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.
Went for a 2 day one night camping trip. The water in the ponds is very clear and clean, and the ponds are stocked with trout, salmon, and other freshwater fish. Cliff Pond is great for fishing. Campground was clean as were the facilities. The beach is only about a 2 minute drive away, and we were able to hang out on the beach and dig for clams. Overall would recommend with a warning. WARNING!!!!- You will see signs for ticks all around. These are not for show, the area is infested with ticks. Our group had a few bites despite precautions and when home they were found on the gear. This is a major issue when camping here unfortunately.