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Old 07-21-2006, 07:51 AM
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In a welcoming message Catawbalea asked where to camp in MA. We have stayed at several CGs in the area, including one near Old Sturbridge and the Brimfield Flea Market. Another nice location is Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Canal. We highly recommend the state forest CGs as they tend to be sited with plenty of trees and spread apart to allow for more privacy. However, most all of the state forest CGs have no hookups. Some sites can be reserved while others are left open for "drop ins" -you take your chance that a site is available.
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/scus.htm

Some of the private CGs we've stayed at:

Camp Overflow (near Tolland State Forest)
Nice CG with wooded sites fairly close together; electric & water, no sewer at our site; rustic but clean restrooms and showers ($).
http://www.campoverflow.com/

Oak Haven (near Old Sturbridge and the Brimfield Flea Market)
Mostly wooded sites; clean facilities; dirt roads with some slopes
http://oakhavencampground.com/

Maurice's Campground (Cape Cod)
Narrow roads; closely packed (treed) sites; abuts the mid cape bike trail; some open field sites
http://www.mauricescampground.com/homepage.html

Scusset Beach State Reservation (along the Cape Cod Canal, mainland side)
Mostly open sites; abuts the Cape Cod Canal bike path; clean facilities; electric & shared water, no sewer
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/scus.htm

There are several CGs we've visited and put them on our short list for future outings:

Southwick Acres, Southwick, MA
Mostly wooded sites; mostly seasonal campers; rustic facilities
http://southwickacres.com/

Windy Acres, Westhampton, MA
Wooded sites; rustic facilities
http://windyacres.com/

Bonny Rigg Camping Club
Until a few years ago a membership CG, now open to the public; nicely wooded sites; open year round
http://bonnyriggcampground.com/

We are heading to the Bourne Scenic Park CG to attend the fall rally of the New England Pilgrim TrailBlazers Chapter. The rally is being held September 8th through the 10th and will post a review of the CG shortly after our return home.
http://bournescenicpark.com/s1/main/index.asp
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:23 AM
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Dick and Jeri,

I'll be at the NE Rally. Looking forward to meeting you.
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:08 PM
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I have just spent a pleasurable amount of time marking the campgrounds as favorites to explore in the future. Each site does look interesting. Thank you for the time spent and the nice variety of locations.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:00 PM
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Wompatuck state Park in Hingham is nice too.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:12 AM
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Has anyone ever camped at Atlantic Oaks Campground in Eastham, MA? We're heading there late next week and will be there from the 8th through the 15th.

Also, any recommendations for things to do and see there? We'll have two families with kids ranging from 10 -17. We are planning on doing some deep sea fishing so any recommendations would be great.

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Has anyone ever camped at Atlantic Oaks Campground in Eastham, MA? We're heading there late next week and will be there from the 8th through the 15th.

Also, any recommendations for things to do and see there? We'll have two families with kids ranging from 10 -17. We are planning on doing some deep sea fishing so any recommendations would be great.

Steve
Ten years late, but I thought I should mention that Atlantic Oaks was the very first place we stayed after buying our 2417KD TM from MCD RV Center in West Yarmouth. One reason we chose it was that all sites are pull-through, and I did not trust myself yet on backing into a spot.

Atlantic Oaks is nice, between the main road through the Cape and a bike-hike trail. Walking distance to a very popular seafood drive-in. Dog friendly.
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We stay at Shawme Crowell State Park in Sandwich Ma. It is right across the bridge. The park is well maintained and the site are large. There is easy access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail and you also get a free pass to South Cape Beach which is a short drive away. This park is large and we usually do not have to book a reservation in advance. There are no hook ups on any sites.
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In Eastern Massachusetts I highly recommend "Cape Ann Campsite" in Gloucester Ma. The folks there are friendly and helpful. The campsites are scattered throughout a wooded hillside with plenty of room between sites. there is a good mix of full service sites, tent only sites and electric only sites. The campground is located close to Wingaersheek Beach, which in my view is one of the best ocean beaches I have ever visited. They are dog friendly.

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