Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Nickerson State Park

Nickerson State Park is situated on the edge of Flax Pond and is home to over 400 campsites making it a great place for camping near Boston. Tent campers, RV-ers, and yurt lovers will all find the perfect spot here for their next Massachusetts adventure. Experienced Nickerson campers recommend getting a reservation early for peak summer months as these high-demand spots are snatched up quickly.

Situated near the National Seashore, Nickerson’s beachy environment welcomes campers who are looking for a unique experience. The park’s location in Cape Cod contributes to its popularity thanks to access to iconic lighthouses, sport fishing, some of the country’s tastiest seafood, and more! Make your way throughout the park and the cape by biking the scenic 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail. Enjoy views of white pines and spruce trees, cedar swamps, and countless kettle ponds along the way.

So bring your bike, kayak, and lots of bug spray – you’re about to have a good time.

Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Nickerson State Park is located in Massachusetts
41.764 N
-70.033 W
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31 Reviews of Nickerson State Park
Great campground!

We had a great experience here and loved being able to hike down to Cliff Pond to swim and wander around. As long as you stay clear of the poison ivy, you will have a great time!

Biking Mecca

This is a great park for mountain biking, there are trails everywhere. Check NEMBA website for a trail map.

Very nice place

This campground is very nice. Clean and has lots of space in campsites. The facilities are also very clean. It has lots of bike trails and hiking trails to go on. Which we went on some hiking trails. Is very close to cape attractions and beach.


We have stayed at Nickerson 2 summers in a row for 5 nights in August. Campsites had a good amount of space between them so you were not on top of each other. We have stayed in area 6x. The park has a number of kettle ponds to swim and boat in. There is one near area 6x which was a 10 minute walk from our campsite. It is such clean water! and the bonus is that there have only been about 20 people there at the most because one can only walk to it. There are bike paths in the park and the park is located on the main bike trail on the Cape. We have biked to ice creams shops, restaurants and a nearby beach. We also came/went to the Cape off weekend days so we did not have to deal with traffic getting to and from the Cape in the summer weekends. We loved our stays at Nickerson.

Great spot for visiting the national seashore

We listed late summer after most of the normal tourist attractions had shut down for the season. The campground was well maintained and staffed despite it being the start of the shoulder season. The sites are nicely separated though some are a bit challenging to find. We enjoyed our spot and had a nice buffer between our site and others. We did have several evening visitors, up close and personal. So if you stay here be ware that the skunks are very active. At one point there was one inside our tent vestibule. However, we left them alone (we were also visited while sitting around our fire one evening) and they returned the favor.

The restrooms and showers were quite clean and the property appeared to be well kept. I really appreciated and enjoyed the close proximity to the biking trails. It was nice to ride all the way to the Salt Pond Visitors Center.

Biking trails on the Cape

This is a great camp ground, the many bike trails make it easy to adventure without your car, and there is a beach area and bay area not far away. Clean and plentiful there are so many sites but at peak of season it can be difficult to get in.

Peace and Quiet

We had a great time family of 4, it wasnt a long drive from home as others have been, so by the time we got there the kids were still happy and willing to help, the sites were spread so we werent on top of each other, but I would suggest bringing extra bug spray. Overall we had a great trip

So Much to Do!

Woodsy pet-friendly family camping with easy access to Cape Cod attractions. Our family of four plus one pet enjoyed biking, hiking, and pond swimming during our three night tent stay. Sites are grassy and tree-lined offering some privacy. Bathrooms were clean and showers were warm and spacious. We kept ourselves occupied within the park for most of our stay, but enjoyed venturing out to spend time enjoying the National Seashore, and outstanding sea food joints. Since camping means being close to nature be sure to bring bug spray and be prepared to deal with a bit of sand. In all, this state park made for a fun family outdoor adventure!

Centrally Located

The campground was very conveniently located and the camp sites were not very close together which was a nice difference from the hustle and bustle of Cape Cod. Definitely would return despite the bugs.

Cape Cod!

Solid state park. The yurts kind of suck. Kind of dirty, but would keep you real dry if it got wet. Actually ended up camping outside of the yurt. Glad we had it but also glad we didnt have to sleep in it.