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Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

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State Park
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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  • This is an average campground, but its proximity to Boston can't be beat! There are decent hiking trails and the bathroom and shower facilities are good.  more »
  • We traveled all across the US last Summer and this was our favorite campground. The woods are really beautiful here and it's so close by train to visit the city. The sites have plenty of room between ...  more »
  • Wompatuck State Park is an hours drive from Boston. It has over 3,500 acres of open space to be explored by foot or bike. Seasonal camping is also provided.  more »
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  • Amazing park, great for biking! There are trails for all levels and abilities (from pavement to challenging terrain parks). The trails are well kept. There are also good hiking trails.
  • 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.
  • We loved our stay here. Very serene with great amenities. Also, it is super close to the beach!
  • 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.
  • A gorgeous and spacious park with tons of pavedtrails for running, walking and biking.