- 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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Tuesday 12/06/2016 0%
Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 42F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 12/07/2016 40%
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Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 43F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday 12/08/2016 20%
Overcast. High 43F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 12/09/2016 0%
Partly cloudy. Gusty winds in the afternoon. High 38F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Saturday 12/10/2016 0%
Plentiful sunshine. High 31F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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