The best camping near Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Scribbler Shed

1 site · Lodging1 acre · East Falmouth, MA
Enjoy glamping to the sounds of nature snuggled in this uniquely designed, 100 sq ft tree house. Amenities include outdoor dining, fire pit, grill, hot tub, camping porto and cold shower all within a short drive to the Falmouth beaches and the Shining Sea Bike Path. In the off-season, this "scribbler shed" is available for writing retreats and meditative getaways.
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Souza Cranberry Waterfront Campsite

3 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Rochester, MA
Come enjoy our active 50 acre cranberry bog, located in God's country, Rochester Massachusetts. Enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing or paddle boating in our private 6 acre watering hole. Or just take a walk around the bogs enjoying the sites of nature and the animals you may see along the way. Two Waterfront sites available, no electricity, water or sewer. Generator's allowed, and generator available for rent. Water refill and dump station available upon request.
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Cozy Wooded Nook

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Carver, MA
A cozy 3 acres near Cranberry Bogs. We have 5 campsites available to choose from. 1 RV (& multi tent) site and 4 onsite trailers. There are additional various locations tucked into nooks for small tent and hammock camping. Short wooded trails for dog walks. Build a fire for enjoyment, or swivel the 30” grill top over, to cook. Campfires permitted. Wood for sale on-site is $5 per bundle — mix of pine, oak, maple, ash, and poplar. The randomly dispersed hammocks are perfect for relaxing, watching sunsets through the tree line or reading a book with the morning birds. Pet friendly. 25-foot tie-out cable available for use anywhere on the property. No dump stations or bathrooms on site. [Luggable Loo Bucket Toilet available for rent for $1] Well water fill up available. Absolutely no use of liquid fire accelerants, please. We will provide endless fire starter logs and cardboard to get you going. 15 AMP ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $5/PER NIGHT 5 miles to Plymouth 25 miles to Cape Cod 45 miles to Boston
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Waterfront cabin 10minutes Cape Cod

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Wareham, MA
Beautiful cabin just three steps to the water with your very own private sandy beach cove, a dock and use of canoe, kayaks and paddle boat Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing and snorkeling. A fire pit for s’mores at night. The cabin is a studio style 1 bedroom with a kitchen area with a small table for 2. It has a mini fridge And freezer. A bathroom with a shower, unheated water, a portable camping toilet and a hand washing station.. There is one electric outlet for your use. A large grill under a gazebo, propane available for a fee. A hammock for reading a book or taking a nap. This cabin is very close to neighbors in a quiet secluded neighborhood. Although the main house sits high above the Cabin we respect your privacy and you will have the grounds all to yourself during your stay. Water Wiz water park and Onset beach is only a 5 minute drive away. And only about 10 minute drive to Bourne bridge if you’d like to explore Cape Cod and its many beautiful beaches. Strict 2 person max policy.
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Cape Cod Cranberry Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Sandwich, MA
Experience the charm of staying on a scenic and historic working Cranberry Farm in Cape Cod. Situated near Cape Cod Bay Beaches and surrounded by the scenic attractions of nearby Route 6A on the Northside of Cape Cod. Our vast, secure, and private 60-acre farm boasts numerous sites to cater to all your camping desires, whether it's RV camping or simple tent camping. We offer multiple private sites on our active Cranberry Farm, ensuring a memorable and comfortable stay.
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8 Acres Homestead

2 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Tiverton, RI
Enjoy this quaint and tranquil getaway. Close to local beaches, cafes, and shops. Our property is located in the picturesque, New England coastal town of Tiverton, Rhode Island. The property is located on a main road and consists of a family residence, a Christian church, and a small farm that sits high on a hill overlooking the Nanaquaket Pond. Pitch your tent, or park your car/van, in our beautiful backyard woodlands just off the main road with rustic walking paths to the Nannaquacket Pond. Take in the natural wildlife such as deer, groundhogs, songbirds, and our free-range chickens when they are out and about. The beauty of the countryside is right around the corner. Historic Tiverton Four Corners: 4 minutes South Shore Beach: 20 minutes Newport: 30 minutes Providence: 30 minutes
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The Cape Cod Acre

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Brewster, MA
The Cape Cod Acre is a cozy one acre oasis just 1 mile from beautiful Cape Cod Bay. Our Honey Shack is a private off grid (no electricity) tiny camp, nestled between pine trees and blueberry bushes. Nearby you can enjoy stunning beaches, hiking, paddling (fresh water ponds or the ocean), surfing, biking (access to the to the Cape Cod Rail Trail is less than a 10 minute drive), great food, restaurants and shops.
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Plymouth Camping Spot

