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“Repeat Campers - Enjoyed our Stay, Again”

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Sweetwater Forest Campground
Certificate of Excellence
Plymouth, MA
2 reviews
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“Repeat Campers - Enjoyed our Stay, Again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2008

We have been camping at Sweetwater Forest for about 8 years now, and our family (3 generations) have enjoyed our stays. The facility is family-owned and we find them to be friendly and reasonable to deal with. The sites are ample sizes and cater to all sorts of equipment--tents, pop-ups, large trailers. While it is true there is no on-site swimming, there is a pond where you can fish or go out in a canoe/rowboat. The location of the campground is quite easy to get to and there are lots of things to do in the area. We enjoy walking through the grounds, also.

The owners are very generous with special events--such as the make-your-own-sundae and pizza parties, as well as the recent Labor Day Barbecue which featured a live band, wine & beer and a catered western-style meal, as well as a raffle--all FREE. This was a great celebration of their 50th year. Unfortunately, some person or persons chose to steal the donation box set up near the food area, which most of the campers in attendance had contributed to. We were very upset to learn the next morning that some people have no conscience and obviously no morals to do something like this.

  • Liked — Convenient Location, Friendliness of Staff, Special Planned Activities
  • Disliked — Bathroom Facilities Need Updating
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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boston, ma
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2008

My group of 13 friends rented 4 campsites in the C section this past weekend. We were all disappointed with the uncleanliness of the bathroom facilities. Rain or shine there was a constant trail of mud inside the bathroom/shower areas. There was mold all over the shower curtains, clumps of hair on the shower floors, one out of three of the sinks kept clogging, some of the toilets kept clogging, the trash was usually overflowing onto the floor and the paper towels ran out on a daily basis. Also, the water pressure in the showers was not the best.

I called the office one evening about the clogged toilets, no toilet paper and general uncleanliness of the bathroom. I was told there was nobody there to send to fix the problems and to go use the B area bathrooms.

Also, there is a security gate that is locked from 10pm to 7 or 8am, but is open all other hours for anyone who wants to drive into the campground. After passing the gate there is only a sign telling you to check in at the office. We did not have any problems, but just mentioning incase this is something you look for in a campground.

If you are looking for a campground that has an activity schedule, then this is not the place for you. The only scheduled activity was a hayride.

Make sure you are out of your site by 11am. We were running a little behind and the next campers showed up at 11:25. Nobody from the campground ever came around to check the site before the next camper arrived.

The campsites we had were nice and connected by paths through the wooded areas in between the sites. And you can have campfires (a lot of campgrounds on the Cape do not allow campfires).

NOTE: QUIET time is 9PM to 8AM.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — dirty bathrooms
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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1 Thank luvbeachdays
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South Shore, MA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2008

I just arrived home from a 4 day stay at Sweetwater Forest Campground in Brewster, MA. We had four campsites with 15 people staying with us. We arrived on Friday and immediately checked into our sites. The sites are very large and had great space between each one. We were over in the "C" section and were very close to the bathrooms. We all had paths to each other's sites so it was great to go back and forth.


The worst part of staying here is there is absolutely NO swimming anywhere on this campground. NO POOL! at all. There is a pond which you are not allowed to swim in at all. You can boat and fish in this pond..but that is it. There is a pond nearby, which you have to go to the local town hall and get a permit to go to. This was really bad considering it's 90 degrees out and you are just dying from the heat and have no where to cool off!!

The next worse thing about staying here is the bathrooms here were the most disgusting bathrooms I have ever encountered in my life at a campground! 6 out of 8 toilets were clogged with urine/feces/toilet tissue! One out of two sinks was constantly plugged and unuseable! There were no paper towels and no hand wash either. The floor was constantly covered in mud..and it was bone dry outside! We called about 6 times for them to come and clean these bathrooms..which never got cleaned!!!! Another thing you may want to know about this campground is quiet hours start at 9:30!!!! OK..now I'm on vacation..I don't know too many people that go to bed at 9:30 on a Friday and Saturday. They strictly enforced these hours also! We were just playing a hand held game around the campfire and got yelled at 3 times..

I definitely will not return back to this campground ever! This was the second time I have gone to this campground. I gave it a second chance..and it definitely will be the last.

The other good thing about this campground is it's literally right on the bike path and that's always an awesome activity for the entire day!

  • Liked — The very large sites!!!!!!!
  • Disliked — Bathrooms, no swimming and quiet hours.
  • Stayed July 2008
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Additional Information about Sweetwater Forest Campground

Property: Sweetwater Forest Campground
Address: 676 Harwich Rd, Brewster, MA 02631-5269
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Brewster
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Brewster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sweetwater Forest, established by our family in 1958, features 250 campsites artfully spread over 75+ acres of Native Cape Cod woodland, with frontage on a lake for fishing & canoeing. Sweetwater offers a Separate Tenting Area, some sites with beautiful views of the lake & our retired cranberry bog- a haven for wildlife. On site modern amenities are available, & Camp Store has plenty of extras you may need-and ready to eat lunches-perfect for a day at beach or biking the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Our Roster of in-camp recreation includes 6 Playgrounds, Basketball, Canoe Rentals, Miniature Golf, Horseshoes & the Log Cabin Lodge where the game need not be missed! Pets are welcome, but may not be left alone on sites. Paws A While, our day boarding Kennel has a limited number of spots, is air conditioned, and dogs are walked. SWEETWATER FOREST's CENTRAL LOCATION MAKES IT THE PERFECT HOME-BASE FROM WHICH TO TOUR ALL THE CAPE & ISLANDS HAVE TO OFFER-WHETHER STAYING FOR THE WEEKEND-OR THE SEASON! ... more   less 
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Sweetwater Forest Campground Brewster, MA - Cape Cod

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