Appalachian Trail Campsites in Connecticut and Southern Massachusetts

The following table offers basic information on all of the campsites suitable for group use along the Appalachian Trail through Connecticut and Southern Massachusetts.  The sites are listed south to north. Remember to plan ahead and be prepared!

Campsite

Sleeping Area

Water Source

Bathroom

Bear Box

Ten Mile Group Site

3 hardened tent sites

pump

chum

no

Stoney Brook

Group Site

2 hardened tent sites

brook

chum

no

Pine Swamp

3 hardened tent sites

brook

privy

no

Belter

Open pine forest accommodates 5 tents

spring

chum

no

Limestone Spring

Large hardened tenting area, shelter

spring

privy

yes

Riga

4 hardened tent sites, 1 tent platform, 1 shelter

brook

privy

yes

Ball Brook Group Site

3 hardened tent sites

brook

chum

no

Brassie

5 hardened tent sites, 1 shelter

brook

privy

yes

Paradise Lane

3 hardened tent pads, 1 group camping area

brook

chum

yes

Sages Ravine Group Site

8 small sites, 1 group site

spring

privy

yes

Laurel Ridge Group Site

4 hardened tent pads, 1 group area with 3 tent platforms

brook

privy

yes

Race Brook Falls

2 tent platforms, 1 group tenting area

brook

privy

yes

Glen Brook

Open pine forest, 2 tent platforms, shelter

brook

privy

yes

A few quick reminders:

  • Groups should leave shelters for smaller parties, and tent in established sites.
  • Be aware that a large group makes noise and takes up space.  Try not to dominate view points, lunch spots, and campsites.
  • Respect quiet hours – AT guidelines suggest 10 pm – 7 am
  • All water from backcountry sources should be treated before drinking.
  • A privy is an outdoor toilet with walls. A chum is an outdoor toilet without walls.
  • In the absence of a bear box, food must be stored in a bear hang.

If you have any questions, please contact the Appalachian Mountain Club Berkshire Office.

Appalachian Mountain Club
P.O. Box 131
62 Undermountain Rd.
South Egremont, MA 01258
Phone: (413) 528-8003
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