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DAR State Forest Swimming | Campgrounds

Route 112
Goshen, MA
(413) 268-7098 | (887) 442-6762
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Campsites (some by reservation only), picnicking, canoeing, fishing, lake swimming, walking and horseback riding trails. Restrooms and showers. For reservations, call 887-422-6762.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) donated 1,020 acres to the Commonwealth for a state forest in 1929. Since then more than 750 additional acres have been acquired to include Upper and Lower Highland Lakes, which offer a popular swimming beach, shady picnic area and a group picnic pavilion. Located in the eastern foothills of the Berkshires, discover 15 miles of mixed-use trails through northern hardwood-conifer forest. Climb the Goshen fire tower for spectacular views of the Connecticut River Valley and into five states.


  • Accessible beaches, boating, and fishing
  • Camping, trails, and picnicking
  • Horseback riding and nature and birding trails
  • Ice fishing, skating, cross-country skiing, showshoeing, and snowmobiling
  • 51 wooded campsites