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Pearl Hill State Park, MA

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Pearl Hill State Park is located in north central Massachusetts north of Fitchburg. It encompasses 1000 acres and adjoins the 2600-acre Willard Brook State Forest, so there are miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. There is a new 4-mile trail connecting Damon Pond of Willard Brook State Forest to Pearl Hill State Park. The campground has 51 large and generally private sites along with a new bathhouse. There is also a 5-acre pond that has a large beach and swimming area.

Beware of your GPS guidance: The park entrance is on New Fitchburg Road, not Vinton Pond Road.

978-597-8802 year-round
978-597-2850 seasonal contact station

Campground open May - October

Date of visit: July 2017

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Let's take a walk through the campground and see what types of sites it has to offer. In a very secluded area are sites 1-3 - these would be great sites for a small group of friends or family.

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Site 4 is in the foreground with site 5 beyond it. This is generally the appearance of the entire campground - lots of trees and not much undergrowth.

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Site 8. Most of the sites here are fairly flat.

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Site 9.

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Site 10.

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Sites 13 and 14.

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Site 15 is a bit more "public" than most, being located right near the road. In the background is one of the two older bathhouses.

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Site 18 is unique in having a defined tent pad.

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Folks in search of privacy will like site 46.

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The new bathhouse is quite modern with hot showers. There is also an outside sink where campers can wash their dishes, pots and pans.

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The beach and swimming area is a fair distance from the campground, so families with younger children may want to drive. The beach is in the day-use area of the park and seems to be quite popular.

Fees

51 sites - no hookups: $27 ($17 for MA residents)

Group site $50/$35 for MA residents,

Amenities

Bathhouse with hot showers

Central water faucets

No RV dump station

 Activities

 Hiking, biking, swimming

Entrance gate coordinates: 42.655596, -71.757125

Elevation: 551ft ~ 168m

Campground Map

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