Top Dog Campgrounds near Boston, MA

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Boston boasts stacks of Fido-friendly attractions, from beaches and parks to restaurants and shops, making it the "pawfect" vacation destination for your fur-child. Time your visit just right and you can even hit up three dog-themed festivals! (Yes, three!) In September, The Hub goes straight to the dogs, with fun festivals spread all across town. Enter your pal in a costume contest, do a little paw painting, or chow down on some dog-safe ice cream.

Planning a camping trip to Beantown? Unfortunately, there aren't any campgrounds within Boston's city limits, but don't fret just yet. We've done the hard work for you and rounded up the best dog-friendly campgrounds near Boston. Keep reading to find the "ultimutt" staying spot!

#1. Winter Island Park

At 24 miles northeast of the city, in Salem, Winter Island Park is one of the closest dog-friendly campgrounds near Boston. Swim, fish, paddle, and sunbathe to your heart's content, then head back to your campsite to roast s'mores and recount the day's adventures. RV campsites come with water and 30-amp electrical hookups. Pets are welcome, but don't "fur-get" to bring proof of vaccinations! Doggos aren't allowed in the water from May to September.

#2. Harold Parker State Forest

Looking for a place to "ruff" it in nature? Most of the sites at Harold Parker State Forest are primitive and tent-only, though 11 sites offer electric hookups. Once you've set up camp, hit the 35-mile trail network, wander down by the park's 11 ponds, or share a picnic. Leashed, well-behaved doggos can tag along for the adventure. This 3,000-acre expanse is nestled in the woodlands of Andover, just 20 miles north of Boston.

#3. Wompatuck State Park

This historic state park is chock full of fun activities, from hiking and biking to fishing and paddling. After a long day of exploring the park's trails with up to 4 of your canine compadres, you should have no trouble finding a spot at the park's 400+ campsites. Of those, 125 sites offer electric and water hookups. Plus, the park is just 24 miles southeast of downtown, making it a convenient dog-friendly campground near Boston.
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#4. Boston / Cape Cod KOA

Situated 40 miles south of "muttropolitan" Boston, this KOA is an excellent destination for the whole family, fur-children included! The kids can go wild on the jumping pillow, sports courts, and mini golf course, while the canine kids can let loose in the dog park. Adults can sit back and relax in the on-site pool. All the standard amenities are available here, including electric hookups, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.

#5. Ellis Haven Family Camping & Picnic Grounds

Roughly 40 miles southeast of Boston, you'll find Ellis Haven in Plymouth. This privately owned campground comes complete with its own sandy beach on Ellis Pond, as well as a rec hall, sports bar, restaurant, and so much more. Tent and RV campers can choose from over 400 sites equipped with full hookups, and cable TV. Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are provided. One dog is allowed per site for an additional daily fee.

#6. Boston Minuteman Campground

Boston Minuteman Campground is surrounded by serene forest just 45 miles northwest of town. Enjoy all the comforts of home, as well as close proximity to all kinds of attractions, from wineries and you-pick orchards to museums and golf courses. Full hookups, cable TV, and Wi-Fi are just a few of the amenities available here. Pets are welcome at tent and RV sites, but remember to bring proof of rabies vaccinations.

#7. Sutton Falls Camping Area

Searching for a campground with a friendly community? Look no further than Sutton Falls, just over 50 miles west of Boston. Get to know your neighbors at the campground's regular events, like bingo, spaghetti suppers, and karaoke nights. The game room, playground, and fishing pond are also sure to keep your camping crew busy. Two leashed pets are welcome to join you, and they can even camp comfortably in the yurts for an additional fee.

#8. Wells State Park

Ditch the daily grind and spend a weekend reconnecting with nature at Wells State Park. Located just over 60 miles from Boston in Sturbridge, this quaint locale is open year-round. Avid adventurers can hike, fish, and paddle in the summer and go skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. The park's primitive campground features 60 pet-friendly sites as well as restrooms and showers. Dogs are prohibited in the park's yurts.

#9. Pine Acres Family Camping Resort

It might be a little further afield at 67 miles west of the city, but if you're looking to lounge lakeside, you'll "pawsitively" love Pine Acres Family Camping Resort! Rent a boat right on-site and cast your line on Lake Dean before cozying up with your canine at your full-hookup site. Two well-mannered puppers on a six-foot, non-retractable leash can accompany you. Remember to bring proof of rabies vaccination, as it's required at check-in.

#10. Old Holbrook Place

Rounding off our list of dog-friendly campgrounds near Boston is Old Holbrook Place in Sutton. If your doggo takes to water like a duck takes to, well, water, this is the "pawfect" place for you! Dogs are allowed to swim at the boat launch, but must steer clear of the swimming beach. This 380-acre campground comes complete with full-hookup sites for RVs, boat rentals, a camp store, and picnic area. Please keep your pal leashed.