19 RV Parks near East Wareham, Massachusetts
290 Glen Charlie Rd East Wareham, Massachusetts 02538 (map) | (508) 295-4945
Sites: 600 | Latest Rate: $59.00 | 24 Reviews
Oct 2015 - $59.00
This campground is so under rated. We camped for the Columbus Day Holiday and the CG seemed to be at full capacity, stretching their facilities and staff to the breaking point. We found the CG to be clean but rustic, giving a pleasant experience in very clean campsites. The office staff was very busy with little to complain about and found them to be very helpful. The security staff seem to be well trained with much better than expected professional attitude. We didn't expect much after reading some previous reviews, but with a change in ownership, this campground has become a desirable family destination, with lots of activities all weekend for both kids and adults alike. There are limited hours allowed for campfires, 4:30 to midnight, which seems to be very reasonable, with security politely enforcing this rule while explaining these hours were part of their permit requirements from the local fire district and town of Wareham.
Maple Park seems to have a large seasonal population and golf carts are allowed and golf cart rentals were available.
The campground had a 'haunted Trail ride' utilizing the 'trolley' buses, amd a 10-15 min. ride through the dark forest, an added extra activity for the holiday weekend. Well organized and executed and immense fun and memories for our families weekend stay. We have already booked ahead for next years holiday weekend and look forward to our return. This campground was recommended to us by friends, and we highly recommend this wonderful CG to all of our RVing friends and family. - Captain Dave
Jul 2015 - $59.00
Roads into campground are narrow and very bumpy. Campground is like a maze. Hard to get around. Site was very uneven. Our motorhome rocked horribly going to our site and back out. - Faye J
Aug 2014 - $50.00
This is a very popular campground, judging by the activity - especially during the weekends. It's entirely sand and dirt with no concrete or grass anywhere, but plenty of trees. The entire campground is spread throughout a forest and the roads are primitive but navigable. Most of the residents seem to be permanent, or at least semi-permanent. Electric and water service is good and the sites are well spaced. There is a beach that must draw a lot of activity on the weekend because they block the road off during that time. Since we departed on Saturday morning we had to detour around the beach (through the woods) on our exit. There is a security gate that requires a swipe card to gain access - or manual access by a park attendant. The swipe card costs $10 but you get your money back when it is returned. All the in any way. Perfect home base for exploring the local area (Cape Cod, Boston, RI, etc.) I don't think I would stay here again with a motorhome. - Rob&Terri
Sep 2016 - $59.00
Campground has potential, but I think owners prefer to pocket money instead of upgrading. Some sites look as though the campers are running kennels with sites allowed to have as many as 6 dogs. Most sites have at least 2 or more dogs. Very noisy! I get the impression that any complaints would fall on deaf ears of owners. Most dog owners don't even pick up after their dogs! Have noticed some seasonal sites don't keep dogs on leash. Sites are extremely close with streets being all dirt. This creates for a very dusty environment, since most campers don't follow the speed limit. Only plus I see is location. Campground sits very close to Cape Cod and beaches. - Roadglider
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Overall, this was not a great place to stay. There are a lot of seasonal campers and it seemed more like a trailer park than campground. Most of the residents were clean, but there were a few that did not take care of their area. The bathrooms were not clean, and you had to pay for your shower. They had decent amenities for kids with basketball, a pond to swim in, horseshoes, playground, and much more. They also had movie nights and games during the day for kids. It is a long ways away from both Boston and the Cape. I would recommend staying closer to one or the other, as the commute was long and you run into traffic. The seasonal campers were really strict on the 5mph speed limit, and frequently tell you to slow down, even if you are going 6mph. It was a quiet campground and the lots were bigger than average with a yard. Getting in and out was very easy. Wi-fi is weak and frequently dropped out. They have a convenience store right on the premises that had a great selection of almost anything you need, and made delicious breakfast sandwiches on a daily basis. - Julie Fair
Sep 2013 - $59.00
