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part ofKnightville Dam, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sun Sep 13 2015   Season Dates


With abundant wildlife, lush scenery and coveted waterfront views, Indian Hollow group campsite, located at the Knightville Dam and Reservoir, offers groups and clubs a recreational oasis.

Natural Features:

In summertime and early autumn the open areas of the basin have spectacular blooms of wildflowers. These old fields attract many species of songbirds and butterflies. The Knightville reservoir area is a Massachusetts Watchable Wildlife site, and visitors may catch a glimpse of deer, coyotes, beavers, grouse, turkeys or waterfowl while exploring the area.


The rivers and streams at Knightville offer excellent trout fishing, and the river is stocked with trout in the spring. The surrounding hills provide prime upland game habitat, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts stocks pheasants in the fall. Hunting and fishing are permitted in the area in accordance with posted restrictions and Massachusetts laws.

Visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding along several miles of trails and old country roads.

Interpretive programs on the cultural and natural resources, water resources, water safety and flood control are provided by Park Rangers. Tours of Knightville Dam are also available.


Indian Hollow accommodates community groups such as schools, scouts and clubs. Flush toilets, showers and drinking water create a comfortable camping atmosphere.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Claude M. Hill Horse Trail provides horseback riding.

Each spring, water is released from Knightville Dam in coordination with nearby Littleville Lake to provide challenging flows for the annual Westfield River Wildwater Canoe Races.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Biking
  • Drinking Water
  • Emergency Phone
  • Hiking
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Horseback Riding
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Trails
Within 10 Miles
  • Hunting
Know Before You Go
  • Burn only clean firewood; any wood with nails or brackets is not allowed
  • This facility is for community groups such as schools, scouts and clubs
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.34194, -72.84944
42°20'31"N, 72°50'58"W

Driving directions to Indian Hollow Rd, Chesterfield, MA 01012 from Northampton, MA:
  1. Head southwest on Bancroft Rd toward Hillside Rd, 0.2 miles.
  2. Turn left onto Franklin St, 0.1 miles.
  3. Take the 2nd right onto Elm St, 0.8 miles.
  4. Continue onto Locust St, 0.8 miles.
  5. Continue onto Main St, 1.0 miles.
  6. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto MA-9 W/N Main St. Continue to follow MA-9 W, 5.1 miles.
  7. Turn left onto MA-143 W/Chesterfield Rd. Continue to follow MA-143, 4.4 miles.
  8. Turn left onto Bisbee Rd, 0.5 miles.
  9. Turn right onto East St, 0.7 miles.
  10. Turn left onto South St, 1.1 miles.
  11. Turn right onto Indian Hollow Rd, 0.6 miles.
Driving directions to Indian Hollow Rd, Chesterfield, MA 01012 from Westfield, MA:
  1. Head south toward Franklin St, 157 ft.
  2. Turn right onto Franklin St, 0.8 miles.
  3. Continue onto US-20 W/Russell Rd. Continue to follow US-20 W, 11.0 miles.
  4. Turn right onto MA-112 N/Bridge Rd/E Main St. Continue to follow MA-112 N, 8.9 miles.
  5. Turn right onto Ireland St, 4.8 miles.
  6. Turn right onto MA-143 E/Main Rd, 2.2 miles.
  7. Turn right onto South St, 2.4 miles.
  8. Turn right onto Indian Hollow Rd, 0.6 miles.
Key Pickup:
  1. From US-20/Russell Road, turn right on to MA-112 N/E Main St.
  2. Continue for nearly four miles, then make a slight right onto Knightsville Dam Road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HUNTINGTON  MA  01050-9742

Phone Number:

Information:  (413)667-3430
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