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Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Wompatuck State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area of about in size located primarily in the town of Hingham with portions in the neighboring towns of Cohasset, Norwell, and Scituate, Massachusetts, in the United States. In addition to a large campground and an extensive trail system, the park is noted for the free spring water that can be obtained at Mt. Blue Spring, which has been in operation since the mid-19th century. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and protects forests of the northeastern coastal forests ecoregion.HistoryThe land was originally the property of Indian chief Josiah Wompatuck, who deeded the land to English Settlers in 1655. The park is built on the former Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot Annex (known by natives as the "Cohasset Annex"), which was in use from 1941 until 1965. It contains over 100 decommissioned military bunkers, many of which have been backfilled, but some of which remain exposed, including one which housed parts of the Navy's first nuclear depth charge in the 1950s. Several old military buildings can be found on park property as well as an extensive network of abandoned railroad. Most buildings have had their roofs and windows removed and are open to the elements.
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  • We've walked many roads and paths in Wompatuck, from a 10 mile boy scout fundraiser in 1982, to the Thanksgiving "Turkey Trot" for several years to just a peaceful 5 mile walk last week! The roads are...  read more »
  • Hingham has a real gem with this State Park. The campground is heavily wooded and the sites have a ton of space in between them. Very peaceful with few cars going by our site. No septic or water hooku...  read more »
  • we were driving the morning of a wedding we were to attend and came across the park. We went walking, nice grounds and trails wish we could have spent more time there. To add to our adventure there we...  read more »
  • Great family camping site with safety; the place is friendly. There is fresh air and paved roads where you can bike, and the restrooms are satisfactory with cold and hot shower and no charge.We stayed three nights and visited many places that were not far from here, such as nantasket beach and Boston. ( 35 minutes to Boston.)There are a few stores close to the park too, like Walmart or stop and shop.
  • I was only here for a short afternoon, but this State Park is beautiful and enormous! I felt like there is so much to do and see. This place could be explored for days, maybe even weeks.
  • great place to walk, run, ride or sit still and enjoy the woods with some cool history thrown in the mix.
  • Nice campground and park.Not my favorite but nice.There tends to be lots of bugs and mosquitos here at night here.It can be very noisy here at night on weekends in the summer.
  • Really nice place thr staff is wonderful. Nice walking and biking trails
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