Tully Lake Campground
Royalston, MA
Camping Canoeing/Kayaking

About Tully Lake Campground

Discover real camping adventures in the North Quabbin Region of Central Massachusetts – just an hour and a half from Boston or Springfield.

Set along the shores of a 200-acre lake, the Tully Lake Campground offers modern conveniences and superb recreational opportunities in a wilderness-like setting. Choose from 35 well spaced, walk-in tent-only campsites, including 16 waterfront sites, and 2 handicapped-accessible sites, each large enough to comfortably accommodate 2 tents. Paddle around Tully Lake in a canoe or kayak or walk along its shoreline footpaths. Take a day trip to a nearby waterfall or scenic overlook, Doane's Falls is in easy walking distance from the campground parking area. Or, explore miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, the campground is the main trailhead for the 22-mile Tully Trail.

The reservation is a link in the 22-mile Tully Trail. Seven miles of nearby mountain bike trails.

When to Visit
For information about season of operation, fees, and making reservations, visit www.tullylakecampground.org.


  • A picnic table, fireplace, and cooking grill are provided at each site.
  • Firewood and ice can be purchased on-site.
  • Centrally located modern bathhouse with toilets, coin-operated hot showers, potable water, dish-washing basin, and pay phone.
  • A ranger is on duty full-time during the season.
  • Rent a canoe or kayak on-site for a full-day or half-day.
  • Go fishing and boating on Tully Lake, Tully River, and Long Pond.
  • Play volleyball and horseshoes at the campground's recreational area.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Click here to review regulations and advisories.

The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Find the full policy here.


25 Doane Hill Road
Royalston, MA 01368
Telephone: 978.249.4957
E-mail: tullylakecampground@ttor.org

Latitude: 42.6517
Longitude: -72.2123

From Rt. 2, take Exit 18 and turn left onto Rt. 2A West toward Athol. From the intersection of Rts. 2A and 32 North in Athol, cross the Millers River Bridge and bear left following the signs on Rt. 32 North. Proceed about 4 mi., passing the Tully Dam, and take a right onto Doane Hill Rd. Proceed for 1 mi. Tully Lake Campground is on the right.


  • For information about season of operation, fees, and making reservations, visit www.tullylakecampground.org.
  • Click here for regulations

Property History

Tully Lake was created for flood-control purposes by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which built Tully Lake campground in 1977 and retains ownership.

Property Acquisition History
The Trustees have managed the campground since 1999.


Join naturalists and guides for interpretive and recreational programs scheduled throughout the summer.

Maps and Resources

Information available at the campground, at www.tullylakecampground.org, or by calling 978.249.4957.

Planning Your Visit

Community Links
North Quabbin Region

Before You Go
We encourage you to visit as many Trustees properties as you can.

Wherever your travels take you, please observe all posted regulations, follow special instructions from property staff, and keep in mind the Stewardship Code:

  • Protect wildlife and plants.
  • Guard against all risk of fire.
  • Help keep air and water clean.
  • Carry out what you carry in.
  • Use marked footpaths and bridle paths.
  • Leave livestock, crops, and machinery alone.
  • Respect the privacy of neighboring land.
  • Enjoy and share the landscape with others.

Click on links below for further visitor information:

Before Setting Out
Recreational Activities
About Hunting on Trustees of Reservations Land