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Campgrounds on Cape Cod

There are more than 20 campgrounds on Cape Cod, ranging from basic tent camping areas to full-service RV resorts. 

Looking to do some yurt camping? You'll find those here, too ...

Yurt in a wooded areaYurt Camping at Shawme-Crowell State Forest on Cape Cod

For the lovers of the great outdoors, Cape Cod's campgrounds, RV parks - and a new "glamping" resort - offer loads of camping options in prime locations!

Directory of
Cape Cod Campgrounds

Camping season generally runs from May to September or mid-October. Very few campgrounds on Cape Cod open before May 1st, and most are closed by mid-October.

Pet policies and rules about campfires vary depending on the campground you choose. If pets and/or open fires are allowed, I'll let you know (below).

Note: Rules and policies do change from time to time. If you're planning to bring your four-legged travel companion with you, or if an evening campfire is important to you, please be sure to confirm all info directly with the camping area of your choice before you make your reservation.

Upper Cape Campgrounds:
Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth & Mashpee

Campers at waterfront campgroundCamping By The Cape Cod Canal at Bourne Scenic Park

Bourne Scenic Park

370 Scenic Highway
Buzzards Bay, MA
(508) 759-7873
More Info: Bourne Scenic Park

Open: Apr-Oct
Pets: Okay
Fires: OK

Bourne Scenic Park boasts one of the most sought-after camping spots on the Upper Cape, nestled along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal on the "mainland" side.

Along with easy access to all the activities the Canal region offers, the park's amenities include two pools, Canal-side picnic area, game room, playground, lots of planned activities, and a really cool line-up of live entertainment.

Bay View Campground

260 MacArthur Blvd. (Rt. 28)
Bourne, MA
(508) 759-7610
More Info: Bay View Campground

Open: May-Oct
Pets: OK
Fires: OK

Bay View is a super-family friendly campground set up on a knoll near the Cape Cod Canal.

This popular camping area has 3 pools, 2 playgrounds, acres of sports fields and courts, a rec hall, organized activities for all ages, and a special dog park for your canine buddy, too.

Note: Bay View is also on the "mainland" side of the Canal.

* NEW in 2021 *

AutoCamp Cape Cod

Falmouth, MA
More Info: AutoCamp Cape Cod

Opened: March 2021

AutoCamp welcomed their first guests on Cape Cod in spring 2021. 

With accommodations including custom-designed Airstream Suites, ADA-Accessible X Suites and Luxury Tents, AutoCamp takes the concept of "glamping" to a whole new level!

[Note: I'm hoping to visit this unique "camping" spot soon. I'll post back here to let you know all about it!]

Click here to read AutoCamp's press release for details about the location and amenities. It'll blow your mind!

Dunroamin' Trailer Park

5 John Ewer Road
Sandwich, MA
(508) 477-0541
More Info: Dunroamin' Trailer Park

Open: Apr-Oct
Pets: Limited
Fires: No

Looking for pond-side campgrounds on Cape Cod? Check out Dunroamin' - a quiet, rural retreat on beautiful Peters Pond in Sandwich.

Dunroamin' is not a hustle-bustle kinda place. Although there are some planned activities, laid-back is the way to go - swimming, fishing, paddling or sailing on the crystal clear, 137 acre spring-fed pond.

Sailboats, rowboats and paddleboats are provided for guests' use at no extra charge.

Lawrence Pond Village Campground

45 Great Hill Road
Sandwich, MA
(508) 428-6255
More Info: Lawrence Pond Village

Open: May-Oct
Pets: OK
Fires: No

If you're lucky enough to spend the entire summer camping on Cape Cod, living shore-side on the 138-acre Lawrence Pond is a great place to be!

Freshwater swimming, boating and fishing are right there on your doorstep. When you're ready for saltwater beaches and water sports, they're just a few minutes away - along with great restaurants, attractions and entertainment.

Campers at Lawrence Pond Village have a choice of season-long campsite rentals (no tents) or housekeeping cabins that rent weekly.

Johns Pond Campground

2 Back Road
Mashpee, MA
(508) 477-0444
More Info: John's Pond Village

Open: Apr-Oct
Pets: ?
Fires: ?

On 20 acres in the Mashpee Woods, John's Pond Campground offers seasonal RV campsites, a private beach on a freshwater lake, and hiking trails through the adjacent national wild life sanctuary.

This is a smaller camping area, so be sure to reserve early to secure your spot!

Cape Cod Camp Resort

176 Thomas Landers Road
East Falmouth, MA
(508) 548-1458
More Info: Cape Cod Camp Resort

Open: May-Oct
Pets: OK
Fires: Limited

This extremely popular campground has been awarded Woodall's "Diamond W" Award as well as Trailer Life's "Award of Excellence". Not a surprise when you see all it offers ...

3 in-ground pools, a private lake for swimming, boating and fishing, organized activities, a clubhouse with pool tables, games, and other entertainment, and much, much more.

Mid- and Lower Cape Camping Areas:
Bass River, Dennisport & Brewster

Bass River Trailer Park

698 Willow Street
Bass River, MA
(508) 398-2011
More Info: Bass River Trailer Park

Open: May-Oct
Pets: OK
Fires: No

This quiet, family-run trailer park is in a great location, within walking and biking distance of area beaches, restaurants of all flavors, and lots of family friendly activities and attractions.

Repeat visitors come back year after year, so it's a good idea to call early if you'd like to reserve a spot.