1 site · RV1 acre · Plymouth, MA
Beautiful spot in south Plymouth to pitch a tent or bring your trailer. 5 minute walk to a private pond and minutes from the cape and down town Plymouth. 3 minute drive to the local camp store for all your camping needs and plenty of space for a fire! Lots of hiking spots in the area and a great spot for dogs!
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Kelley’s corner

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Eastham, MA
A private camping spot under the trees at the end of a cul-de-sac. Quiet spot with easy access to everything Cape Cod has to offer. Sit under the trees and enjoy the sound of the birds or visit First Encounter beach a mile from the house. Provincetown, Chatham and Hyannis all just a 30 minute drive away. Lots of hiking paths and Cape Cod bike path just up the road. Excellent fishing from the beach or get a charter for tuna, striped bass and blue fish. Then come home to a quiet space just for you.
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Home away from home - Fully stocked

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Centerville, MA
Newly renovated RV with everything you need for a perfect Cape Cod getaway This spacious RV can sleep up to 8 people comfortably and has everything you need for a fun and relaxing vacation, including: - Fully equipped kitchen with all the essentials - Spacious living area with a queen-size bed and pull-out sofa - Back bunkhouse with two twin beds and a king bed - Outdoor kitchen - AC and heating for all-season comfort - Pet-friendly (with prior approval) Located just minutes from the beach, this RV is the perfect basecamp for exploring all that Cape Cod has to offer. Book your stay today!
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Sakonnet River Getaway

4 sites · Lodging7 acres · Tiverton, RI
Welcome to Enchanted Christmas Tree FarmCoast! Rhode Island may be the tiniest state in the Union, but its charm is immeasurable. With approximately 400 miles of pristine coastline, it boasts a coastal paradise that rivals any other. Picture-perfect colonial seaside towns dot the landscape, reminiscent of scenes from a postcard. The windswept cliffs add a touch of romance to the scenery, while the renowned New England seafood scene tantalizes the taste buds. Venture a bit further inland, and you'll find yourself surrounded by lush forests, sun-kissed vineyards, and glistening lakes. Combined, these elements create an enchanting backdrop for camping under the Rhode Island stars. Indulge in local delicacies like clam cakes and jumbo Quahogs, serenaded by the gentle rhythm of waves caressing the shore. Discover your own slice of nirvana amidst the beauty and tranquility of Rhode Island's coastal wonders at Enchanted Christmas Tree FarmCoast.
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Moose's Midnight Getaway

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Tiverton, RI
Learn more about this land: Located in Tiverton, RI. Access to local RI beaches, great seafood, hiking rails and tower lookout. 2-3 miles away from the town center, beach, and boat ramp.  Newport is just a short 15 mile/ 24 minute drive away. 3 miles away there is access to a fresh water pond with a boat ramp (Watuppa Pond). Large grassy driveway with 30 & 50 amp electric hookups. Guests will receive access to a large backyard area to hangout and lounge chairs.
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The best camping near Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve guide

Overview

About

This really exists. At Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve there are 2500 acres of prime Cape Cod habitat. Wetlands, beaches, and bays oh my! The reserve features beachcombing, fishing, hunting, hiking, and educational tours. What’s more is Washburn Island, which you will need to get to by boat, offers trails and unique primitive camping sites! Ever want to sleep on your own island off the Cape? Pinch yourself, because you’re not dreaming.

Notable campgrounds

Washburn Island offers a serene camping experience, accessible only by boat.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot on Washburn Island, especially during peak season.
  • Check for cancellations regularly as plans change and spots may open up.
  • Be flexible with your dates to increase your chances of finding an available campsite.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative accommodations if Washburn Island is full.

When to go

The best time to visit Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm explorations but be mindful of the no dogs on beaches policy from April 1st to September 30th.

Know before you go

  • Check the visitor center's call hours before planning your visit for any updates on accessibility and events.
  • Free parking is available on-site, making your visit hassle-free from the start.
  • Remember, no alcohol is permitted, ensuring a family-friendly atmosphere throughout your stay.
  • Prepare for a rustic camping experience on Washburn Island, as there are no electric hookups or running water.
  • Massachusetts residents enjoy a reduced camping fee, so bring proof of residency to take advantage of the savings.

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