Shawme Crowell State Forest, Sandwich, MA, Cape Cod Camping
Shawme Crowell State Forest might be the best run and most convenient campground on Cape Cod.
Shawme Crowell has everything that the camper needs.
The sites are spaced well apart, the location at the beginning of Cape Cod at Sandwich gives the park access to Sandwich the museum town and its history, nature preserves, and exquisite antique buildings, including the oldest house on Cape Cod.
Shawme Crowell campground accommodates tenters and RV campers with a dump station and water. (Recycling station for the re-use of plastic, glass, paper)
Many miles of bike and walking trails are within the park and a short drive or bike ride away, you find the Cape Cod Canal with its nearly 14-miles of flat, paved trails that run beside the Cape Cod Canal.
Within a few miles of Shawme Crowell State Forest, you find Scusset Beach State Reservation and its campground.
The fee for Shawme Crowell, $12 for residents of the State $15 for others, is applicable for parking at Scusset.
Scusset Beach is a cold water beach but the boat action in the canal can provide some entertainment. The canal can provide some good striper fishing from the jetty and the banks and in salt water there is no need for a license although you do need to observe length limits and bag limits.
You can walk your bike over the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges to use the full 14 miles of Cape Cod Canal trail.
On the south side of the canal, the town of Sandwich has three salt water beaches reached by a gravel trail from the Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center and from the boardwalk. (Free Parking, Big rig parking in the overflow lot next to the lobster market)
The longest elevating center Span bridge in the country when it was built in the mid 30s The Cape Cod Canal railroad bridge lowers for a sightseeing train. Photo at right shows elevating center span lowered for the passage of the train. Free parking is available on both sides, large vehicle parking is available on the north side of the canal railroad bridge lot in Buzzards Bay.
The flat paved trail runs seven miles on one side of the canal and six and a half on the other. You can walk your bike over the Sagamore and Bourne bridges to bike both sides of the canal in one day, a total of about 14 miles.
Info for travelers flying in to Boston to rent a vehicle for a trip to Cape Cod
Shawme Crowell State Forest is not wilderness camping but it offers spacious and woodsy sites in a pine forest.
From Shawme Crowell bike to the town center of Sandwich with its museums. Ride to the bike trails of the Cape Cod Canal nearby.
Shawme Crowell State Forest Sandwich, MA Cape Cod
Shawme-Crowell State Forest in Sandwich is at the northern edge of Cape Cod, near the Cape Cod Canal and Scusset Beach state Reservation campgrounds
Shawme-Crowell State Forest in Sandwich is near the Cape cod Canal bike trails
Shawme Crowell State Forest, Sandwich, MA, on Cape Cod offers camping in spacious and woodsy sites within a pine forest with hiking and biking trails. Nearby find Sandwich Town center with museums and the bike trails of the Cape Cod Canal.
Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich, MA, offers Cape Cod Camping in spacious and woodsy sites in a pine forest near the Cape Cod Canal and its fishing and 14 miles of bike trail. The town center of Sandwich offers museums of history and the Sandwich Glass Museum, Bike to the Cape Cod Canal bike trails nearby.
Cape Cod Canal biking near Shawme Crowell Campgrounds