Located just a 35-minute drive from downtown Boston, Wompatuck State Park offers 262 wooded campsites (140 of them with electricity), 12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails. The park is very popular with trailer campers: electrical and water hookups are available. Fishing is allowed in the Cohasset Reservoir. A boat ramp is provided for car-top boats, but no boat trailers, please. One of the most notable features of the Park is Mt. Blue Spring which is a popular source of fresh drinking water. Visitors can help themselves for free. The park is named for an Indian chief the local colonists knew as Josiah Wompatuck. In 1665, Chief Wompatuck deeded the park and the surrounding land to the English settlers. During WWII the park was used as an ammunition depot by the US military.
In this park you can camp, hike, fish, bike, tailgate, walk/stroll, picnic and so on. There are even camp fire pits right off the dirt paths. There is so much this park has to offer plus when on hiking paths i'd forget that I was minutes away from the city. Definitely a gem in my book!
The section near the lake is incredibly tight, bumpy, and unstable. I admittedly did not continue along the loop, which appears to connect to a road, but this loop would be a horrible idea for anyone looking for a relatively stable and straight path to bike on. You'll be walking around the lake.
Wompatuck offers a great amount of trail and road running options. Year round, the trail system is well-maintained, and in the winter the access road is often plowed within a day or two of snow, and you can run 5 mile out and back on the access road with no threat of cars.
Jake R. on Wompatuck State Park Trails
Bring you bug spray to The Swampstuck. Can be really fun place.