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For the lovers of the great outdoors, Cape Cod’s campgrounds, RV parks – and a new “glamping” resort – offer loads of camping options in prime locations!
Directory ofCape Cod Campgrounds
Camping season generally runs from May to September or mid-October. Very few campgrounds on Cape Cod open before May 1st, and most are closed by mid-October.
Pet policies and rules about campfires vary depending on the campground you choose. If pets and/or open fires are allowed, I’ll let you know (below). Note: Rules and policies do change from time to time. If you’re planning to bring your four-legged travel companion with you, or if an evening campfire is important to you, please be sure to confirm all info directly with the camping area of your choice before you make your reservation.
Upper Cape Campgrounds: Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth & Mashpee
Bourne Scenic Park
Bourne Scenic Park boasts one of the most sought-after camping spots on the Upper Cape, nestled along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal on the “mainland” side. Along with easy access to all the activities the Canal region offers, the park’s amenities include two pools, Canal-side picnic area, game room, playground, lots of planned activities, and a really cool line-up of live entertainment.
Bay View Campground
Bay View is a super-family friendly campground set up on a knoll near the Cape Cod Canal. This popular camping area has 3 pools, 2 playgrounds, acres of sports fields and courts, a rec hall, organized activities for all ages, and a special dog park for your canine buddy, too.
Note: Bay View is also on the “mainland” side of the Canal.
Dunroamin’ Trailer Park
Looking for pond-side campgrounds on Cape Cod? Check out Dunroamin’ – a quiet, rural retreat on beautiful Peters Pond in Sandwich. Dunroamin’ is not a hustle-bustle kinda place. Although there are some planned activities, laid-back is the way to go – swimming, fishing, paddling or sailing on the crystal clear, 137 acre spring-fed pond. Sailboats, rowboats and paddleboats are provided for guests’ use at no extra charge.
Lawrence Pond Village Campground
If you’re lucky enough to spend the entire summer camping on Cape Cod, living shore-side on the 138-acre Lawrence Pond is a great place to be! Freshwater swimming, boating and fishing are right there on your doorstep. When you’re ready for saltwater beaches and water sports, they’re just a few minutes away – along with great restaurants, attractions and entertainment.Campers at Lawrence Pond Village have a choice of season-long campsite rentals (no tents) or housekeeping cabins that rent weekly.
Johns Pond Campground
On 20 acres in the Mashpee Woods, John’s Pond Campground offers seasonal RV campsites, a private beach on a freshwater lake, and hiking trails through the adjacent national wild life sanctuary. This is a smaller camping area, so be sure to reserve early to secure your spot!
Cape Cod Camp Resort
This extremely popular campground has been awarded Woodall’s “Diamond W” Award as well as Trailer Life’s “Award of Excellence”. Not a surprise when you see all it offers … 3 in-ground pools, a private lake for swimming, boating and fishing, organized activities, a clubhouse with pool tables, games, and other entertainment, and much, much more.
Mid- and Lower Cape Camping Areas:Bass River, Dennisport & Brewster
Bass River Trailer Park
This quiet, family-run trailer park is in a great location, within walking and biking distance of area beaches, restaurants of all flavors, and lots of family friendly activities and attractions. Repeat visitors come back year after year, so it’s a good idea to call early if you’d like to reserve a spot.
Campers Haven RV Resort is one of few campgrounds on Cape Cod with its own private saltwater beach. Stay here and you’ll have direct access to the warm, calm waters of Nantucket Sound for swimming, and the beach where you can lounge the day away. Other features at Campers Haven include a playground area for the kids, a basketball court, mini-golf and bocce, and billiards. The on-site snack bar serves breakfast, lunch, and the must-have summer treat: ice cream! FYI: Campers Haven also has two vacation rental houses as another lodging option.
Old Chatham Road RV Campground
The Old Chatham Road RV Resort campgrounds are about as centrally located as you can get, set on 55 wooded acres midway between Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay and about halfway between Bourne and Provincetown. The location makes it a great home base for exploring. As a “home away from home”, this RV resort offers adults and kids pools, a playground area, basketball and volleyball facilities, a gameroom, and a commercial grill for guests to use.
Shady Knoll Campgrounds
Looking for a peaceful, laid-back place to stay? Shady Knoll could be the place for you! Set just off Rt. 6A in Brewster on the north side of the Cape, this family-friendly camping area is near Bay-side beaches, the Cape Cod Rail Trail bikeway, and some of the best fishing you’ll find anywhere. Atlantic Ocean beaches, great restaurants, and fun shops are just a short drive away.
Outer Cape Camping Spots: Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro & Provincetown
Atlantic Oaks’ pretty, wooded campsites are right at the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore area. The National Seashore Visitors Center is a half-mile away. Bay and Ocean beaches are nearby, as are hiking and bike trails, lighthouses, and plenty of dining and shopping options.Note: Winter camping available by advance reservation.
Wellfleet Hollow State Campground
This is back-to-nature camping in a quiet, wooded setting near Bay and Ocean beaches in the Cape Cod National Seashore region.
Campsites are limited to one tent OR one camping unit limited to 15′ box (pop-ups, teardrops, mini-trailers, truck campers).
For those of you who were here years ago, you’ll remember this as the old Paine’s Tenter’s Village campground. In 2019 it was taken over by the Commonwealth of MA and re-named as Wellfleet Hollow State Campground.
Maurice’s has been an Outer Cape camping favorite for years, thanks to its great location near some of the best National Seashore beaches. It’s also directly on the bike trail, making it easy to get around and do some sightseeing without a car.
In addition to campsites, 1-bedroom cabins (no cooking facilities) and cottages (with cooking facilities) are also available for rent. Cabins may be rented on a daily or weekly basis; cottages rent by the week only.
Adventure Bound – North Truro & Horton’s
Adventure Bound Camping Resorts has two campgrounds in the Cape Cod National Seashore area: Horton’s and North Truro.From the North Truro site, you can walk or bike to beaches and to the nearby Highland Links golf course and Highland Lighthouse. Prime sites at Horton’s have panoramic views of Cape Cod Bay, Highland Light and nearby Provincetown.
North of Highland Campgrounds
If getting away from it all is your goal, North of Highland is the place to do it! This tent camping area sits on 60 wooded acres just a half-mile from spectacular Head of the Meadow Beach.When you’re ready to step up your excitement level a bit, all the activities, entertainment and dining you could want await you just a few miles away in Provincetown!
Looking for a camping area that’s close to the action? This is it! Coastal Acres is within easy walking and biking distance to everything in fun-packed Provincetown, so you’ll have no lack of places to see and things to do when you’re in the mood. Beaches, restaurants, shopping and attractions are all nearby.Along with tent and RV sites, camper rentals are also available by the week in season and 2-night minimum in low season.
Dunes Edge Camping
Dunes Edge offers wooded and secluded camping areas in a family friendly atmosphere. This campground is also very convenient to the beaches, restaurants, shopping, fishing, whale watching, and other attractions in Provincetown.
Related Pages:Camping on the Beach
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Dates of operation, rates, amenities, policies, etc., may change at any time, at the campground owner/management’s discretion, without notice and without my knowledge. Before making any travel plans, please be sure to contact the campground directly to confirm up-to-the-moment info.