Clarksburg State Park

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Coordinates: 42°44′5″N 73°4′35″W / 42.73472°N 73.07639°W / 42.73472; -73.07639
Clarksburg State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Mauserts Pond, Clarksburg State Park, Clarksburg MA.jpg
Mauserts Pond
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Town Clarksburg
Location 1199 Middle Road
 - elevation 1,099 ft (335 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°44′5″N 73°4′35″W / 42.73472°N 73.07639°W / 42.73472; -73.07639
Area 368 acres (149 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location of Clarksburg State Park in Massachusetts
Website: Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg State Park is a 368-acre (149 ha) Massachusetts state park located in the town of Clarksburg. The park is made up of unspoiled northern hardwood forest, with views of the Hoosac Range, Mount Greylock and the Green Mountains.[2] It is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Mauserts Pond: The park's centerpiece, Mauserts Pond has a pavilion and landscaped picnic area. The pond, though weedy, offers opportunities for swimming, fishing and non-motorized boating (boat ramp available).[2]
  • Trails: The park has 9.5 miles (15.3 km) of trails including the 3-mile (4.8 km) Pond Loop Trail. Trails may be used for hiking, walking, and cross-country skiing.
  • Camping: Forty-five sites are available from May to September. Campground office hours are from 8 am – 6 pm on weekdays, and 8 am – midnight on weekends. Universally accessible campsites and comfort station are available, along with showers.
  • The park is open for day use from sunrise to one half-hour after sunset, year-round. Facilities are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A parking fee is charged.
  • Restrictions: Pets are permitted but must be on a 10-foot (3.0 m) maximum leash. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required. Motorized off-road vehicles and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clarksburg State Park
  2. ^ a b "Clarksburg State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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