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Scusset Beach State Reservation, MA

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Scusset Beach State Reservation is situated at the corner of beautiful Cape Cod Bay and the east end of scenic Cape Cod Canal. With its close proximity to Cape Cod and historic Plymouth, this campgournd is a popular destination for RV campers. Offering 98 RV sites with water and 30-Amp electric hookups, 5 tent-only campsites and a safari field for RV clubs, this is a fabulous facility to spend a few nights or a two week vacation. For salt water anglers hoping to catch a striped bass or other ocean fish, the area has a fishing pier, a 3000 foot stone jetty and 1 1/2 miles of frontage along the canal. Enjoy bking, walking or running along Cape Cod Canal's car-free service road, swimming in the ocean or taking a short hike to scenic Sagamore Hill with gorgeous views of the bay.


Scusset Beach is located in southeastern Massachusetts on the east side of 17.4 mile long Cape Cod Canal. Within the park the sandy ocean beach, scenic picnic area, fishing opportunities and historic Sagamore Hill offers something for everyone.


Activities inlcude swimming, fishing, hunting (in season), picnicking, camping, walking, running, bicycling, bird watching, ship watching, geo-caching and interpretive nature programs in season. Scusset Beach also offers off-season camping mid-October to early May on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Camping is limited to self-contained units only, as there are no restrooms, water hookups, showers or dump station during this timeframe. For your convenience, electric hookups are available.


In addition to 98 RV sites and 5 tent sites, Scusset Beach offers safari field camping. The safari field can hold up to 75 self-contained RV units and is available to organized groups only for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the main camping season. Sunday nights are also when a holiday falls on Monday. Safari field camping is for RV clubs only and requires a minimum of 20 self-contained camping units during the stay. This is not a family or group site camping experience and reservations are always required. Each RV unit may set up 1 small tent for children or storage.

Fires are not allowed on RV/Trailer sites. There is a communal firepit for shared use. Only tent sites offer individual fire pits.

All campsites are equipped with a picnic table and charcoal grill.

The dumping station hours are 8 a.m. to noon.

The main beach area is 1600 feet long with lifeguards, restroom/shower facility and a concession stand. Beach wheelchairs are available. The fish pier area has a parking lot, restrooms and a picnic area complte with grills for cooking the catch! The pier allows great fishing and access to views of Cape Cod Canal for people of all abilities.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Shawme Crowell State Forest - More than 15 miles of roads and trails provide hiking, mountain biking and equestrian access to over 700 acres of pitch pine and scrub oak landscape.
  • Myles Standish State Forest - Fresh water swimming, fishing and biking await you in this 14,000 acre state forest.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bicycling Paths
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Community Fire Pit
  • Concession Stand (seasonal)
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Dumping Station
  • Electric Hookups (30 amp)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Healthy Heart Trail
  • Hiking
  • Historic Site
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs (seasonal)
  • Leashed Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Water Hookups
Alerts and Important Information

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts State Parks and Campgrounds.

Ticks and mosquitoes are growing threats in Massachusetts. when outdoors take precautions as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control.

CDC Outdoor Safety

No outside firewood. Obtain your firewood from park staff or camp store. Please, fires in designated rings only and extinguish by midnight.

  • Respect the 14-day camping limit. To ensure that many campers enjoy our parks, campers and camping equipment are limited to 14 cumulative days occupancy in any one park between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Violators of the 14-day limit may be asked to leave the park.
  • Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

    Check-in time is 1:00 p.m. and Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

    Children must be attended at all times.

    Children 16 and under must wear bicycle helmets while riding bicycles.

    Pets must be attended and leashed at all times; are prohibited from swimming beaches and state buildings including restrooms, cabins and yurts. Please pick up after your pet.

    Keep your campsite clean. Use available trash and recycling receptacles. Wash dishes at dishwashing stations where available, not in bathroom sinks or at public faucets.

    Visitors must pay the day use parking fee and leave the campground by 8:00 p.m.

    Learn more about our volunteer host camping program.

    To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our campers:
    • Only propane for cooking, no charcoal.
    • Campers should bring extension cords and extension hoses (at least 50-75 feet) for electric and water respectively, as some sites are closer to hookups than others.
    • Don't overcrowd your campsite. Please limit site occupancy to four people or one family (parents and children 17 or under). Please limit site equipment to two tents or one trailer or RV and one tent. Also, please no more than two vehicles per campsite.
    • Pets are welcome in most campgrounds, but please keep them on a 10' leash at all times, clean up after them, never leave them unattended and prevent them from disturbing others. Also, you must bring proof of rabies vaccination when camping with your pet. Pets are prohibited from designated beach areas, Boston Harbor Islands, Camp Nihan and all yurt and cabin sites.
    • Massachusetts law requires that children age 16 and under wear a helmet when bicycling. The MA DCR encourages all cyclists to wear a helmet and to cycle safely.
    • Please do not feed wild animals.

    Getting There:

    Scusset Beach State Reservation is located in southeastern Massachusetts.

    From South of Boston:

    Rte. 3 toward Plymouth/Cape Cod. Take Exit 1A for US-5 West toward Buzzards Bay/Falmouth/Scusset Beach Rd. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Scusset Beach Rd. Turn left at Scenic Hwy. Continue on Meetinghouse Lane. Continue on Scusset Beach Rd.

    From the Cape:

    US-6 West towards Boston/Providence R.I. Take the exit toward Canal St/Rte. 3A. Slight right at Canal St/Rte. 3A. Turn right at Meetinghouse Lane. Continue on Scusset Beach Rd.

    From Wareham:

    US-6 East. At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto Main St. At Bourne Rotary Cir N, take the first exit onto US-6 East heading to Hyannis/Provincetown/Rte. 3/Plymouth. Continue on Meetinghouse Lane. Continue on Scusset Beach Rd.

    Campground Address:
    140 Scusset Beach Road
    Sagamore Beach, MA

    Campground Phone Number:

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Scusset Beach State Reservation
    140 Scusset Beach Road

    Phone Number:

    Information: (508)888-0859