$10 per day "second pet fee" causes this campground to fall in the "overpriced" category. Massachusetts law requires rabies vaccination be shown at check-in. Low hanging branches alongside interior roads scratch sides of rig on curves. 10% Good Sam discount to everyone without proof of club membership. Unimpressive campground with plenty of potential with a few improvements. - goodspinach
Jun 2012 - $40.00
Went to the Cape, but unfortunately we picked a weekend with a lot of rain. But we still had a good time getting away. Our site was a little narrow. Would have like to have better Wi-Fi coverage. As campgrounds on the Cape go, this one is pretty good. - jp873
Oct 2011 - $39.00
Right on Cape Cod Canal next to lovely walk/bike trail. Very dense shade sandy ground. Some sites very narrow, but ours was large. Seasonal rigs with a lot if stuff lying around detract from the beauty. Water pressure in showers way too high to stand under. Wi-Fi only available 300 feet from office, but office open until 9:00 PM and they invite you to sit there. And there is a large pavilion with access. Store open on weekends in off season. No real alternatives, and this CG isn't bad. - Doogiesmom
Aug 2011 - $46.00
Bourne Scenic Park is narrow piece of land about a mile long located between route 6 and the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, MA starting just west of the Bourne Bridge. This is a town run campground on land leased to them by the Army Corps of Engineers. Management, the office staff, store staff and staff in the campground were very friendly and helpful when asked. The location of the campground makes it a great place for watching the boats and ships traveling through the canal. The manned security gate is a plus. Our site had 50 amp service with gray water pit. We were told only a small section of the campground had upgraded electrical service. There is a dump station for black water. Wi-Fi is only available at the pavilion. There appears to be a lot of scheduled activities and two small pools manned with lifeguards. There are almost no mosquitoes, I guessing due to the smoke. The store had the best Ice Cream. Now for the negative review. 1. Part of campground sits directly below the Bourne Bridge. This bridge transverses the Cape Cod Canal. Trucks crossing over the top use their Jake Brake to slow down in both directions. Tires hitting the expansion joints add to the noise (thump, thump). The noise of the traffic and the braking gets to be very annoying. 2. Emergency vehicles across the canal start their sirens leaving the station and appear to not shut them off until the reach their destination. By the frequency of the noise, they get a lot of calls. 3. NO Air Conditioners are allowed to be used even though we had 50 amp service at 120 plus volts. This means that if you shut your RV’s windows due to the campfire smoke you literally roast. It can get very hot and damp in the RV at night. The smoke just seems to hang in the trees due to the heavy canopy.. 4. No cable and we could only get one station (not all the time though) consistently OTA. We had to face the antenna toward the Bourne Bridge even though the station was in the opposite direction. Trees blocked any chance of a remote satellite dish. 5. Even though there are a lot of sites with grass and excellent views of the canal, you cannot get reserve one. The seasonals have almost all of them. Our site was all sand. 6. Burning of trash in the fire pits is a frequent pastime at this campground. Nothing like the smell of burning trash before you get up in the morning. 7. As far as I could see, none of their rules are being enforced. C section is far enough away so that the bridge noise is significantly reduced. This section is well above the canal. There are many sets of steps leading to the canal service road. The number of steps range from 20 to 50 steps depending where you are located in C section. This section is extremely tight. The larger sites and the sites with a canal view appear to be taken by the seasonals. The roads are very narrow in C section. My neighbor from Rhode Island mentioned to me that the seasonals were not very friendly and I agree. If you can deal with the noise, no A/C , heavy smoke and the smell of burning trash, this might be the perfect campground for you. Until they allow the use of A/C's, I would not recommend Bourne Scenic Park. - ploiselle
Aug 2016 - $67.00
We were attending a wedding and found most of the RV parks booked months ahead. Bay View was available and although expensive, we took it. Site was wide, level and wooded. Backed up to a site that had a derelict trailer and lots of junk. If we had invited guests to visit our site, they would have to pay $7 each to enter the park if staying more than 30 minutes. If we return to area, will look for another park. - Dunwoodyradio
Aug 2016 - $67.00
Very large, well spaced out campground. Entrance/exit from 28 is difficult at high traffic times. Site was a back in site for our 45 ft coach. Site was nice and roomy, clean and ready for us. Due to trees, satellite dish would not work.
