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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

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Weather

Chance of Rain
Saturday 10/01/2016 60%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 58F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Overcast
Sunday 10/02/2016 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around 60F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10/03/2016 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 66F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/04/2016 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 58F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/05/2016 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.


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