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COVID-19 Advisories

As of 4/8/2020

  • The visitor center is closed until further notice. This means there are no bathroom facilities in the park.
  • Mt. Blue Spring is closed until further notice.
  • The park's trails and pathways are still open from dawn to dusk.
  • Carry in - Carry out! Trash pickup is currently suspended for the safety of the park staff. This includes dog waste. Bag it and bring it home with you.
  • Dogs must be leashed

Please still practice social distancing while using the park. Now is a great time to explore some new-to-you trails. Use the "Show my location" feature on our online map to help you navigate the trails.

As always, Wompatuck is a multi-use park and folks need to respect all forms of use and also practice their activity respectfully.


Upcoming Events

Next meeting
- Monday, May 18 - will be held online via Zoom. If you would like to participate or listen in, please email info@friendsofwompatuck.org for a link.

Park Serve Day - Has been postponed. Details to follow.

Landmine Classic 2020 - Sep 13. Our main fundraiser and one of New England's largest mountain bike races!


News & Announcements

Paul Peaslee Memorial Scholarship - Application forms for the Paul Peaslee Memorial Scholarship are now available. This $500 scholarship (two awarded annually) is meant to celebrate Paul’s passion for the recreational use of Wompatuck and honor his commitment to mentoring others in trail stewardship techniques to maintain and improve the park. Eligible are graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to outdoor recreation and trail stewardship at Wompatuck State Park.
Deadline for the current scholarship is May 31st, 2020.
Download the application form.

Wompatuck News #56 - The Summer 2020 Historical Newsletter: "Black Veteran Recounts Ammo Depot's Racism", by FOW historian Jim Rose, is now available.
Read it here
Previous issues available here


Bicycle Repair Stations
With the addition of a second bike repair station, Womptuck now has two such stations: one at the Visitor center and one at the campground entrance (contact station). Here you can pump your tires and perform basic repairs and maintenance using a range of tools. These stations were funded by the Friends of Wompatuck.

Who We Are

The Friends of Wompatuck State Park (FOW), an all volunteer, not for profit group, was incorporated in early 2006 for the purpose of educating the public about the park's uses and historical value as well as helping the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation preserve, maintain, and enhance the assets, history, and other features within the park. Keep up to date on what is happening with the FOW and also download past and present FOW. newsletters and meeting minutes by checking out our recent news!


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Web/Mobile Map

Online Park Map

  • For mobile or browser
  • Shows your location
  • Points of interest
  • Suggested routes
  • MTB trail ratings and guide
  • See wompy.org/map

PDF Park Map - For printing or viewing online.


Documents

 

About Wompatuck

Wompatuck State Park is located in Hingham, MA - just 35 minutes from downtown Boston. Rich in history, this land was originally the property of Indian chief Josiah Wompatuck who deeded the land to English Settlers in 1665. During WWII and the Korean War it served as an ammunitions depot for the U.S. military. Today it is a 3,526 acre park that extends from Hingham into the neighboring towns of Cohasset, Scituate, and Norwell.

For directions to the park or more information about Wompatuck State Park, visit the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation website.



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Thanks to Our Corporate Sponsors!

Bikebarn
REI Burgin Platner Hurley
Braintree Lumber South Shore BMW Boston Plastic Surgery
Vulcan Tools D&S Auto Works
Bolt Depot Grossman Companies
Quincy Mutual Group
Scott Williams Gorton Atlantic Insurance
The Quarry Smith & Sons Excavating President Insurance

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