Nice spot right over the Cape Cod Canal. Spent many summers here as a kid and was fun to return with my family. We did tent camping here and didn't really explore the grounds. But, our spot was nice. I could hear the cars on the highway off in the distance (hardly).
This state forest campground is located just over the Sagamore bridge, across the Cape Cod canal. It's a basic, no-frills campground, with more than half the sites designated as tent only; a few of the sites are designated for tent/pop-up. The tent sites tend to be on short spurs that may be hilly and uneven, so would be difficult to navigate with a trailer or larger vehicle. If you don't have camping gear, there are 6 yurts available for rent, though they were not available during the 2020 covid season. The bathrooms offer showers and are undergoing some renovations in 2020. No hookups, but there is a dump station.
If you have young kids, they'll love the new playground area. That's really about the only attraction within the campground, though there are some hiking and biking trails. The Cape Cod Canal Bikeway is nearby and provides easy biking and exploration. If you're looking for a beach experience and you'll be there a few days, consider buying a weekly parking pass. During the week, it may be worthwhile to cross back across the Sagamore bridge to visit Scusset Beach State Reservation, but weekend summer traffic will likely make that prohibitive.
If you forgot food, Market Basket is a short distance away.
Good value for the money. Could hear the traffic on rte 3 in the background at night. No electricity on sites. Good for a couple of nights, but wouldn't want to stay longer than that.
The cons: Very basic. No electricity at sites. Small camp store
Not too loud. Wonderful location Awesome playground. Price cant be beat
I like this campground because it is close to home. There isn't much to do here within the campground. It has two areas. The one nearer the camp entrance is smaller than the second. The second one has a playground while the first one does not. I would not recommend the first area if you have small children for this reason. The playground is being revamped and looks awesome so far. Unfortunately the bathroom right next to it is closed while the playground is being updated. It is very hilly but many people enjoy riding their bikes here. When driving, be careful of them. I've hiked the trails and you have to be careful. They aren't always well maintained or marked. They are right next to the main highway so you get car noise and can usually see them as well. I find them to be uninteresting. There is no swimming on site either. On the positive side, the campground is within driving distance of great fishing, biking and tourist areas.
Price is right and always very well maintained. It is also very close to Rt 6 so the traffic noise is almost constant especially friday nights. Not recommended for light sleepers but very convenient.
One of my all time favorites. Not super fancy. Your basic car camping. Perfect for new(er) campers and families..
Great way to get on Cape Cod in the summer without a reservations (and off the cape). Super close to Sandwich Town & Scusset beaches. Nice shady sites, clean, well kept, friendly, helpful rangers. Many quaint, private sites considering the number of sites available.
I would love this place and give 5 stars, IF they didn’t have gypsy moth caterpillar infestation in the spring. I do intend to visit at the end of summer one year.
Everything else about this place is top notch.
We stayed here in October and it was a little too chilly for us to camp but we gave it a shot. The campground wasn't too big and the sites offered a lot of privacy, and some hiking trails within the campground. Would definitely recommend!
Lot's of sites…pretty pine forrest…nice home base to explore the Cape. Dog friendly, fire ring at sites. Good shower houses.