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Shawme-Crowell State Forest

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On the Cape, If You Can't Get Into Nickerson, This is the Place to Go!

After two years of staying at Nickerson, we failed to get a spot in the annual onilne lottery. So... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
Litchfield, Connecticut
Quiet, spacious sites, easy to get to, inexpensive

This was a 2nd time staying here, and it can't be beat for the price. Advantages: 5 minutes from... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet state camp ground with lots of trails for walking, hiking or mountain biking, clean restrooms, playground. Close to the center of town for shopping and restaurants. Cape Cod Canal for fishing and lots of choices for beaches.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sawzbella
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Very nice campground for the price. Unfortunately cannot give a Better rating as we had a huge party at a neighboring camp site, I went to the office after 10pm to ask politely if they could tell them to stop. Nothing was done and got...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place for families. Quiet and safe, clean and friendly. I have camped by myself and with my children and have always had a relaxing experience. The staff is friendly and helpful, I pulled in late with a daughter who was not feeling well, it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NicoleL4203
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We love this campground. Pretty big wooded area. Has two areas to camp. No hook ups, but has bathhouse, restrooms with free showers. There is playground and pavilion. On some weekends they offer pancake breakfast. They have very little store, but it has everything you...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank toma_kiev
Reviewed September 3, 2017

After two years of staying at Nickerson, we failed to get a spot in the annual onilne lottery. So, we gave Shawme-Crowell a try. Nickerson is a superior location in the heart of Cape's elbow, its freshwater lakes, and greater seclusion. However, Shawme-Crowell proved to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Berkshireman
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This was a 2nd time staying here, and it can't be beat for the price. Advantages: 5 minutes from the Sagamore Bridge, less than $30/night, large amount of space between sites (for the cape anyway), many of the roads within the campground are paved, decent...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank StandByTraveling
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This place is an all time favorite for us! We have been camping here for 4 years now! Very nice quiet spacious sites. Defiantly will return!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LovetheCape2017
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here in June 2017 on C road. Other then a ridiculous amount of poison ivy the area was great. The bathrooms were fairly clean but very dated and appeared to be restocked daily. Well worth the price for some cheap nights near the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Matthew K
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Shawme is a wonderful treasure on Cape Cod. Most of the sites have a good buffer from the neighbors. These are primitive sites, no power or hookups. All of the sites I have used have had good drainage. The bathrooms have been clean and functional....More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 347bartw
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in one of their yurts. The yurt was small but comfortable and we liked having the electricity. It was a little tight for 6 people. In addition it gets very hot during the day, although it airs out at night....More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank emilycN1969AH
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September 9, 2016|
Response from vickietoria | Reviewed this property |
It closes after Columbus Day weekend