The Best Camping Spots for a Refreshing Getaway


Posted: July 31, 2019

Imagine yourself enjoying all that nature has to offer: the light chirping of birds, the sweet scent of budding flowers, and a glistening cool lake. Camping is a classic family tradition that's perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts or those who want to kick back, relax and roast marshmallows over the campfire. With so many fun activities to partake in, such as hiking, fishing, and swimming, camping is a great way to spend your next summer adventure! Here are our favorite camping spots near Worcester.

Sutton Falls / Sutton

Located in scenic Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Sutton Falls Camping Area offers a quiet, peaceful, family camping ground with a covered bridge (that's great for photo opps!) and a private pond. Swim at either of their two beaches or cast a line at their fishing pond.

Boat rentals are available to explore Lake Manchaug and there are great indoor amenities like the game room filled with planned activities and laundry. Yurts are also available to rent (glamping, anyone?) They also have Candy Bar Bingo and Cash Bingo every Saturday.

Close to Southwick’s Zoo, Breezy Acres Picnic Grounds and Waterslides, Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, and Mendon Twin Drive-In, camping at Sutton Falls is the perfect weekend getaway. WiFi is available throughout the campground.


Pine Acres Family Camping Resort / Oakham 

Pine Acres Family Camping Resort offers lake-side camping on beautiful Lake Dean. The resort offers endless hours of family fun from boating to swimming, fishing, biking, peddle karts and mini golf. Choose from traditional tent camping in a secluded wilderness area, a full hook-up site right on the 70 acre lake, a rustic cabin rental, premium cabin, or RV rental. Inquire about their dog-friendly camping rentals, on-site dog park, and pet-wash station too!


Indian Ranch / Webster

Situated along the shores of historic Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster, Massachusetts, this unique campground offers everything from live entertainment to private charters and lake tours, including specialty dinners, brunches and theme cruises. The Summer 2019 line-up of entertainment includes the Marshal Tucker Band and Countryfest 2019.

Lakeview Marine offers Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals throughout the summer months.


Lake Manchaug Camping / Douglas

What’s a camping trip without a waterfront view? Located in the heart of the Blackstone River Valley, Lake Manchaug Camping provides space to pitch your tent, camper, or RV for a fun summer getaway. Private cabins with full amenities are also available. The campsite is surrounded by a beautiful, clean 380-acre lake and includes activities like swimming, beach exploring, picturesque boat docks and outdoor activities. Experience Lake Manchaug like never before with their boat and jet ski rentals. As guests, you and your family are welcome to experience the best that nature has to offer at this campground! Not far from Purgatory Chasm State ReservationBreezy Picnic Grounds & Waterslides, and golf courses!


Pout & Trout / Rutland

Pout & Trout offers family camping at affordable rates. Site vary from tent sites to full use sites with water, electric, and sewage. Activities include themed weekend events, games, Bingo, Cribbage, Horseshoe Tournaments, and a swimming pool!


Old Holbrook Place / Sutton

This quiet, small quality family campground, complete with swimming, fishing and boating, is Central Massachusetts' best kept secret. With rowboat rentals, boat docks and boat launches, spending the day on the 380 acre pond is as easy as pie. Make sure to explore the five islands that the pond has to offer while staying at this relaxing, quiet campground. Close to the Blackstone National Golf Course, Purgatory Chasm State Reservations, The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley and Old Sturbridge Village, spending the weekend at Old Holbrook Place offers a little something for everyone in the family.  


Sturbridge RV Resort / Sturbridge

Sturbridge RV Resort is a charming New England gem that provides an array of amenities to make your camping experience delightful. Partake in the many activities happening at the resort or relax with family and friends. There’s nothing better than camping in the beautiful woodlands of Sturbridge while making memories that will last a lifetime. 


Kings Family Campground / Sutton

Kings Family Campground is located on gorgeous Lake Manchaug. With spacious sites offering maximum privacy and a beach designed for campers and their children, you can’t go wrong choosing Kings Family Campground as your summer destination. 


Wells State Park / Sturbridge

Wells State Park hosts a 60-site campground located next to its beautifully forested hiking trails. Wells State Park is also home to Walker Pond with a camper swimming beach and access to fishing and boating. Yurt and group camping are also offered here.


High View Campground / West Brookfield

Highview Vacation Campground is a great place to stay and enjoy nature in Central Massachusetts. Choose from an open or wooded site for your stay, or even make this campground your seasonal residence. Enjoy their many camping amenities and fun activities all while admiring the panoramic views of the area.


Other Campgrounds 

Lake Dean Campground 

717 N Brookfield Road, Oakham MA 01068

508-882-3125

Webster Sturbridge Family Campground 

106 Douglas Road, Webster MA 01570

508-943-1895