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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

• 4 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
• Moldering Privy
• Bear Box
• Water source down hill in front of shelter

Noepel Shelter: 2.8 miles south of Rockwell Rd.

• Large Shelter
• 3 tent platforms
• 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
• 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
• Moldering Privy
• Bear box
• Water Source right out of shelter down to small stream

October Mountain Shelter: 0.7 mile south of West Branch Road, Hinsdale

• Large Shelter
• 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 May 14th to October 23rd. 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.
• 5 tent platforms are available year round
• 2 Moldering privys, 1 regular Privy
• Bear box

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 on access trail to shelter

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

• Large shelter
• 1 Tent platform
• 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

• 4 tent platforms
• 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

• 5 tent pads
• 3 tent platform group site
• Moldering privy
• Bear box
• Water at south end of campsite, on side trail

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

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