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Camping in Wompatuck State Park

What to Bring

Tent   Stove
Sleeping bags   Sleeping pad
Flashlight   Matches
Insect repellent   Plastic bags for
Food   Hiking shoes
Water   Bikes
Cooking gear    


From Boston, take I-93 south
Take left exit for route 3 south
Take exit 14 and route 228 north for about a mile
Turn right on route 53 south for less than a mile
Turn left on Grove street
After about 2.5 miles, turn left on School
street, becoming Union street
Turn left for campground entrance
  Good to know in advance
Open from May 21, 2004 to Oct 10, 2004

$10 per night per campsite (w/o electricity)

4 people and 2 cars maximum per site
Check-in 1:00 PM - Check out 11:00 AM
Restrooms and showers
Wompatuck State Park: Union St., Hingham, MA, 02043 (781) 749 7160
Alcoholic beverages prohibited
Dogs allowed on leash with proof of rabies vaccination (please clean up after your pet)
Be quiet after dark and in early morning
Stay on trails when hiking and biking

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Difficulty: 1/5
  Time from Boston: 40 mins.
  Duration: Weekend

$10 per site
per night

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Wompatuck State Park is probably the closest campground to the Boston area. This is a perfect place for a night away from home when you do not have time to spend the whole weekend in the great outdoors. Still, you will be deep in the woods, and you will feel as far from the big city as you would in New Hampshire or Maine.

All 260 campsites are under the trees and therefore very shady in the summer. Most have long driveways that take you off the access roads.

Several trails around the campground will allow you to explore the State Park, and there is a 12-mile network of bike trails on the other side of Union Street. Other roads in and around the Park are also very pleasant for a bike ride, and traffic is usually light in the area. Mountain biking is also allowed on trails in the Park.

From Wompatuck State Park, you can also drive to Hingham Harbor, one of the best spots for paddling around Boston. Check our Kayak at Hingham adventure to go on the water with no hassle.

You can make an advance reservation for Wompatuck State Park campground by calling 1-877-422-6762 or by visiting

Please note there is an $8.50 fee for all reservations.

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