Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich

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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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  • September 6, 2017
    We love this campground. Pretty big wooded area. Has two areas to camp. No hook ups, but has bathhouse, restrooms with free showers. There is playground and pavilion. On some weekends they offer panca...  more »
  • September 3, 2017
    After two years of staying at Nickerson, we failed to get a spot in the annual onilne lottery. So, we gave Shawme-Crowell a try. Nickerson is a superior location in the heart of Cape's elbow, its fres...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    This was a 2nd time staying here, and it can't be beat for the price. Advantages: 5 minutes from the Sagamore Bridge, less than $30/night, large amount of space between sites (for the cape anyway), ma...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    This is a great campground. Heavily forested area makes each camp site feel pretty private. Rustic but suitable for tents, campers and RVs. Clean toilets, hot showers and a sink to wash dishes. There are even handicap accessible camp sites and showers. There is some traffic noise but it wasn't too bothersome. I would definitely recommend this campground.
  • July 10, 2017
    Spacious, beautiful sites. Nice little camp store. My only complaints are about the shower house. Water temperature varied from freezing to scalding several times during my showers, usually turning cold right when I was shampooing my hair. The most annoying thing was discovering the "Closed for Cleaning" signs when walking up on the day we checked out. Why would you close the bathrooms an hour before checkout time?!!! Totally inconsiderate.
  • June 1, 2017
    Secluded, quiet, park rangers don't bother you or check up on you. Overall great experience every time I go!
  • June 15, 2017
    Very fun. Near ice cream place and beach. Camp here.
  • July 6, 2017
    It's my local campground. Clean, well-maintained, free of trash.

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