Pearl Hill State Park RV & Campground Guide


Pearl Hill State Park is the perfect weekend escape from the city. Although downtown Boston is just 55 miles to the southeast, the park feels like a different world. Drop your fishing line in the quiet pond, hike through the forest, or take in the sound of the wind through the trees from your campsite. Popular with families, this 1,000-acre park also offers swimming, mountain biking, and picnicking. Nearby Townsend and Fitchburg sit less than 10 miles away, so it's easy to pop into town for a supply run or dinner out.

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Spring 25-69 F
Summer 56-83 F
Fall 31-74 F
Winter 16-39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Pearl Hill State Park

Camping is the ideal way to experience Pearl Hill State Park as you can fall asleep to the sound of the wind through the trees and enjoy your morning coffee with a view of the pond. An RV is an easy way to beat the summer heat and to stay dry in the rain, so if you don't have a motorhome of your own, an RV rental is a convenient alternative.

Pearl Hill State Park Campground

Each of the 50 campsites at Pearl Hill State Park Campground comes with a picnic table, fire ring, and grill. Modern bathrooms with hot showers are a short walk from every site. While the campground doesn't offer hookups or a dump station, it's a beautiful and relaxing way to enjoy the park's peaceful wilderness. Don't worry about bringing firewood; since Massachusetts law prohibits the transportation of firewood in or out of a Department of Conservation and Recreation campground, the park sells it on-site. If you're a resident of Massachusetts, campsites are $17 per night. For non-residents, the fee is $54 per night.

The Pines Campground

Stay connected during your stay at The Pines Campground, which offers Wi-Fi service and full hookups. After you set up camp at your large site, head over to the pool for a swim, or pop into the arcade. The Pines is popular with families. It has a playground, a frog pond, a camp store, and regular activities on summer weekends. Before you hit the road, take advantage of the hot showers and dump station. Rates start at $45 for full hookups. If you stay for six nights, the seventh night is free.

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What to Do at
Pearl Hill State Park

Inside Pearl Hill State Park

When it's hot, take a swim in Pearl Hill Brook Pond, or try your luck at fishing from the shoreline. A small network of hiking trails winds through the forest near the campground, offering opportunities for hikers and mountain bikers of all levels. The most challenging route is the full Friends' Trail loop, which offers a challenging hike through the trees of the state park and neighboring Willard Brook State Forest. When the weather cools down, the park opens for hunting, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

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How to Get to
Pearl Hill State Park

Pearl Hill State Park is located in Northern Massachusetts about 55 miles from Boston. From the Boston metro area, take US-3 North, and head west on MA-40 at Exit 86. When you reach Groton, take MA-119 West. Turn south on New Fitchburg Road, and follow the signs to the park entrance.

Entering Pearl Hill State Park

Pearl Hill State Park is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. The fees above are charged from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During the rest of the year, parking is free.

Pearl Hill State Park Per vehicle parking, MA resident : $8.0

Pearl Hill State Park Per vehicle parking, non-MA resident : $30.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pearl Hill State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Pearl Hill State Park?

Since Pearl Hill State Park is known for its outdoor activities, especially fishing. The best time of the year to visit is in the spring and summer with the travel season being Memorial Day to Labor Day.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Pearl Hill State Park?

While camping at Pearl Hill State Park, you could see a variety of wildlife ranging from raccoons and deer to bears and bobcats. Some types of wildlife can get close to campsites.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Pearl Hill State Park?

Although there are 50 sites for camping in Pearl Hill State Park, there are none set aside for RVs. This means that there are no water or electric connections or a dump station.

Is Pearl Hill State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

There are some tent sites that are accessible to disabled visitors in the park. You'll find hard-packed ground and smooth pathways as well as rails in the bathrooms for those who need assistance.

Are pets allowed at Pearl Hill State Park?

Pets are welcome at the park. However, there is a limit of four pets that you can have, and they should be always on a leash. You should clean up after your pets.