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Tent campers

Perfect location for a summer / beach camp. Mostly for RVs but tent site #6 was great. Views of the ocean to wake up too and tucked away from main area.

Worst part is you can’t bring your car on the site. Do not understand this, especially since it was over 95° and we have dogs that need AC, one if which is 14. We did sneak the car up by asking an RV camper to use his land because they block off the entrance with giant tree trunks.

More good stuff, the private pet friendly beaches were great! Small but perfect to relax. No problems with the pets at all and old but clean bathrooms.

On the Canal

If you like fishing this is your place

Nice Campground

This place is very friendly people close to the Cap Cod Canal

Has good things ... has not so good things

We just completed our stay here at Curlew Pond.  Long time listener first time camper here. 

Pros:

1. All the sites are basically on the water.  It's great.  The Reserve America / DCR site map is wildly inaccurate (never experienced that before)  and shows our site not at all near the water so it was a great surprise to be RIGHT on the water.   I added a photo of an accurate map of the layout. 

2.  It was quiet (may be due to covid with less occupancy but we were very pleased with how quiet it was … even with all the children enjoying themselves, it was very peaceful. 

3.  Bathrooms  seem new and are clean and well maintained. 

4.  Showers also seem new and are private room showers. 

5.  Despite the upcoming cons, we had a nice time and would probably  return. 

Cons:

1. The showers are clean and private but, unless I am just inept, they seem to have one temp setting (push button operation) and that setting is scalding hot.  Like for real,  it steamed up the whole room almost instantly and it was too hot to actually use.  I truly could not understand it.   I left covered in steam and sweat - it was literally a steam room … in July.  Not cute. 

2. The sites are VERY close to each other with almost no privacy / trees  to your left or right.  Due to Covid, the sites on either side of us were empty but otherwise it would have been alarmingly close.  

3. There seems to be only one water spigot for the whole camp site.  You can get water from some  the dish clean sinks though. 

4.  There was an ice cream truck that did rounds a few times a day.   I'm not a monster who does not like ice cream but … the music took us our of the element a bit. 

5.  This is not exactly a con … more of an observation:  They have a very rigid and not quick registration process.  This may also be due to Covid but  you might want to be prepared for that possibility.

Myles Standish has several campgrounds

Myles Standish is ENORMOUS and has several campgrounds that are miles apart spanning more than one town. 

I did a review on our stay at Curlew Pond Campground and it can be found at the Dyrt's page for that campground:

https://thedyrt.com/camping/MA/myles-standish-state-forest-curlew-pond

Clean campground. Nearby beaches

Lots of nearby beaches and restaurants. Campsites are simple. A patch of grass with a small bush or two, not very much shade, space or privacy. Tent sites do not have water or electricity but bathhouse is in easy walking range. A nice place to ride a bike around so definitely bring your bike. More of an RV park. RVs do have hookups. Bathrooms and showers are clean. $1.50 in quarters for a 6 min hot shower. Which is nice after a long day at the beach. Playground and courts on the premises and walking paths and an area that accesses the water if your wanted to throw a kayak in. It's a nice place for the location. But not much privacy really, and not much shade, but that will vary from site to site. It's nice because there is so much to do nearby and kept very clean. Our site ended up being right next to the bathhouse so there wasn't too much privacy there. I'd come back again though. And I would definitely come back in an RV instead of I could.

One of my favorites

They allow 2 cars per site. Kept very clean. Swimming area. Great for kayaking and fishing. We camp in our tent. They do allow RVs. Tons of hiking trails. Picnic tables and fire pit at each site. The folks a few miles down the road by the rotary sell giant piles of wood for $10. They do not have an on site store or sell firewood. So bring your own things. Simple but very nice.

Good Campground, Great Location

This campground was recently bought by Sun RV so there already some changes happening- the arcade room is closed and being remodeled and they now allow you to use your own boat (non motor) on the pond which is a definite improvement. Mini golf and the pools are nothing special. We have camped here every summer for 4 years in a “glamp” site which is large with fire pit. The staff has always been friendly and we even projected a movie 4th of July outdoors with no issue. That being said, we use this mostly as a location to do other things- Old Silver Beach is 10 minutes down the road as is the Shining Sea Bike path. Downtown Falmouth is 10 minutes away as well where you have great restaurants, shops and the ferry to the islands.

Whispering pines

Busy campground with a lot of RV sites on top of each other. Campsite was large and set in the back. Hike to the bathroom from tent site. Two sites right on top of each other but lots of room. Screaming children all night took away from the peacefulness.

Great first stay!

We stayed here as our first trip as a family in a new trailer. The staff was very friendly, they helped me out in backing into a site (basically the first time I’ve ever backed a trailer up) with a lot of patience and grace. Nice little fishing pond on site, nice clean bathhouses and pool. Will definitely be back!