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Nickerson State Park

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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


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

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.


Campground Rules

Where is the mention of fishing area (below)?



Weather

Clear
Thursday 03/23/2017 0%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 38F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 03/24/2017 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. High 43F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 03/25/2017 60%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers in the morning becoming a steady light rain in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Snow
Sunday 03/26/2017 30%
Snow
Cloudy with rain and snow showers in the morning. Partial clearing in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 30%.
Rain
Monday 03/27/2017 90%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 41F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.


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