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Camping Grounds Westfield MA

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Southwick Acres Campgrounds
(413) 569-6339
256 College Hwy
Southwick, MA
 
Windy Acres Campground
(413) 527-9862
139 South Rd
Easthampton, MA
 
J & D Marina
(413) 269-4839
1367 Reservoir Rd
East Otis, MA
 
Camp Overflow
(413) 269-4036
Po Box 645
Otis, MA
 
Normandy Farms Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (866) 673-2767
72 West Street
Foxboro, MA
Number of Sites
401 Total Camp/RV Sites,162 30 Amp Service,41 50 Amp Service,401 Electric and Water,233 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,47 No Hookups,250 Pull-Thru Sites,350 Sideouts,30 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boat Launch,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Geocaching,

Sodom Mountain Campground
(413) 569-3930
233 S Loomis St
Southwick, MA
 
Berkshire Park Camping Area
(413) 238-5918
350 Harvey Rd
Worthington, MA
 
Walker Island Family Camping
(413) 354-2295
27 Route 20
Chester, MA
 
White Birch Campgrounds
(413) 665-4941
214 North St
South Deerfield, MA
 
Maple Glade Campground
(413) 243-1548
339 Woodland Rd
Lee, MA
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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