Massachusetts Backcountry Campsites & Shelters

Massachusetts Campsites and Shelters

Visit AMC Berkshire Chapter's website for up-to-date information about AT overnight sites. Groups should also consult AMC Berkshire's AT group use information as they plan their trip.

All AT campsites in Massachusetts have food storage boxes (bear boxes).

Sherman Brook Campsite

# of Platforms: 4

Water Source: Spring/Brook

Type of Privy: Privy

Wilbur Clearing Shelter

# of Platforms: 4

Water Source: down hill in front of shelter

Type of Privy: Moldering privy

Noepel Shelter

# of Platforms: 3

Water Source: 0.2 miles down blue blaze trail to left of shelter

Type of Privy: Moldering privy

Crystal Mountain Campsite

# of Platforms: 0 (5 tent earthen tent pads)

Water Source: crosses AT just north of side trail to campsite

Type of Privy: Privy

Kay Wood Shelter

# of Platforms: 0 (6 earthen tent pads)

Water Source: down blue blaze trail to right of shelter

Type of Privy: Moldering privy

October Mountain Shelter

Tent sites uphill behind shelter.

Water Source: crosses AT just south of campsite

Type of Privy: Moldering Privy

Upper Goose Pond Cabin

Cabin is open with a volunteer caretaker in attendance from mid-May to mid-Oct. Check AMC Berkshire website for current dates. Weekends only at beginning/end of season. Cabin is closed when no caretaker is present. Campsites adjacent to cabin are open year-round. Cabin is primarily for long-distance AT hikers.

# of Platforms: 5 year round

Type of Privy: 2 moldering privy, 1 regular privy

Shaker Campsite

# of Platforms: 2 tent platforms

Water Source: stream crossing of AT - north of campsite

Type of Privy: Privy

Wilcox North Shelter

Water Source: left of shelter (may be dry in late summer)

Type of Privy: Privy

Wilcox South Shelter

New shelter is 100 yds past old one on blue blaze trail.

# of Platforms: 0 (5 earthen tent pads behind old shelter)

Water Source: on access trail to shelter

Type of Privy: Privy

Tom Leonard Shelter

# of Platforms: 1

Water Source: 0.2 miles down hill to right of shelter downhill on blue blazed trail beyond privy

Type of Privy: Moldering Privy

Glen Brook Shelter & Campsite

Shelter is small, located at end of blue blaze trail through campsite.

# of Platforms: 2 and multiple tent sites.

Water Source: stream south of campsite, below shelter

Privy Type: Moldering Privy

Hemlocks Shelter

Water Source: stream crossing AT 200 feet south of access trial

Privy Type: Moldering privy

Race Brook Falls Campsite

# of Platforms: 4

Water Source: stream on Race Brook Falls trail just east of campsite

Privy Type: Moldering privy

# of Group Sites: 1

Laurel Ridge Campsite

# of Platforms: 3 (and 5 earthen tent pads)

Water Source: at south end of campsite, on side trail

Privy Type: Moldering privy

# of Group Sites: 1