Scusset Beach State Reservation

     


Sagamore, Massachusetts
Phone: (508) 888-0859

Sites: 103
Recent Rate: $25 7/2014


Latitude: 41.7779687232269
Longitude: -70.5056619644165

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 14
  • Good 11
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1

28 Reviews

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Tatiana

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

What a wonderful campground! This was our first trip to the area and our first stay in this campground. It is in an ideal place to explore Cape Cod. The campground is in great shape. We had site 86 and it was plenty big for our 33' trailer. I think I liked the sites closer to the water because I believe that they drained better. The beach is huge and fantastic for finding all sorts of interesting sea critters. Water was freezing in July. I do wish they had laundry facilities. Other than that, it was perfect. Make your way to the Chatham pier and see the seals feeding from the boats. Visit P-Town to see a different side! I recommend the Hyannis Whale Watcher cruises out of Barnstable Harbor for an incredible whale sightseeing experience! I also recommend the pizza place near the campground - they deliver and had great pizza and wings. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Travel Trailer.

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PENNY

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 2 weeks here in 2013. The first during the last week of June and the 2nd during the last week of September. Both trips were great. Scusset is a state park so you will not find all the amenities of some private campgrounds. The sites are large and some are private with shade trees and vegetation, and some out in the open. Our Verizon cell service was excellent. The bathrooms and showers were cleaned at the posted times each day. In season, a trip to the Dune Dog cafe at the beach is fun and they often have fresh fish on the menu. The beach, breakwater and canal bike path were great activities. This trip we walked to the top of Sagamore Hill near the office and fishing pier. The trail had historical markers and markers pointing out trees and plants along the way. It is only about 1 mile round trip and worth the trip. In the fall, we did encounter a skunk in our site around 7pm when we went out to check our dinner on the grill. I guess it liked the smell, too. This is an inexpensive and pleasant base to enjoy the shore. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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Mike and Rose

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Scusset was one of our favorite campgrounds. We have camped there many years and have had many different sites. The Friends of Scusset have made many improvements over the years and the new pathway is enjoyable to walk. This year we had 2 week of bad experiences. The Host camper next to us had a white hose attached to his sewer pipe and would dump his grey water near our picnic table. I then noticed other campers doing the same so I reported it to the camp office and the rangers. I was told by the ranger that white hoses are for water. Yes, but NOT when they are attached to a sewer outlet! I spent $160 dollars for a Tote to dump my grey water at the dump station. It is a shame that this is going on unchecked. Some campers were allowed multiple cars at their site while other were limited. It seems unfair rules for "Special " guest. Some camper were allowed to stay over the 2 week restriction. My dog was attacked by 2 unleashed dogs and almost bitten by 2 others. It is not pleasant walking the dog with all the other "Special" campers doing as they please. It is too bad a beautiful campground is being ill managed. I filled out the DCR State survey and hope to hear back from the campground. Please save Scusset! We will not return to this campground. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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PENNY

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground gets a 10 for location. There is direct access to the Canal bike trail and access to the beach! Why else would I come to Cape Cod? We loved walking the canal path at night to watch the ships large and small go by. The downside to the campground is the lack of sewer which is OK but while we were there the bathroom cleaning crew kept moving the time for restroom cleaning so it was unnerving wondering if you walked to the restroom if it would be open. They did not follow the posted times for cleaning and changed them everyday. OK for motorhomes, etc but I did feel sorry for the tent campers. We enjoyed riding our bikes the 6 miles to Bourne and rewarding ourselves with ice cream and or lunch. It was very quiet when we visited and very relaxing. The sites are huge but most are in a field so there is limited privacy. We hope to return next year. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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User1393

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped here twice in the last month. We love, love the location. The canal bike path and Shining Sea Bikeway are awesome. The space in between each site is great. However, the staff could do more to maintain the landscape. Instead of riding around and around in a state vehicle over and over, maybe the staff could maintain the landscape a bit more. The lawn/weeds are knee high, many of the bushes/trees could use a trim. It is too bad our state does not see the gold mine we have in our state parks, and invest a bit more in upgrades to our parks. Upgrades like full hook ups and new pavement. This would easily generate more revenue almost year round. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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Mike and Rose

