- Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA 02114, USA
- 508 896-3491
Travel the road to the upper campgrounds in Nickerson State Park and you may think for a moment that you have been magically transported to the Berkshire Hills or the piney woods of the Carolinas. Nowhere in sight are the sand dunes and salt marshes usually associated with Cape Cod. Instead, you are surrounded by woods that slope down to the banks of eight crystal clear fresh water ponds. Yet, if you walk or bicycle through the woods, you will find no rivers or streams feeding the ponds. These are kettle ponds, among more than 300 formed as glaciers retreated from the Cape over 10,000 years ago. Completely dependent on groundwater and precipitation, the water level in the ponds fluctuates from season to season and year to year.
Nickerson’s 1900 acres offers more than 420 campsites, including yurt camping, an amphitheater, eight miles of roads, hiking trails, an eight mile bike path that connects to the 25 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, and ponds stocked year-round with trout. Cape Cod Bay is within walking or bicycling distance. You can swim and canoe at Flax Pond; birdwatch or catch-and-release fish at Higgins Pond, or participate in the many seasonal interpretive and recreational programs offered by park staff.
Phone: 508 896-3491
Total Sites: 200
- swimming pool
- lp gas
- modem connection
- sewer hookups
- other swimming
- cable tv
- dump station
- recreation hall
- group area
- phone hookups
Park Directions Nickerson State Park is located in southeastern Massachusetts on the mid-Cape, near Brewster. From Boston: take Rte. 3 south to the Sagamore Bridge, then Rte. 6 to exit 12 in Orleans, turn left off the ramp onto Rte. 6A West towards Brewster. Continue for about 2 miles. Park Entrance is on left.
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Friday 01/20/2017 0%
Cloudy. High 42F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 01/21/2017 20%
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High near 50F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 01/22/2017 10%
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 44F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 01/23/2017 100%
Windy with periods of rain. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds ENE at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.
Tuesday 01/24/2017 100%
Windy with a steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 41F. Winds N at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
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