Erving State Forest RV & Campground Guide


Erving State Forest is centered on Laurel Lake, a 51-acre body of water that has been a popular recreational destination since the 1930s. The lake was created by glaciers and augmented by the dam, offering a sandy beach and beautiful stone-terraced gardens. The forest is made up of mostly oak trees and hills that cover about 2.5 square miles in central Massachusetts. With almost 4,500 acres, this forest gives water enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers the perfect place to spend their spare time. This place is the home to raccoons, black bears, porcupines, foxes, white-tailed deer, and coyotes. The forest sits north of Millers River in the city of Erving, Warwick, and Orange, Massachusetts. 

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Spring 21-67 F
Summer 52-80 F
Fall 26-72 F
Winter 11-36 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Erving State Forest

If you're planning on staying in or near Erving State Forest, why not do it in a luxurious RV? Unlike tents, RVs provide you with a modernized kitchen, a comfortable bed, and a private bathroom. If you are not an RV owner, consider an RV rental from RVshare. The peer-to-peer platform is simple to use, and you can always contact RVshare directly to assist you with your rental and RV requirements.

Travelers Woods

Travelers Woods is nestled at the base of Berkshire Mountain in the Connecticut River Valley. This pet-friendly campground has level grassy RV sites with full or partial hookups and spacious tent sites. Some amenities offered here are free Wi-Fi, a laundry facility, a playground, and a camp store. The camp is just a short drivable distance from white-water rafting, zip-lining, rock climbing, and recreational water activities. Daily RV rates start at $30 per site.

White Birch Campground

White Birch Campground sits in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts and is nestled at the foot of Berkshire Mountains near the Connecticut River. This pet-friendly campground features tent and RV camping sites with water and electrical hookups at a starting rate of $44 per night for two people. The camp is close to museums, country markets, diverse restaurants, concert venues, and shops.

Lamb City Campground

Lamb City Campground has been owned and operated by the Blake family since 1981. Those looking to stay connected with social media, email, or work will have no problem here with the free Wi-Fi. The campground has well over 150 full-hookup sites that are either in the sun or shade. For fun, take a dip in the swimming pool, relax on the beach, or fish in the quarter-mile pond. The campground also has a fully stocked store that includes a liquor section and an RV center. Pets are welcome! Daily RV rates start at $49 per site.

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What to Do at
Erving State Forest

Inside Erving State Forest

Offering a variety of hiking and biking trails for exploring, Erving State Forest is the perfect location to get close to nature. The woodlands are interlaced by eight miles of forest roads, trails, and other scenic interests. The forest offers a wide variety of water recreation like boating, swimming, and fishing at Laurel Lake with its gorgeous brick-lined shoreline. Other things to do inside the forest area are camping, picnicking, hunting, horseback riding, and winter sports.

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How to Get to
Erving State Forest

From Springfield, Massachusetts, take Highway 91 North. Once you get to Greenfield, take Highway 2A East to Erving. From there, you'll want to head north on High Street toward Sawin Lane. Continue onto Swamp Road, and then make a right onto Laurel Lake Road. Follow signs to Erving State Forest.

Entering Erving State Forest

Erving State Forest is open daily from sunrise until sunset.

Erving State Forest Entry fee per vehicle (Massachusetts residents, 1-4 adults) : $8.0

Erving State Forest Entry fee per vehicle (non-Massachusetts residents, 1-4 adults) : $30.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Erving State Forest

What is the best time of year to visit Erving State Forest?

Summer is a popular time to visit. The mountain laurels bloom in mid-June, and you can get more out of a day visit with summer's later sunset. Erving State Forest campgrounds are also open between May through Memorial Day.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Erving State Forest?

You will find several species of fish, beavers, bullfrogs, eastern newts, and painted or snapping turtles in or near Laurel Lake. Forest inhabitants include black bears, coyotes, foxes, ground squirrels, porcupines, and white-tailed deer.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Erving State Forest?

The forest has one on-site developed campground with 27 campsites. You will have access to 22 back-in RV sites that can accommodate vehicles between 12 and 14 feet in length. These sites do not offer RV hookups.

Are pets allowed at Erving State Forest?

You can bring your four-legged travel companions to Erving State Forest as long as they remain leashed outside the motor home. The leash length is six feet maximum, and they cannot enter state buildings, cabins, or yurts.

Is Erving State Forest accessible for disabled visitors?

Yes. Erving State Forest provides amenities for disabled visitors who need wheelchairs or other mobility devices to access the terrain. That includes an accessible beach with a ramp into the water and campsites with compacted stone dust substrate.