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Campsites and Shelters on the Mass AT

This is a list of campsites and shelters on the Massachusetts portion of the Appalachian Trail, listed from north to south.

Sherman Brook Campsite: 1.8 miles north of Mass Avenue, North Adams

  • 3 tent platforms
  • Privy
  • Bear box
  • Water at spring or brook

Wilbur Clearing: 0.3 miles west on Money Brook Falls Trail, 0.5 miles north of Notch Rd.

  • Small shelter
  • 4 tent platforms and 4 tent pads
  • Moldering privy
  • Bear box
  • Water source down hill in front of shelter

Noepel Shelter: 2.8 miles south of Rockwell Rd.

  • Large shelter
  • Group site, 2 tent platforms and 2 tent pads
  • Moldering privy
  • Bear box
  • Water 0.2 miles down blue blaze trail to left of shelter

Crystal Mountain Campsite: 3.7 miles north of Gulf Road, Dalton

  • Five tent pads
  • Privy
  • Bear box
  • Water source crosses AT just north of side trail to campsite

Kay Wood Shelter: 0.3 miles south of Grange Hall Road, Dalton

  • Large shelter
  • 6 tent pads
  • Moldering privy
  • Bear box
  • Water source right out of shelter past tent pads down to small stream

October Mountain Shelter: 2.2 miles south of Pittsfield Rd (Washington Mtn Rd) 

  • Large shelter
  • 4 tent pads
  • Moldering privy
  • Bear box
  • Water source crosses AT just south of campsite

Upper Goose Pond Cabin: On 0.5 mile side trail 1.6 miles south of Route 20, Lee

  • Cabin is open with a volunteer caretaker in attendance from mid-May to mid-October. Cabin is closed when no caretaker is present. Prior to opening, hikers may use the campsites on the approach trail to the cabin and behind the cabin.
  • 4 tent platforms are available year round
  • 2 moldering privys, 1 regular privy
  • Bear box at each camping area and at rear of cabin

Shaker Campsite: 0.3 miles north of Fernside Rd., Tyringham

  • 2 tent platforms
  • Privy
  • Bear box
  • Water is at AT stream crossing 100 yards north of campsite

Wilcox North: on 0.3 mile side trail, 3.1 Miles north from Benedict Pond, Beartown State Forest.

  • Older log shelter
  • Privy
  • Bear box
  • Water source to left of shelter (may be dry in late summer)

Wilcox South: 1.3 miles North from Benedict Pond, Beartown State Forest

  • Small log shelter and large shelter on blue blazed trail just beyond privy
  • 5 tent pads
  • Privy
  • Bear box
  • Water at small spring in rock hollow on short blue blaze from bear box

Tom Leonard Shelter: 1.1 mile south of Lake Buel Rd.

  • Large shelter
  • 2 tent platforms and 2 tent pads
  • Moldering privy
  • Bear box
  • Water 0.2 miles down hill to right of shelter downhill on blue blazed trail beyond privy

Glen Brook Shelter and Campsite: 3.4 miles south of Jug End Rd.

  • Small shelter
  • 2 tent platforms, large tenting area
  • Moldering privy
  • Bear box
  • Water at stream crossing AT 200, feet south of access trail

Hemlocks Shelter: 3.5 miles south of Jug End Rd.

  • Large shelter
  • Moldering privy
  • Bear box
  • Water at stream crossing of AT 200, feet north of access trail

Race Brook Falls Campsite: 0.2 mile side trail, 5.4 miles south of Jug End Rd. Also 1.5 miles in from Rt 41 on Race Brook Falls Trail

  • 3 tent platforms
  • 4 tent pads
  • Group camping area
  • Moldering privy
  • Bear box
  • Water at stream on Race Brook Falls trail just east of campsite
  • Area contains rare species, please stay on trails and use designated tent sites

Laurel Ridge Campsite: 8.2 miles south of Jug End Road

  • 6 tent pads
  • Group site with 3 tent platforms, 2 tent pads and picnic table
  • Moldering privy
  • 2 bear boxes, 1 for group site
  • Water at south end of campsite, on side trail
  • NO CAMPFIRES ALLOWED

Next campsite (in CT): Sages Ravine, 1.9 miles south of Laurel Ridge.

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