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“Sweet swimmable ponds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nickerson State Park

Nickerson State Park
Rte 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
508-896-3491
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Brewster
Type: State Parks
Activities: Biking, Swimming
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Sweet swimmable ponds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good camping. Good swimming ponds, hiking. Well managed. Must reserve camping spots way ahead. Watch out for ticks. Great cross-country skiing on bike path in winter.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“A quiet base camp to explore the areas in Cape Cod”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at Nickerson State Park 7/25/13-7/28/13. It's a great place to set up a base camp in order to explore the areas on Cape Cod, within the park and the beaches. Bikes are a great thing to bring as much of the area within the park and surrounding areas are bike friendly. Additionally, the Rail Trail is nearby for additional great biking.
The sites are a good size with lots of trees for sun coverage. The bathrooms are semi clean (we stayed during a very rainy couple of days) but average for any state park. The park was very quiet at night. We were very surprised that by 9:30pm there were few campfires and very little noise.
The camp store is about average and they close relatively early around 8:00pm each night. There are no facilities within the campground to wash or dry clothes. We stopped at Orleans Coin Op in Orleans and quickly left due to the rudeness of the person in charge of the business.
Nickerson State Park is a great place to explore and camp while enjoying the beauty and uniqueness of Cape Cod.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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“Don't miss this park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Most people come to the Cape to visit the Bay, ocean, Nantucket Sound but forget that Nickerson State Park has ponds for swimming, boating and fishing & trails for hiking and biking. Go for the day ($5/day fee) or make a reservation for a campsite.

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“Camping fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great State Park for family or friend camping overnight, weekends or for an extended visit on Cape Cod. There is swimming, paddleboats, SUPs, and sailing. The Park store provides some groceries and snacks, but the closest grocery store is only 2 miles away. Call for reservations for a camp site, or call the Town of Brewster for a beach pass. And bring your bug spray!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Paddleboarding and kayaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Beautiful state park, central location, easy to navigate, and access to biking and plenty of other outdoor activities. Wish I'd brought a tackle box to do some fishing. If it's recreational, this park has it. Definitely recommend checking it out.

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