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We usually love this campground but the new sign at the dump station says it is open until 3PM. It was never open past 12, the 4 days we were here. On our last day the dump station was closed because it was full and the people at the desk told us they were waiting for the sewage truck to pump out the septic. This was the beginning of the season and we left on a Monday, so just beware that you may not be able to use the dump station. They have cleaned up the park and added new walk ways to the beach. Shower curtains in the showers would be nice. If you can camp and not have to dump, this is a beautiful location. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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theraceshop

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park. Location is everything here. Beachfront with water and electricity all for $22 a night. Close to Cape Cod and all the activities. Grounds are clean and beach is really nice. They do not have much for activities at the campground but who needs it. A great place to be outside. Our only complaint would be the bathrooms. Need to add another and clean them more. It really deserves a 10 but because of the bathrooms and no playground it only gets a 8. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Tent Trailer.

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RIRufus

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

For a state owned and operated campground, the value and location are ideal. The sites are not the typical gravel but are all level and paved. The cleanliness of sites is superior to many privates. There is very convenient access to the bike path along the Cape Cod canal and a short walk to the beach. The campground is very popular and getting a spot during the summer months may be impossible. The only minor complaints; some sites have water hook-ups and electric far from the usual and thus require extra lengths of hose and electric cord. There is no cable so TV reception requires an antenna and the reception is tempermental at best. But if you are looking for an affordable and very clean campground with easy access to Cape Cod attractions, I highly recommend Scusset Beach campground. We plan to return, when availability gets better after the Labor Day holiday. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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slc1958

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a favorite destination for my husband and I, who have only just begun to dip our toes in to the RV'ing pool. (We bought our first RV last August). Situated along the Cape Cod Canal, at the mouth of the canal and within walking distance to one of the nicest beaches in the area, Scusset Beach is clean, quiet and well maintained. You won't find a playground for the kiddies, there are no planned activities, and the restrooms are nothing to write home about (although they are CLEAN). It is it's proximity to the bike path, the beach, the stone jetty, and a fishing pier that make this campground the place to be during the Spring and Summer months. Our site was adjacent to the entrance to the bike path and we had a bit of a canal view off in the distance. A very pleasant Host Camper offered to come by our site with her own lawnmower to mow the tall grass for us, given the fact that Scusset Beach Campground does not officially open until next weekend and the sites are a bit overgrown right now. Many of the sites were flooded earlier in the month and the grassy sites are lush and green where the rain waters pooled. It can be a bit difficult to locate your hookups in the overgrowth but you'll find your stay to be well worth the effort. The DCR employees are pleasant and helpful and not heavy-handed, as are some employees at other campgrounds in the area. We have several more stays planned during the next several months (including next weekend!) and we've already scouted out our favorite sites! If I had any complaints at all, it would be that campfires are not allowed on the RV sites as they are on the tent sites, which is curious given the fact that the tent sites are closer to the woods and pose the bigger risk of spreading to the wooded areas. If someone can explain that to me, I'd appreciate it! Still, whether campfires are allowed or not, it's still one of the nicer campgrounds in the area. And, for the price, it's tops in my book!! We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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Paul C

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Scusset is easily my favorite CG in the area. We have stayed here many times in the past 2 years and every stay has been terrific. Sites are paved and relatively level. Electric is solid (30A only) and sometimes you need to hunt through the bushes for your water hookup, but the sites are large and VERY well spaced for a state reservation. The restrooms and showers are old, but well maintained and clean. Everything works, but it could use a facelift. There is no sewer, but the dump station is open from 8-noon every day. The two main attractions are the beach and the Cape Cod Canal. Whether you like the beach, fishing, biking walking or running, Scusset is a great option. Reservations are difficult from May through September, so book early. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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User959

