Douglas State Forest


Douglas State Forest
Douglas State Forest
Massachusetts State Park
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Location of Douglas State Forest in Massachusetts
Location of Douglas State Forest in Massachusetts
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
Location 107 Wallum Lake Rd, Douglas, Massachusetts, USA
 - coordinates 42°2′2″N 71°45′45″W / 42.03389°N 71.7625°W / 42.03389; -71.7625Coordinates: 42°2′2″N 71°45′45″W / 42.03389°N 71.7625°W / 42.03389; -71.7625
Area 5,730 acres (2,319 ha)
Managed by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Nearest city Douglas, Massachusetts
Website : Douglas State Forest

Douglas State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest located in Douglas. The forest is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

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Description

Douglas State Forest is a 5,730-acre (23.2 km2) park offering numerous recreational activities. The park is located on the border of both Connecticut and Rhode Island and frequently sees visitors from those states as well as Massachusetts.

Features of the forest include Wallum Lake and a rare Atlantic White Cedar swamp, 5 acres (20,000 m2) of which are designated as a "Massachusetts Wildland". 7.8 miles (12.6 km) of the Midstate Trail, a 92-mile (148 km)-long hiking trail running through central Massachusetts between the Rhode Island and New Hampshire borders, runs through the forest. A portion of the 22-mile (35 km)-long Southern New England Trunkline Trail also runs through the park.

The park lies within the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion[1].

Recreational opportunities

  • Bathhouse
  • Beaches
  • Boating (all types)
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoeing
  • Educational/Interpretive programs
  • Fishing
  • Group day use
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding trails
  • Hunting (restricted)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms
  • Skiing (cross-country)
  • Swimming
  • Walking trails

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