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Connecticut River Valley Region
Gardner State Park
GARDNER STATE PARK
GARDNER STATE PARK
P.O. Box 105
Chester, Massachusetts   01011

Phone: 413-354-6347
C. M. Gardner State Park is located in the rolling Berkshire foothills along a scenic section of the Westfield River East Branch. In summer the sunlit mountain river here is a delightful spot to relax. A wooded picnic area is available on the banks of the river. Camping is available nearby at Chester-Blandford State Forest.

Also nearby are two impressive flood control dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Knightville Dam and Littleville Dam each over 160 feet high. These areas offer opportunities for hiking, group camping, fishing and boating.

The land was given for a state park in memory of Charles M. Gardner of Huntington, farmer, writer and National Grange leader for 34 years.


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27 Route 20
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413-354-2295


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413-269-8928


Sodom Mountain Campground
227 South Loomis Street
Southwick, MA
413-569-3930


Summit Hill Campground
34 Old Middlefield Road
Washington, MA
413-623-5761


Berkshire Park Camping Area
350 Harvey Road
Worthington, MA
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C.M. Gardner State Park is located in the eastern Berkshire foothills in western Massachusetts.

From East or West/MassPike (I-90): Take Exit 3 in Westfield. Bear right after tolls and follow Rtes. 10/202 south for 3 miles into downtown Westfield. Turn right onto US Rte. 20 west and continue for 10 miles into Huntington center. Turn right onto MA Rte. 112 north and continue for 2.3 miles. Park entrance is on left.

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Gardner State Park
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