Best Camping on Cape Cod

After a long week in the city, there are few things better than escaping up to the Cape. Going on a hike, watching the waves roll in, and camping under the stars is sure to help you hit that reset button. There are 20+ campgrounds on Cape Cod. Whether you are in an RV or tent camping,these spots make for the best camping on Cape Cod.

Camping Spots on the Cape

Bourne Scenic Park

On the iconic Upper Cape is Bourne Scenic Park that is right along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal on the mainland side of the Cape. The park has two pools, a picnic area, plus a game room and playground for the little ones. This campground can handle both tents and RVs and has a few cabins available. It is open April through October from $36/day or $216/week.

Dune’s Edge Campground

On the lower cape is the quiet 100 spot, Dune’s Edge Campground that sits in the middle of sand dunes and pine trees. The campground is on the edge of Provincetown, which is a historic retreat for artists and writers. Camp here and after a 15-minute walk be in the middle of Cape Cod’s eclectic street scene. The campground is open May through October and is part of the Cape Code National Seashore. If you love to be on the water sailing, boating, fishing, or swimming you have come to the right place.

Nickerson State Park

Away from the coast 30 miles south is one of the most popular campgrounds that has 400 campsites on 1900 acres of forested land is Nickerson State Park. These camping spots are quite spacious and private which leads them to being sold out 6 months in advance. There are eight freshwater kettle ponds that offer up the chance to soak up the sun swimming, canoeing, and fishing. If you are a cyclist, check out the 22-mile Cape Code Rail Trail that runs along the Outer Cape where you ride past cranberry bogs!


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  • I would love to take my family camping. And the prices are very affordable. How fun would this be. Lots of activites to do while camping to and most important you get to explore nature and be outside.

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