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Kayaking and swimming on Cliff Pond

This is a wonderful place to try out an SUP or kayak. The 2 ponds are pristine and roped off... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Arlington, Virginia
Relief from the heat at the Nickerson State Park Pond

Hidden gem is the pond past the camping area at Nickerson State Park. We visit every year when the... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Kelly F
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is a wonderful place to try out an SUP or kayak. The 2 ponds are pristine and roped off swimming area is great for families. The beach has no lifeguard. There are restrooms. If you are not a Massachusetts registered motorist, there is a...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Hidden gem is the pond past the camping area at Nickerson State Park. We visit every year when the tides are low and the days are hot. My kids love to swim in the cool water. The small beach has lots of shade and the...More

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Spent $15 for admission to the park. Fished on Cliff and Flax Pond. Wish I had brought my swimsuit. There was a nice beach and several people on floats on Cliff Pond. Beware of the Poison Ivy! There is a very small beach on Flax...More

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Go to Flax Pond or Cliff Pond to swim. You can hike around both ponds w small kids...they will love it!! There is a playground on site as well as bike trails. Right outside the park are places to eat or visit Cape Cod Bay....More

Thank run4fun122
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Typical mass state park camping. Large wooded sites. Restrooms are decent enough. Bike path runs through campground. Store on site has good selection of all the basics. Close to local Brewster beach or you can go to pond beach at the campground. One thing to...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Nickerson State Park has some of the best bike trails on the Cape: wide, paved, hilly, venturing in & out of and through shady, forested areas. My wife walks and I use my Segway for mobility assistance, and it's one of the few areas where...More

1  Thank jaseaton
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We took toddlers here to swim - they loved it and played for hours. $8 per day for MA residents. There are two swimming ponds, Cliff and Flax, both have about the same beach size which is not huge. Also we could rent SUP at...More

1  Thank KB1Texas
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit here. The park is beautiful- especially the fresh water lakes here. Sites are nice and bathroom/shower facilities well kept. The location is close to so many wonderful spots on the Cape.

1  Thank adkchk
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We have been a thousand times - and we will be back again a thousand more. It is my favorite place on Cape Cod to study the changing of the seasons. Highly recommend parking in lot 6, walking down into the woods in the far...More

Thank Nicolas S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This is a nice park! Well paid out and clean! But, if. You have any questions, ask a ranger, the staff is not trained well!

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Richard M
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
The State did not answer this question except to say there were repairs and cleanup they had to do.
January 13, 2016|
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Response from DMG33 | Reviewed this property |
There are no sites directly on ponds. You have to walk down a trail to them
May 26, 2015|
Response from zumatech |
In general the sites away from the water and further out are larger and will be more private. Check out areas 6, 6x and 7.