If you’re looking for campgrounds far from the crowds ,than Myles Standish State Forest is the best choice. Four hundred campsites are tucked into the forest and along the edges of four of the park’s ponds. Miles of hiking and bicycle trails lead visitors into the forest and along the ponds for fishing and swimming.

This campground is a great home base for visitors looking to explore nearby historic Plymouth. Scattered throughout are ecologically significant coastal plain kettle ponds which gives unique natural qualities to the park. Sprawling across the southern sections of Plymouth and Carver, Myles Standish State Forest is the largest publicly owned recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts.

Known as one of the state’s largest and most important protected areas, Myles Standish has over 12,000 acres so you will never run out of many different ways to have fun. Here you can hike, bike, fish, paddle, swim, camp, hunt. You can even ride horses among cranberry bogs, pine barrens, and kettle ponds.

A great destination for road cyclists seeking a place to ride away from the busier streets as well as being home to the most extensive beautiful trail network in the Buzzards Bay region, Myles Standish State Forest has over 13 miles of hiking trails, 15 miles of bike trails, and 20 miles of equestrian-friendly trails.

The park protects special southeastern Massachusetts habitats where dozens of rare plant and animal species live as home to one of the largest remaining pine barrens ecosystems in the world. Forty-two rare and endangered species have been recorded. From moths and butterflies to reptiles and amphibians, the unique habitats provide home for wildlife to thrive.

Close to Edaville Family Theme Park, Myles Standish offers plenty of fun year-round activities families are sure to enjoy. If you’re looking for a awesome place to camp, swim, or explore the outdoors, this southeastern park is just for you. So pack your bags and come on by for a fun filled day or few.