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Otter River State Forest 'Millers River' © Roy Sunter
A view of the Millers River from McLaughlin Trail, Otter River State Forest, MA
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Otter River State Forest
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OTTER RIVER STATE FOREST
OTTER RIVER STATE FOREST
New Winchendon Rd.
Baldwinville, Massachusetts   01436

Phone: 978-939-8962
Reservations: 978-939-8962
Otter River State Forest
'Millers River'

A view of the Millers River from McLaughlin Trail, Otter River State Forest, MA

Otter River State Forest
'Millers River'

A view of the Millers River from McLaughlin Trail, Otter River State Forest, MA

Otter River State Forest
© Bernard Kingsley

Otter River State Forest
'Rocks in the Road'
© Bernard Kingsley

One of the things that makes this park so attractive is that they leave nature alone.

Otter River State Forest
'Veteran'
© Bernard Kingsley

Honoring veterans from the revolutionary war. The local veterans still place flags on these graves

Otter River State Forest
'Old Graveyard'
© Bernard Kingsley

In the middle of the park is an old cemetery which has graves dating back to the 1700s.

Otter River State Forest
'Fringed Polygala'

alongside Goodnow Rd, Otter River State Forest, MA

Otter River State Forest
'Frozen Pond'
© Bernard Kingsley

This pond is quite busy with animals during the summer, but now it is almost in suspension.

Otter River State Forest
'Dragonfly'

seen at the edge of Beaver Pond, Otter River State Forest, MA

Otter River State Forest is a popular camping and day-use facility in a beautiful area of north central Massachusetts. Its developed facilities are centered on Beaman Pond and include 85 campsites, a swimming beach, ball field and picnic areas. Yurt camping is also available. Otter River State Forest was the first area acquired by the State Forest Commission in 1915.
History of the Area
Some of the forest area was cleared in the nineteenth century for small farms. After the state acquired the land, it was reforested with groves of pines which were planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The CCC also built the first campground sites in the area. The vegetation is now a transition zone between three forest types: oak and hickory, northern hardwood, and the pines. The forest is home to numerous wild flowers and shrubs, deer, chipmunks, catbirds, warblers and vireos.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
CampingPrimativeyes
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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 24 our favorite by judy vantrece
Loved otter river if you love OUT DOOR camping without a lot of campers this is the place


Area Campgrounds
Peaceful Acres Campground
52 Flagg Road
Hubbardston, MA
978-928-4413
Pout & Trout Campground
94 River Road
North Rutland, MA
508-886-6677
Lamb City Campground
85 Royalston Road
Phillipston, MA
The Wagon Wheel Campground
909 Wendell Road
Warwick, MA
978-544-8120
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Elm's Bait & Tackle
56 Elm St
Baldwinville, MA
(978) 939-8075
Weather Forecast, (01436)

Directions
Otter River State Forest is located in north central Massachusetts.

From the east: Take Rte. 2 west to exit 20, then right onto Baldwinville Rd. to the end, right again onto Rte. 202 north. Follow 202 north 1.2 miles to the park entrance on the left.

From the west: Follow Rte. 2 East to exit 20, then turn left onto Baldwinville Rd. till the end, then right onto Rte. 202 North. Follow 202 North 1.2 miles to the Park entrance on the left.

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