Freetown-Fall River State Forest

Slab Bridge Rd
Assonet, MA 02702

508-644-5522

Just 5 minutes from Fall River and Taunton, and 15 minutes from New Bedford, Freetown State Forest is a vast tract of public land acquired over a twenty year period beginning in the 1930's. Near the main entrance is a day use area, with wading pool, picnic area, fields and restrooms. The remainder of the forest offers 50 miles of unpaved roads and trails. Horseback riders, dog Sledders, mountain bikers, and seasonal motorcycle and snowmobile users are welcome, as are hunters and anglers in season. Rattlesnake Brook, which meanders throughout much of the property, is stocked with brook trout each spring.

Profile Rock, a 50-foot outcropping, shows a profile of what the Wampanoags believe to be Chief Massasoit. The 5,441-acre Forest also includes the 227-acre Watuppa Reservation, which belongs to the Wampanoag Nation, and is the site of annual tribal meetings.

Activities

Hiking
Walk the trails leading to Profile Rock for a view of the state's southern coast.

Off-highway motorcycles
Explore the forest trails on your dirt bike.

All Activities at Freetown-Fall River State Forest

Hiking
Mountain biking
Horseback riding
Cross-country skiing
Biking
Swimming
Fishing
Hunting

Facilities at Freetown-Fall River State Forest
Athletic fields
Grilling
Pavilion
Picnic area
Restrooms
Scenic viewing area
Splash pad
Wading pool

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