Campers Haven

184 Old Wharf Road
Dennisport, MA
(508) 398-2811
More Info: Campers Haven

Open: May-Oct
Pets: Off-season
Fires: No

Campers Haven RV Resort is one of few campgrounds on Cape Cod with its own private saltwater beach. Stay here and you'll have direct access to the warm, calm waters of Nantucket Sound for swimming, and the beach where you can lounge the day away.

Other features at Campers Haven include a playground area for the kids, a basketball court, mini-golf and bocce, and billiards. The on-site  snack bar serves breakfast, lunch, and the must-have summer treat: ice cream!

FYI: Campers Haven also has two vacation rental houses as another lodging option.

Old Chatham Road RV Campground

310 Old Chatham Road
South Dennis, MA 02660
(508) 385-3616
More Info: Old Chatham RV Resort

Open: Apr-Oct
Pets: OK
Fires: Limited

The Old Chatham Road RV Resort campgrounds are about as centrally located as you can get, set on 55 wooded acres midway between Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay and about halfway between Bourne and Provincetown. The location makes it a great home base for exploring.

As a "home away from home", this RV resort offers adults and kids pools, a playground area, basketball and volleyball facilities, a gameroom, and a commercial grill for guests to use.

Shady Knoll Campgrounds

1709 Main Street
(508) 896-3002
More Info: Shady Knoll

Open: Apr-Oct
Pets: OK
Fires: OK

Looking for a peaceful, laid-back place to stay? Shady Knoll could be the place for you!

Set just off Rt. 6A in Brewster on the north side of the Cape, this family-friendly camping area is near Bay-side beaches, the Cape Cod Rail Trail bikeway, and some of the best fishing you'll find anywhere.

Atlantic Ocean beaches, great restaurants, and fun shops are just a short drive away.

Outer Cape Camping Spots:
Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro & Provincetown

Atlantic Oaks

2700 Rt. 6
(508) 255-1437
More Info: Atlantic Oaks

Open: May-Nov
Pets: OK
Fires: OK

Atlantic Oaks' pretty, wooded campsites are right at the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore area. The National Seashore Visitors Center is a half-mile away. Bay and Ocean beaches are nearby, as are hiking and bike trails, lighthouses, and plenty of dining and shopping options.

Note: Winter camping available by advance reservation.

Wellfleet Hollow State Campground

180 Old Kings Highway
South Wellfleet
(508) 349-3007
More Info: ReserveAmerica

Open: Late May-early Sept
Pets: No
Fires: Fire ring

This is back-to-nature camping in a quiet, wooded setting near Bay and Ocean beaches in the Cape Cod National Seashore region.

Campsites are limited to one tent OR one camping unit limited to 15' box (pop-ups, teardrops, mini-trailers, truck campers).

For those of you who were here years ago, you'll remember this  as the old Paine's Tenter's Village campground. In 2019 it was taken over by the Commonwealth of MA and re-named as Wellfleet Hollow State Campground.

Maurice's Campground

80 Route 6
(508) 349-2029
More Info: Maurice's Campground

Open: May-Oct
Pets: No
Fires: No

Maurice's has been an Outer Cape camping favorite for years, thanks to its great location near some of the best National Seashore beaches. It's also directly on the bike trail, making it easy to get around and do some sightseeing without a car.

In addition to campsites, 1-bedroom cabins (no cooking facilities) and cottages (with cooking facilities) are also available for rent. Cabins may be rented on a daily or weekly basis; cottages rent by the week only.

Adventure Bound - North Truro & Horton's

Adventure Bound - North Truro
46 Highland Road
North Truro, MA
(508) 478-1847


Adventure Bound - Horton's
71 South Highland Road
North Truro, MA
(508) 487-1220

More Info: Adventure Bound

Open: Mar-Oct
Pets: Yes
Fires: Limited

Adventure Bound Camping Resorts has two campgrounds in the Cape Cod National Seashore area: Horton's and North Truro.

From the North Truro site, you can walk or bike to beaches and to the nearby Highland Links golf course and Highland Lighthouse. 

Prime sites at Horton's have panoramic views of Cape Cod Bay, Highland Light and nearby Provincetown.

North of Highland Campgrounds

52 Head of the Meadow Road
North Truro
(508) 487-1191
More Info: North of Highland

Open: May-Sept
Pets: No
Fires: No

If getting away from it all is your goal, North of Highland is the place to do it!

This tent camping area sits on 60 wooded acres just a half-mile from spectacular Head of the Meadow Beach.

When you're ready to step up your excitement level a bit, all the activities, entertainment and dining you could want await you just a few miles away in Provincetown!

Coastal Acres

76R Bayberry Avenue
(508) 487-1700
More Info: Coastal Acres

Open: Apr-Oct
Pets: Yes
Fires: Contained fires only

Looking for a camping area that's close to the action? This is it!

Coastal Acres is within easy walking and biking distance to everything in fun-packed Provincetown, so you'll have no lack of places to see and things to do when you're in the mood. Beaches, restaurants, shopping and attractions are all nearby.

Along with tent and RV sites, camper rentals are also available by the week in season and 2-night minimum in low season.

Dunes Edge Camping

Just off Rt. 6
Provincetown, MA
(508) 487-9815
More Info: Dunes Edge

Open: May-Oct
Pets: Yes
Fires: No

Dunes Edge offers wooded and secluded camping areas in a family friendly atmosphere.

This campground is also very convenient to the beaches, restaurants, shopping, fishing, whale watching, and other attractions in Provincetown.


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Dates of operation, rates, amenities, policies, etc., may change at any time, at the campground owner/management's discretion, without notice and without my knowledge. Before making any travel plans, please be sure to contact the campground directly to confirm up-to-the-moment info.