Bash Bish Falls State Park

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Bash Bish Falls State Park

Massachusetts

(413) 528-0330

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Overview

In the extreme southwest corner of the state is a cluster of state parks noted for their spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. Located here is Bash Bish Falls, one of Massachusetts' most dramatic and its highest single-drop waterfall. Cascading water tumbles through a series of gorges and a hemlock-hardwood ravine forest, and then drops about 60 feet into a sparkling pool below.

Bash Bish Falls is located next to the 4,169 acre Mount Washington State Forest, which offers 30 miles of trails, including the South Taconic Trail and wilderness camping. They both adjoin New York's 5,000 acre Taconic State Park, which offers full service camping, amenities and access to Bash Bish Falls by a moderate difficulty uphill foot trail. Nearby 1,356 acre Mount Everett State Forest offers informal picnicking at Guilder Pond. From the top of Mount Everett visitors may take in a view spanning the three states.

Map of Bash Bish Falls (MA)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.113199, -73.489783

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Activities

  • Camping

    The Mount Washington State Forest offers wilderness camping, and New York's Taconic State Park, offers full service camping nearby.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted below the falls; however, swimming is not allowed.

  • Hiking

    Visitors can access Bash Bish Falls from New York's Taconic State Park by a moderate difficulty uphill foot trail. Nearby Mount Washington State Forest offers 30 miles of trails, including the South Taconic Trail.

  • Picnicking

    Nearby 1,356 acre Mount Everett State Forest offers informal picnicking at Guilder Pond.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open from sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Directions

Driving

Bash Bish Falls State Park is located in the southern Berkshires of western Massachusetts. From East or West/MassPike (I-90): Take Exit 2 in Lee. Follow MA Rte. 102 west for 4.7 miles to Stockbridge. Turn left and follow U.S. Rte. 7 south for 7.7 miles through Great Barrington. Turn right and follow MA Rte. 23 west for 4.9 miles to South Egremont. Turn left onto MA Rte. 41 south, then take immediate right, Mount Washington Road; continue for 7.5 miles (becomes East St.). Turn right onto Cross Rd. then right onto West St. and continue for 1 mile. Turn left onto Falls Rd and follow for 1.5 miles to parking lot and trailhead on left.

From West, North and South/NY Rte. 22: Off NY Rte. 22 in Copake Falls take NY Rte. 344 east, past Taconic State Park, into Massachusetts (becomes Falls Rd.) for 2 miles. Parking lot and trailhead are on right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(413) 528-0330

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