Tolland State Forest
|Tolland State Forest|
|Massachusetts State Park|
|Towns||Otis, Tolland, Blandford, Sandisfield|
|Location||Tolland Rd, Otis, Massachusetts, USA|
|- elevation||1,457 ft (444 m)|
|Area||15,000 acres (6,070 ha)|
|Managed by||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|Nearest town||Otis, Massachusetts|
|Website : Tolland State Forest|
Tolland State Forest is a 15,000-acre (6,100 ha) Massachusetts state forest located in the southern Berkshire Hills in the towns of Otis, Tolland, Blandford and Sandisfield. The forest, which is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, is the site of Otis Reservoir, the largest body of water for recreational use in western Massachusetts.
Activities and amenities
- Camping/day-use: The camping and day-use area sits on a peninsula of the 1,065-acre (431 ha) reservoir. There are more than 90 sites for tents and RVs, swimming and picnicking areas, showers, handicapped-accessible restrooms, and dump station.
- Fishing: A boat ramp provides access to the reservoir which is stocked in spring and fall with trout by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.
- Trails: Forest trails are available for hiking, walking, mountain biking, off-road vehicles, and cross-country skiing.
- The forest also offers educational programs and restricted hunting.
- "Gilmore Trail" (PDF). MassParks: Tolland State Forest. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
- "Western District". Trout Stocked Waters. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Fish & Game. Retrieved July 24, 2013.