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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

Coastal Flood Statement

Issued:
10:24 PM EDT on April 27, 2017
Expires:
4:00 AM EDT on April 28, 2017
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/28/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 79F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 04/29/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. Thunder possible. High 77F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 04/30/2017 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 52F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Monday 05/01/2017 70%
Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain...mainly in the morning. High near 60F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 05/02/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 74F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.


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