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Old Town Landing , MASSACHUSETTS

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Most Recent Old Town Landing Camping Reviews
Great time

Stayed on an rv site for 1 week this past summer. Had a great time, kids had a blast with the boat rentals and fishing.
Saw they have 2 yurts for rent as well.

Staff was incredibly freindly and gave us restaurant recommendations around the area.
About 5 min from great hiking at purgatory chasm.

If you want water views this is the place.

I have been camping here for 20 years off and on. The staff is always friendly and will accommodate you with whatever you need. Don't like your site? Call the office and they will find you one you do like if it's available. The campground is set on the Q River and if you're lucky enough to see it from your site it's beautiful. The campground CAN get packed but everyone is polite and we've never had a problem. 

I will be returning every year I'm able.

Coastal campground open late in season

Scusset Beach offers an extended camping season, although the extended season is restricted to self-contained units as the restrooms are turned off.  Also, there are only 5 designated tent sites during the peak season, so if you want to tent camp here, you'd best make a reservation well in advance.. You cannot reserve an RV site for a just a tent, though if you have a trailer, you may also have a tent on the site. The 5 tent sites have their own fire pits, but the RV sites must use a community fire pit, though in mid-November, just before the campground closed for the season, RVers used the firepit at a tent site that provided some additional protection from the wind.

The RV sites have paved parking pads and picnic tables, but the area to the side of the parking pads sometimes slopes away, so it's less usable for chairs, etc.  In the 2020 camping season, every other campsite was closed (thus the picnic tables across the entrance of the parking pad). Some of the sites, 32 34, 36, are along the back of the campground closer to the trees/scrub, and so have some degree of privacy and protection as compared to the others in the wide open park.

The campground is on the north shore of the Cape Code canal and provides access to a sandy beach, a jetty, and the Cape Cod Canal Trail for biking and walking. There's a nice playground for youth. You can fish from the shore or jetty, No need to cross the bridge to the Cape. Plymouth is also nearby to explore.

Quiet & comfortable

I only took one star away because I could hear road traffic from my site, even in the middle of the night and I didn't expect to. Otherwise, a great campground! Very clean and quiet.

Wonderful campground!

We stayed here for a season and loved it! The staff from the front desk to the front gate are incredibly friendly and welcoming!


Front office is open late (9pm)

Offers wood, ice, fire starters, hoses and adapter cap for gray water drain.

Country Store

Ice Cream

Amazing views of the canal.

Bike path along the canal, easy access.

Lots of playgrounds for different ages

Bounce pad (in-ground)


Stair access to canal bike path.

Dump station

Inexpensive to have visitors\

Located near so much! Walmart, Market Basket, Target all within 15min.  


No on site drainage for black water (grey takes an adapter). You will need a poop tote.

Lots of tight spaces

Anyone can pay to access canal, so they can access any campsite even without staying there. 

Highway noise.

BRIDGE TRAFFIC- if you know you know.

Good camp but tight

The campsites were a little small and close together. Where we were it was close to the bridge and the traffic was loud all night. Other than that it was nice because where we were was close to the canal. Just wished the price was a little better. I felt that the sites really didn’t justify the high price for what you pay.

Nice clean campground and staff

The campground was clean. They cleaned playground after each family used it. The pool area was well marked cleaned and open. This was all done for covid precautions. Wooded area was nice with fishing pond. Bass and pan fish. Will definitely go back

Another good state park campground!

Water and 30/50 amp. Beach/swimming area. Bath houses were clean. Huge, modern playground.


Private sites, 30/50amp. Very wooded campground. Nice place to relax.

Back sites are best

This campground operated by the Trustees offers centralized bathrooms and walk-in sites. There are 10 sites located on either side of the Noanet trail leaving from the parking area near Chickering Pond. The last five are off a spur trail a little farther from the parking lot. If you are looking for proximity to bathrooms and the pond, you can't beat site #1. It's one of the larger sites just off the trail, but it's also visible to people walking over from the parking lot to the pond. Wagons are available to help you transport your supplies to your campsite. This fall (2020) they offered weekend camping opportunities; website says they'll be open 2021 for camping and to check back next year for details.

Sites 11-15 may be a slightly longer walk, but they are larger and more level. REI has made a donation toward campsite improvements. Some of the other sites are small, uneven, with roots and limited space for pitching a tent at a decent distance from the firepit. Site 5 & 6 share an entrance and may be nice if you are camping with friends. 

The sites do come with picnic tables and most of the campsites offer grates with the firepit. The camp store offers water for sale if you forgot some. There is also running water at the visitor's center with a dishwashing sink, bathrooms and showers.

There's plenty to keep you busy for a weekend, whether it's wandering the trails, paddling a canoe or kayak (you'll need to rent, you can't bring your own), fishing (catch and release), birdwatching, or searching for a geocache. There's a volleyball pit near the picnic pavilion. Up a short hill behind the visitor's center is a playground for kids that includes a small climbing wall and net. As long as it's dry, there are some mountain biking trails.

3 bar cell coverage on Verizon.