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Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich
(3.7/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
Shawme-Crowell State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest located in the town of Sandwich in Barnstable County. The forest lost much of its original acreage with the creation of Camp Edwards, which is part of the modern-day Joint Base Cape Cod. The forest is made up of pitch pine and scrub oaks and is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.Activities and amenitiesThe forest's two campgrounds offer more than 280 year-round camp sites and access to Scusset Beach State Reservation. Over 15 miles of roads and trails are available for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.
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  • Shawme is a wonderful treasure on Cape Cod. Most of the sites have a good buffer from the neighbors. These are primitive sites, no power or hookups. All of the sites I have used have had good drainage...  more »
  • We stayed for 2 nights in one of their yurts. The yurt was small but comfortable and we liked having the electricity. It was a little tight for 6 people. In addition it gets very hot during the day, a...  more »
  • I've stayed here now two times. For the price It can't be beat. The sites are relatively spacious and there are bathrooms and showers nearby. The bathrooms and showers are a little messy but hey it's ...  more »
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  • A great experience! It still gets chilling in the yurts this time of year but much warmer than camping. They sell bundles of wood at the entrance so you never need to worry about running out. Also the staff working up front are wonderful!
  • Went there with my girlfriend for a road trip. We stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed the spot. We're happy we did it by internet because the campsite was full when we got in. Pretty private, beautiful nature and helpful staff. You're not supposed to bring your own wood, but do it anyway : they sell their wood for way too much.
  • This an OK place. There's not much to complain but not much to praise either. We stayed at site 102B which was really small for 4 people and 2 tents. Our tents had to almost touch each other to leave enough room for the 2 cars, picnic table, fire, and 4 chairs. I noticed some other sites were more spacious though. Overall the sites are also very close to each other, almost on top of each other, but the bushes do a good job at keeping privacy. Bushes don't keep sound away though, we could hear and understand all of our neighbors' conversations. The campsite is also very boring, nothing to walk around for, nothing to see in the camp site. We only went to stay in the tent and have conversation by the fire so it didn't bother us but i can see this place being very boring for a couple or for kids, so unless you're in a large group that can entertain itself, you will be bored. Restrooms were ridiculously dirty also (but it is camp, so this is not a big deal for me) it was very problematic for the ladies.. i would not go here again. The Sandwich town is really cute though so once you're out of the campsite we enjoyed walking around the small town.
  • I love this campground. I've camped at many campgrounds and these sites are not only large enough for two families but all sites have privacy. The price is right and I also get access to town neck beach although they say only scousett beach.
  • One of the best camp sites- why? Because they don't stack you on top of each other like core wood! Most of these camp sites have trees around them for some privacy. Good location for the beaches, grocery store near by.