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Nickerson State Park, MA

Photo: Nickerson State Park


In the heart of Cape Cod, Nickerson State Park's 1900 acres offer visitors a natural woodland setting and access to the Cape's many recreation attractions. The park's 420 campsites are set in pine and oak forests that slope down to the banks of eight crystal clear fresh water ponds. Paved bicycle trails, freshwater swimming and boating opportunities, and spacious campsites are just some of the reasons that Nickerson State Park is one of the most popular campgrounds in Massachusetts.

IMPORTANT: MA State Parks prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities. Arriving customers must get their firewood at the campground. Firewood is available at tthe Camp Store and pricing may vary from other DCR campgrounds. Transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities may result in eviction, or substantial fine, or both.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Bicycling Paths
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating (Motorized)
  • Boating (Non-Motorized)
  • Camp Store
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession Stands
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Trails
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Leashed Pet Allowed
  • Picnicking
  • Public Telephones
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Skiing (Cross Country)
  • Swimming
  • Yurts
Alerts and Important Information

IMPORTANT: The United States Centers for Disease Control, DCR's MassParks and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health encourage everyone to be safe outdoors. Diseases associated with ticks and mosquitoes are growing threats in Massachusetts. When outdoors, please take necessary precautions as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control.

CDC Outdoor Safety


CDC Tick Info

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

The reservation must be in the name of the primary occupant.

To insure fairness for all MA customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 6-month Maximum Window cannot be changed or canceled until 18 days after the reservation was made.

If you choose to cancel or change your reservation, a $10.00 fee will be charged. The reservation transaction charge is non-refundable.

Cancellations made on the day of arrival must be made by calling the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping fee plus a $10.00 cancellation fee. Fees will be deducted from any refunds due or will be added to future reservations. Refunds of $5 or less cannot be processed. If you leave early, please check-out at the contact station.

If you are unable to arrive on your scheduled arrival date, you must call the campground. Failure to contact the park by 8 A.M. the morning following your scheduled arrival date may result in your campsite being reassigned to another camper and forfeiture of all fees paid.

Help this state forest, park or beach by donating to the Conservation Trust.

Learn more about our volunteer host camping program.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our campers:
  • Yurts are canvas sided, cabin-like structures that can accommodate 4 to 6 people. Yurts are not heated and are rented during the main season only. Yurt reservations at Nickerson State Park require Sunday to Sunday 7 or 14 day reservations only from the last Sunday in June to the first Sunday in September. A two-night minimum reservation is required outside those dates.
  • Yurts offer bunk beds, chairs and tables, and access to water and electricity. Linens and eating utensils are not provided.
  • Pets are not permitted in the yurts or on the yurt sites.
  • Big Cliff Pond is limited to a 10 HP maximum. Electric boat motors in Flax Pond and in all other ponds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Check-in time is 1:00 P.M.; Check-out time is 11:00 A.M.
  • Quiet hours are 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
  • Pets are welcome in most campgrounds; please keep them on a 10' leash at all times; clean up after pets, never leave them unattended and prevent them from disturbing others. Proof of rabies vaccination is required at check-in. Pets are prohibited from designated beach areas and all yurt and cabin sites.
  • MA law requires that children age 16 and under wear a helmet when bicycling.
  • Please do not feed wild animals.

Getting There:

Once on Cape Cod take Rte. 6 East to Exit 12 in Orleans. Turn left off the ramp onto Rte. 6A West. Follow Rte. 6A West 2 miles to Nickerson State Park on the left.

Campground Address:
3488 Main Street
Brewster, MA

Campground Phone Number:

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Nickerson State Park
3488 Main Street

Phone Number:

Information: (508)896-3491