Campground has hills and turns but they are manageable. Check in was prompt and friendly. Several seasonal campers, but tastefully finished sites.
Very nice campground. Friendly staff. Doubtful you will be able to use satellite while here. Wifi was off and on. - Vavrin
Aug 2016 - $55.00
This is a really nice, woodsy, clean campground. It has a state park feel. Our 50 amp, FHU site needed some work to level as the terrain is hilly. The terrain also is what gives the cg some ambiance and charm. Our site (#254) was spacious with lots of shade. We had no road noise, but did notice that the sites closer to the entrance had noise. BE VERY CAREFUL of the cg entrance & exit. Our GPS had us going just a little farther per the address. The entrance comes suddenly and is exactly where another road is merging (just past the Subaru dealership). It is a little dicey. Because Hwy 28 is so busy, the exit is hard in a MH pulling, and there is a dip. We cracked our windshield. It might be easier to go up the road before hooking up the toad - that would be my recommendation. The WiFi was excellent as was the cable. Good Verizon cell service. Very friendly staff & easy, efficient check-in. Guard at gate checking passes to enter & exit. We would stay here again. - Gayle E.
Jun 2016 - $17.00
Giant state park with a nice network of hiking paths and paved bike trails. We stayed at the lower end of Fearing Pond at site H9. We chose the Fearing Pond loop after reading other reviews that mentioned the main Charge Pond camping area had a reputation for being a little rowdier and noisy, even after quiet hours. For the most part, the Fearing loop was quiet, but the campsites are very close to each other with no vegetation or cover between sites. This also means that it is easy to hear conversations of campers at nearby sites.
Our site was an easy walk to Fearing Pond, where there was a nice, small beach. We were told over the phone that no non-marine-grade flotation devices were allowed in the water, but many families brought inflatable floats and appeared to use them without trouble. There are no kayaks to rent on-site, but there is a rental place a few miles away, with the guideline of renting for no less than a full day, and transporting it to and from the camp on your own.
There were multiple potable water stations and dump stations located on a loop behind the check-in station, for easy fill-up/dumping on the way in or out of the park. Additionally, many potable water stations were located throughout the loops in the park. - malsbury
Jun 2012 - $12.00
First time visitors to this campground. We were in the Charge Pond area A and half of the other areas were closed. I don't know if they open up more as the season picks up. The beach area at Charge Pond was nice. The water was clear, there was good fishing, and it wasn't busy at all. The campground was clean with sandy sites and that near the ocean kind of feel. There is about 20 feet of forest between each site. The kids enjoyed riding their bikes on the paved bike paths. Make sure you have a map and pre-plan your trip as it can get confusing without one. We were hoping to climb the fire tower but it was locked up. We would go back again, but it's kind of a long drive. Oh, the bathroom had a door that was left open but it didn't matter because there wasn't a screen on it. - B. P. Donelan
Jul 2010 - $14.00
We camped here on a weekend where all sites were full, but found the Barrett's Pond area very quiet. Our site (J11) was small but level. Backing in was tricky due to a small incline, but I was able to do it on the first try. After exploring the park, I realized that there was only a handful of sites that were level enough for a travel trailer, and we clearly had the largest TT in the park. Park is more suited to pop-ups and tents. Firewood cannot be taken in or out of Massachusetts parks due to the ALH beetle, but firewood is reasonably priced. Bike paths made this dry camping experience worth it. 15 miles of paved paths; however, they are very hilly, and would be difficult for small children to pedal on their own. The College Pond swimming area is nice and has a small sandy beach and a place for renting kayaks/canoes. The weekend we were there, we arrived at 10AM and people had already begun placing belongings on all the picnic tables in the park. Guests can use the lake on a day pass, so there were many very large groups playing music and cooking all around us. The water was nice and the experience would have been better if it had been limited to camping patrons only. - Craig family
