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Freetown-Fall River State Forest

Slab Bridge Rd

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.


Neil Tessier

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
The forest itself is peaceful and good for flat land hiking or 4x4 driving, tread lightly. The splash pad and wading pool are great for kids and adults with picking areas. Clean. Read up on the Bridgewater Triangle after your visit.

Kristine Riley

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
We brought our kids to have fun and ended up waiting over an hour for cloudy water. Lifeguards are rude and spend more time looking at the cell phones then watching kids. There should be someone there early enough in the morning to make sure pool is ready by 10 for the kids. NOT MAKING THE KIDS SIT IN SUN AND WAIT OVER AN HOUR TO GET IN. This has happened twice in the last week!!!

Lois P Paczosa

Friday, July 6, 2018
Great wading pool, deepest section is one and a half feet, there is also a mushroom type thing in the middle that shoots water from the top. Free entrance and parking, they also have grills for barbecues. There are facilities on site. The park is open from dawn to dusk the pool opens at 10 a.m. Great place for kids.!!

Ken Boostrom

Monday, June 25, 2018
The Freetown State Forrest is the real deal for New England Hiking. The trails are clear and wide and well marked. There are several smaller trails off the main trails for nature enthusiasts. There are other roads accessible by car. No mountains here, just some good trails and natural surroundings.

S v

Friday, June 22, 2018
The Freetown-Fall River State Forrest is an awesome place. It's a nice place to visit. All around you, is nature. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to go outside. Since school's out, it's an awesome place to go.

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