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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • One of our favorite camping spots on Cape Cod. Awesome camp sites and a great location. Fall and the end of the season is the best time to visit. The campground empties out when the kids return to school. The fishing gets better towards the end of the season and those campfires get a littler cozier. Enjoy!
  • Nice clean quiet place to camp. Densely wooded sites with numerous bath/shower houses located throughout the park. Great campground for families. Only negative is that there is no swimming but beaches are close by.
  • Good location, quiet campground, pass for local beach, large shady private sites, free showers, limited activity program, kids playground, great for walking/hiking, bicycling, family activities. No electricity. Near local eateries, stores, etc. Good jumping off spot for the rest of the cape. Sort of the "overflow" campground for Nickerson State Park, but we love it for its own merits. Very reasonably priced.
  • Felt greeted. Beautiful place. Good people around. A two thumbs up!!
  • We've been going to Shawme for over 10 years but we're still mourning the loss of that great boat which saw my kids growing up. Too bad they took it away. What a loss....

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