Wompatuck State Park

Quick Facts

Wompatuck State Park

Massachusetts

(781) 749-7160

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Things To Do

Overview

Located just a 35-minute drive from downtown Boston, Massachusetts, Wompatuck State Park offers 262-wooded campsites (140 of them of the 262 sites offer electricity), 12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails to walk on. The park is very popular with trailer campers: electrical and water hookups are available. Fishing is allowed in the Cohasset Reservoir, and a boat ramp is provided for car-top boats, but no boat trailers, please.

One of the most notable features of the Park is Mt. Blue Spring which is a popular source of fresh drinking water. Visitors can help themselves for free. The park is named for an Indian chief the local colonists knew as Josiah Wompatuck. In 1665, Chief Wompatuck deeded the park and the surrounding land to the English settlers. During WWII the park was used as an ammunition depot by the U.S. military.

Map of Wompatuck (MA)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.218713, -70.866301

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat ramp is provided for car-top boats, but no boat trailers, please. Non-motorized boats only are allowed.

  • Bicycling

    12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and biking trails.

  • Camping

    Park offers 262 wooded campsites. There are showers and bathrooms available. Please see "Camping Area 1 (wooded - non electric)" map for more details.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed in the Cohasset Reservoir.

  • Hiking

    12 miles of paved trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails.

  • Historic Sites

    One of the most notable features of the Park is Mt. Blue Spring which is a popular source of fresh drinking water. Visitors can help themselves for free. The park is named for an Indian chief the local colonists knew as Josiah Wompatuck. In 1665, Chief Wompatuck deeded the park and the surrounding land to the English settlers. During WWII the park was used as an ammunition depot by the U.S. military.

  • Horseback Riding

    Designated horseback riding trails are available for equestrian use.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed, but has restrictions. Seasons are established yearly by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and a licenses is required. For more information, call 508-389-6300 or check out www.mass.gov/masswildlife.

  • RVing

    Park offers 262 wooded campsites (140 of them with electricity). The park is very popular with trailer campers: electrical and water hookups are available. The "Camping Area 2 (electric hook-ups)" offers RV dumping and hookups.

  • Winter Sports

    In the winter visitors can find cross-country and snowshoe trails.

Seasonality/Weather

• Campground Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. • Camping Season: mid-April through late October

Park Partners

The Friends of Wompatuck State Park

The Friends of Wompatuck State Park (FOW), an all volunteer, not for profit group, was incorporated in early 2006 for the purpose of educating the public about the park's uses and historical value as well as helping the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation preserve, maintain, and enhance the assets, history, and other features within the park.

Directions

Driving

Wompatuck State Park is located near Hingham on Boston's South Shore.

From the south and Cape Cod: Route 3 North to Exit 14 and the intersection with Route 228. Follow Route 228 North approximately five miles to Free Street on the right. Turn right onto Free Street one mile to the park entrance on the right. The camping area is 1.5 miles into the park on the right.

From the North: Follow Route 3 South to exit 14 and the intersection with Route 228. Follow Route 228 North approximately five miles to the intersection with Free Street on the right. Turn right onto Free Street and follow it one mile to the Park entrance on the right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(781) 749-7160

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