Jun 2015 - $54.00
This park was one of the best we've stayed at. They have rows of seasonal campsites, some of which could use cleaning up, but if you stay in the area of the day campers, you will be fine. We had full hookups with 50 amp, and the spaces were very wide on both sides. The area has large trees, and it is a great camping experience. The staff is super-friendly and accommodating. They have a higher daily rate over the weekend (Fri-Sun). We could not get satellite TV because of the trees, but we were able to get 24 over-the-air channels, so we could keep up with the news and some of our favorite shows on network TV. They do offer Wi-Fi, and once connected, is fairly fast. It is close to Plymouth, and Boston is 1 hour away. - Ferdy
Jul 2014 - $46.00
This is a gated campground with grass and dirt back-in sites that are plenty big enough for slides and awnings. The utilities at our FHU site worked well and we had good Wi-Fi and were able to pickup a few OTA channels. They have lots of activities for kids and a big playground. It was easy to get in and out of the park as was our site. Our only complaint was the barking dogs, the worst we have experienced in almost 4 years of full-timing. The park host warned them a couple of times but it didn't help much. I don't believe it is a regular issue, just a few campers that didn't care what others thought. The host are very friendly. We would stay here again. - dandg
Jun 2012 - $45.00
Mostly seasonal campground with plenty of space available for daily/weekly/monthly campers as well. Friendly, welcoming owners are on-site, so any problems are taken care of immediately. Lots of activities for adults and children. Large, shady spaces, swimming & wading pools, rec hall for the many group activities offered, free fishing on private pond with no license required. Easy access to highways to visit tourist areas/attractions. - BootsScoochnBoogie
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Large spacious campsites with fire ring and picnic table. Lots of trees. Pads and roads are dirt. No sewer connections. This is a seasonal park with lots of seasonal campers. The rate is good for the area. The access road from the highway is paved but rough (watch out for the frost heaves). Interior roads are narrow, steep and rough. We had a "pull-thru" which had a turn which was too tight for our 35ft fifth wheel. Ended up backing in.
Extra person was $10 per night and a one hour visitor was also $10.
Beware! This campground charges $40 for the dump station if you are not registered. - lyzzards
Jun 2014 - $40.00
This is an old campground that's certainly seen better days. if you want quiet, it certainly is that. We were assigned site 14, so when you leave the office, you must pull your RV up a VERY steep hill (at least a 15% grade) to get to your site. Our site was a back in, and was pretty out of level and also dropped a great deal in the rear, so the front of the RV was nearly on the ground.. No cable connection, and satellite would be impossible with all the trees, so we tried the digital antenna. Picked up a total of 5 stations, no major stations, and of course, 3 shopping stations, clear as a bell! There are many permanent RVs and mobile homes set up, most of which are nicely groomed. It appeared that we were the only overnighters around, which surprised us at this time of year. The location is about 10 miles south of Plymouth, where there is a great Pilgrim Museum and Plymouth Rock, and a nice shopping and restaurant area. Just an OK park for a few nights. - AlaskaJack
Jul 2010 - $35.00
Because there are no full hookup sites I figured the single Dump Station would probably be a Zoo in the morning so thought I would Dump on the way in instead of on the way out. Was told that would cost me $20! (extra). Bizarre and definitely NOT Customer friendly. Unsurprisingly the bathroom was in poor repair (no functioning locks on stalls, toilets loose on the floor) and fairly Filthy. We will assuredly NOT return here. - geysergazer
Sep 2016 - $39.00
We have stayed at this campground several times in the past few years. We absolutely love the location for proximity to the beach, canal, and bike path. Spacious sites, scenic views, friendly neighbors, good water, new electrical system, improved bathrooms & showers, fishing pier - almost heaven. Only the addition of a sewer system would bring my rating up to 10. TV reception varies by site - some get up to 14 channels and some get only a few. - Aracz
May 2016 - $39.00
