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October Mountain State Forest

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DESCRIPTION
Last Known StatusClosed For Season
Trail Photo

This large state forest offers 27 miles of ATV trails that wind through over 16,000 acres of mixed hardwood trees. There are multiple staging areas along with access to the famous Appalachian Trail (non-motorized use).

The trails form several long loops but most of the terrain is very rocky, making this a bit of a challenge for an inexperienced rider. This place is sometimes called 'Rocktober' because of the rugged terrain. Nearby Pittsfield State Forest might be a better option for those looking for easier terrain with a nearby campground.

The trails are only open to motorized use during daylight hours between May through the end of November. Snowmobiles can explore these trails during winter months.

The forest offers one campground that has basic amenities but there is no direct trail access, which means unless street legal, machines must be hauled to and from the staging areas.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityStockbridge, MA
Address256 Woodland Road, Lee, MA 01238
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Lenox, MA
1) Take US-7 north about 5 miles
2) Turn right on Walker Street, continue 1.7 miles
3) Turn left on Willow Hill Road, continue 1.6 miles.
4) Staging area will be on the right.
AREA TYPE
AreaTrail
LandState Forest

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMassachusetts Registration Sticker
Dates OpenMay through last Sunday of November
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
vehicles under 900lbs dry weight and 50 inches wide permitted
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYesrequired by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
CommentATVs and motorcycles must be registered in Massachusetts, no reciprocity with other states.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $17.00
RV: $17.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
October Mountain State Forest Campground Fee - $17/night/residents; $27/night/non-residents. Residency determined by vehicle license plate.
CommentRVs restricted to 34'. Large and small yurts available, call for rates and availability.

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Fairview Hospital (413) 528-0790
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Lee Sunoco (413) 243-4356
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Lee
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Summit Hill Campground (413) 623-5761
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site$15/non-campers
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)O'Connell Convenience Plus (413) 298-4036
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteWoods Pond
Boating Launch Boat RampOn Site
Contact InfoOctober Mountain State Forest
256 Woodland Road
Lee, MA 01238
(413) 243-1778
www.mass.gov
Contact InfoMassachusetts Environmental Police
251 Causeway Street, Suite 101
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-1610
www.mass.gov
CommentATV/Motorcycle Registration Info
Contact InfoReserve America
(877) 422-6762
(877) 620-2267
www.reserveamerica.com
Commentcampground reservations

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