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North Of Highland Camping Area
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15 reviews
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“Awful customer service, crazy rules!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Today I called to make a reservation for myself and a couple friends. It would be a total of 4 women including myself. I called and asked about making a reservation and the woman told me that the four of us can't stay together because we are all FEMALE! She said two girls can stay on one site and two girls on another. So i asked if we could stay together if only three girls went and she said one girl would have to stay by herself. The whole point of the trip was to spend time together. She said that if we had a group of both men and women we could stay together, WHY does that make a difference?? She claimed "we are very respectful of our quiet hours". I don't see how gender can determine how loud a group will be? Maybe age but not gender! They allow six people to a site so why couldn't four girls stay together? Absolutely rediculous! Gender discrimination. I plan on sending my business else where. If you want good customer service and to have fun on your trip, don't come here!! They will not be accommodating for the customer!

Stayed June 2013
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Warwick, MA
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I have stayed at North of Highland most summers since 1991. The campground is away from roads, and quite rural, even though it's on Cape Cod. It's a good place for bikes, kids, and kids on bikes. It's also decent for adults, because it's quiet.

When on Cape Cod, I like to go to the National Seashore. Staying at North of Highland I can do that without having to deal with traffic and people.

There are a lot of rules. Most of the rules prevent people from doing stuff that isn't neighborly. For example, having no fires is great, because it isn't smokey and people don't burn trash. The people that run this place are polite and helpful.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is ont of the best campground I've ever been. Staff very nice and helpfull. Prices have went up since 2009 though. It used to be the chepest campground around P-Town, but now the rates are whithin the average of the area. There is a beach nearby that you can walk to without having to pay for anything, but I would suggest buying the National Seashores seasonal pass so you'll have accces to all 6 beaches.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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burlington, vermont
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed at North of highland this August. We were lucky enough to get a large site assigned to us when we made a reservation around Memorial day. Apparently someone had canceled. The sites book up months in advance for August and the campground was full when we were there Be aware that some of the sites are tiny and they are all VERY close together with little privacy due to the lack of foliage other than pine trees. However, everyone was friendly and it did really quiet down down around 10pm. Campers were pretty varied from older retired couples to families with kids. It is really suitable for people who want an inexpensive place from which to enjoy the cape and don't expect to either party with their friends or have a traditional "camping in nature" type experience. Lots to do in the area. Plenty of inexpensive showers and the camp store has GREAT coffee!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Redding, Connecticut
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

The best place to stay to get away from it all!! A true Cape Cod getaway for those that love the ocean, scrub pine, and sound of the wind and the ocean!!!! Walk to the open ocean or ride on your bike. Enjoy a campfire on the beach with friends and family!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Montreal
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Two years ago, we stayed at Dune’s Edge Campground, nearer to Provincetown, but this time we were looking toward a campground nearer to the beach. We couldn’t have found a better spot! North of Highland Campground is not only less expensive than Dune’s Edge (while still at only a few minutes from Provincetown by car or bus), there’s a path to Head of the Meadow beach, which is thus at only a few minutes by foot from most campsites. Having the opportunity to walk to the beach in the morning is simply awesome. Being family-oriented, this campground is very much quiet at night, though the privacy provided by the pines is not so great and the sites are quite near from one another. Nonetheless, we didn’t have any issue with any neighbour during our stay there.
The camp store is rather small and only have a few products (mostly camping supplies), but is very convenient for ice. Restrooms located throughout the campground are sufficient and kept very clean. As for the showers, at 7 minutes of hot and abundant water in very clean stalls, for a single quarter, it is exceptional.
In short, we clearly appreciated our experience there, recommend it without any doubt and would undoubtedly return in the future.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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southeast mass
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in June 2012 and was very impressed how quiet and clean the campground was. The bathrooms are in good condition and the shower area is very clean. The walk to the beach is the biggest plus about this campground. Staff was pleasant and helpful with tips on area attractions. Not having a fire was not great, but common in most Cape campgrounds. A lot of rules, but understandable when you recognize how badly behaved some people are. Plan to return on a beach weekend in late August, as in high season you have to reserve for a whole week.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: North Of Highland Camping Area
Address: 52 Head Of The Meadow Road, North Truro, MA 02652
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > North Truro
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in North Truro
Number of rooms: 257
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
North of Highland Camping Area, since 1954, is mostly tenting, very family orientated, and has a direct-pathway that opens up to the "Cape Cod National Sea Shore". We have an on-site store, recreation room, library, laundromat, rest rooms, hot showers, and a playground (with parental guidance). You can come here to camp -- pitch your tent or RV -- and never have to leave if you choose. ... more   less 
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North Of Highland Camping Area North Truro, MA, North America

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