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Having camped at many State Parks and Recreation areas across the US, we were surprised to find this little "jewel" just 1/2 hour from our home. Our site was clean and ready at check-in, which BTW was easy and friendly. Sites are all back-in and ours, (#62), was shaded and private. Combination of big rigs, RV's, trailers and few tents. A large Rest Room is central to the camping area and services all with adequate parking if needed. Sites surrounding the Rest Room area tend to be exposed with little greenery or privacy. Black-top roads run throughout and most sites looked level although water and electric can be a bit of a distance from site. We found ours by accident in the bushes. As stated in other reviews, this is not a waterview campground, but Scusset Beach is a 5 minute walk across the parking lot. Bath House, snack bar, boardwalk to beach and 3 lifeguard stations make this a popular beach. Also accessible from same parking lot is a long rock jetty for fishing (striped bass are in season right now), as well as the beginning of the 7 mile Cape Cod Canal bike path which is bike friendly for all ages and abilities. Many fresh seafood markets are nearby as well as a variety of restaurants and take-out. The only disappointment was to find not only are campfires prohibited, but no charcoal grills allowed on site either. The community fire-pit was not used during our stay. All in all we were were delighted to have found this well kept, friendly campground with so much to offer, and have already made a return reservation for the early fall. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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reeniex4

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We try to come to this campground at least once a year. It is one of my favorite state parks in Massachusetts. The only draw back is that there are no fires allowed on the camper sites, only the tent sites. This year they added a "community" fire pit and I was told that you could bring your own wood and have a fire as long as you extinguished it with water after you are done. The sites are a little unpredictable from year to year. Since this is a beach campground, they allow the "brush" to grow so a site that may have been spacious one year may not be so spacious the next year. Overall they are all pretty nice sites though. They are all level, but you do need an extra long water hose to hookup to the water spigot. There is also a lot of poison ivy, so if you are allergic you need to be careful. The thing that draws us back every year is the location. We like being right on the Canal. If you enjoy fishing, walking, biking, bird watching and sitting on the beach, this is a wonderful place. It is very peaceful, since most campers retire early due to the lack of fire. The water at the beach is ALWAYS very cold, but it is a beautiful beach and very clean. It is very easy to get on the Cape via the Sagamore Bridge, which is right outside the campground and it is also accessible to downtown Plymouth. The staff have always been very friendly. It is very difficult to get reservations here and they are required. There are several campers that do not abide by the 2 week camping limit and if you're on a site that they are trying to move to, you may be "pushed" a little by them when it gets close to checkout time. I avoid this by booking an extra night so we don't have to leave right at 11 am. The dump station is open during limited hours and on a busy weekend you can expect a long wait. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Fifth Wheel.

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B. P. Donelan

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

My family loved it and would liked to have stayed longer. Instead of having our usual campfire we went to the canal and watched the boats go by. My wife has never found a sand dollar in her life and she and my daughter found four. If your into collecting shells, star fish, or little crabs this is the place to go. We would definitely go back. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Travel Trailer.

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Mike and Rose

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We like to bike the canal and do some fishing. This is a nice campground for short weekend stay overs and is close to home for us. The beach is nice, water is colder on this side of cape though. There is an area for a group camp fire, but we wish that they would allow fire rings at each site. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 298
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is on the west end of the Cape Cod Canal near the Sagamore Bridge which crosses over to the Cape. There are close to 100 sites here with big sites for all sized rigs and some nice private tent sites. There is electricity and water at each site but not the tent sites. On weekends you would need reservations and during the summer even during the week. No campfires except for the tent sites but there is a big community campfire spot for anyone. This campground is on the canal with biking, fishing (3000 breakwater and 1.5 miles of frontage along the canal), hiking and it also has a beach facing the bay side of the Cape. The canal is lit up at night and at all times you can watch boats crossing the canal – very peaceful. The Lions have a supper on Saturday nights here and a breakfast Sunday morning that one can buy tickets for. Make sure you check closing dates for any campgrounds in New England because most close at the end of Columbus Day weekend. We camped at Scusset Beach State Reservation in a Motorhome.

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