Just spent 10 days here visiting family in the area. Site was level and had no issue getting our new 42" 5th wheel into space #58 with room to spare. All of the sites are large and well spread apart. While we were there they had an issue with the hot water boiler in the rest rooms and were in the process of replacing. They had offered to allow us to reschedule, but we told them we had our own hot water and it would not be an issue. - dhshaw
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Not fancy, but a quiet, peaceful, lovely campground, close to the gorgeous beach. You can fish from the pier and lots of biking along the Cape Cod Canal - 7 miles each way. Scrubbier sites, but farther away from each other. Met a man at the pier who has been fishing there for 60 years - bought a house close by so he can go everyday! Nice life! If you like the beach and touring Cape Cod - this is the place! Great value for the money! - User901
May 2017 - $1.00
We are new elite members and have enjoyed our TT membership greatly. We are full time and it is a big benefit for us. We just left the campground of Gateway to Cape Cod and we have some serious concerns about the resort. We have been full time now for about a year and have stayed in 20 plus resorts in south and eastern coast. The resort at Cape Cod is by far the worst we have ever stayed in. The entrance road is dirt with so many mud holes that is is almost impossible to enter the resort. Once inside, the gate was unmanned and not working. During our week there I never once saw one person manning the gate for security. Every road in the park was almost impassible due to water and terrible mud. I almost got stuck in motor home and auto on several occasions. It is almost impossible to distinquise the roads from sites within park, you must be extremely carelful to be certain you remain on the roads. I asked staff about road conditions and her response was well we don't have a tractor and every time we scrape them it rains and it messes them up again. I asked if there were plans to pave any of roads expecially entrance road and her response was that it had been planned for years but only when money allowed. She said TT had owned park for over 10 years and no road work has been done. I said at least they could put gravel on roads since all of them are sand and mud. I told her it was once of worst I had seen and she got ugly and said well I don't guess you haven't camped very much. Not good customer response to a member. No staff was ever seen on the grounds except in store when I went in and no guard at the gate ever. Not up to standard we were promised with our intro to TT. Can you please pass this on for hopeful help with this park. All of ours have been awesome so far but I don't know if I could go back to this one again. - revrick3
Sep 2016 - $1.00
Nice Park as others have said the surface is dirt but plenty of shade cover. All sites are full hook ups and have 50 amp service. WIFI with Verizon was average but you can get by with it. Road into park as stated is part gravel and was very bad, pot holes everywhere and rough. Park is central to allot to be done in thew area from day trips to Boston or out to the cape. Also we did day trips into Rhode Island from this location. Apart from the road we enjoyed our two weeks there and will go back in the future. - M5Adventures
Jul 2016 - $1.00
Very comfortable and spacious sites. They are dirt, so rainy weather could be problematic. Woodsy setting. Plenty of space between sites for use of fire ring and picnic table. Nice staff. Newly renovated large pool. It is a bit of a drive to the mid-Cape area. No problem with entrance road as cited by others. Renewed our interest in the Thousand Trails system. - RJ Massachusetts
Sep 2015 - $12.00
Great park! I love it on the Cape especially in the summer. - Crystalline421
Jul 2012 - $12.00
We stayed here for a weekend. The staff was friendly and efficient. The roads were paved. The sites are dirt, but they are roomy, shady, and level. They had a table and fire pit. Bathrooms dated, but clean. No hook ups. There are hiking trails, a playground and a small camp store with essentials and firewood. The campground volunteers put on a great pancake breakfast. Quiet at night. We would stay here again. - trip1
Sep 2011 - $12.00
This is a very nice park with shaded, private sites. While staying here you get access to Scusset Beach which is a very nice beach on Cape Cod Bay. Bathrooms are clean and the people that work here are very nice. We stay here often and the area is convenient for sight-seeing on Cape Cod. - BroadwayBaby