Pearl Hill State Park, MA


 

 

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


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.

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.

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

Site 9.

Site 10.

Sites 13 and 14.

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.

Site 18 is unique in having a defined tent pad.

Folks in search of privacy will like site 46.

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

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

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