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Brimfield State Forest
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Dean Pond Recreation Area
Location Brimfield, Monson, Wales, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Area 3,523 acres (14.26 km2)
Elevation 978 ft (298 m)
Established Unspecified
Operator Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Website Brimfield State Forest

Brimfield State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest located in and around the town of Brimfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The forest includes Dean Pond Recreation Area, a popular spot for fishing, picnicking and swimming. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Activities and amenities

  • Trails: Over 20 miles (32 km) of roads and trails are used for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.
  • Day-use area: Dean Pond Recreation Area offers a 100-foot-long (30 m) swimming beach, picnic grounds, and fully accessible restrooms.
  • The forest also offers fishing and restricted hunting.

In the news

Following a tornado in 2011, the Dean Pond Recreation Area was closed for two years. It reopened in 2013.

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