience. A 10-15 minute walk with a wheelbarrow.
Check-in is between 3p – 8p. Please call if you will be later than 8p.
Check-out is 12pm. Staying beyond checkout time will result in being charged a full day campsite fee.
Parking: No vehicles are allowed beyond the Visitor Center parking lot. We provide wheelbarrows to help you bring your gear to the campsite.
Quiet hours are between 10pm and 7am.
Trash and unwanted equipment must be removed from the campsite at departure.
Food should not be left unattended—please store in airtight containers or in car.
Pets: If you are planning on camping with your dog, you must bring a copy of your proof of rabies vaccination. Dogs must be kept on leash.
Fire Rules and Safety:
1 bundle of wood per campsite, per night
Fires may be limited or not permitted, based on recommendations from the fire department. Please check our website for updates.
To prevent the spread of harmful insects and diseases to trees, wood must be purchased on site and not brought from home.
Keep fires in designated fireplaces and never leave a fire unattended.
Extinguish fires by 10p. Morning fires are not permitted. Please be mindful of day hikers.
Visitors that do not arrive or call by 8pm on the first day of their reservation are not eligible for a refund and are not guaranteed their site.
For cancellations made 14 days or less before arrival, no refunds are given. This includes no reservation changes under 14 days out.
For cancellations made 15 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.
Things to do:
Rent a canoe or kayak from the Visitor Center or cast a fishing line from the shore. Boat Rental pricing is $20 an hour- Open Saturday and Sunday morning.
Hike the three-quarter-mile loop around Chickering Pond—the largest of the reservation’s five man-made ponds for a fun family outing. Feeling adventurous, take the Mine Hill Loop along the 420-foot-high Mine Hill Ridge or summit Cedar Hill for the tree top views.
Visit Powisset Farm nearby to hike, see farm animals, and purchase goods from the farm store.