Beartown State Forest INFORMATION


Beartown State Forest is open for fishing and hunting during the Massachusetts posted seasons. The Swann State Forest next to Beartown is off limits for hunting. Fishing is done on Benedict Pond and streams throughout the park.

IMPORTANT: Massachusetts is a very sportsman friendly state. But there are rules we all must follow to preserve wildlife and the sport. Be sure to know all the details of regulations concerning hunting and fishing in Massachusetts prior to your starting your hunt fish activities.

Non motorized boating on Benedict Pond. You must obtain a free permit at the park office. Be sure to read the notice on cleaning the bottom of your boat to prevent invasive species contaminating your pond.