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Sweetwater Forest Campground
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

my husband had never been camping and I wanted him to experience it saying ive been camping my entire life. I have been coming to sweetwater since I was a young kid so I figured it was the place to go! the staff is so great, they are always there if you need anything. the bathrooms are always clean the sites are all beautiful and they are pretty laid back. you can bring your dogs, there I a lake on the property that you can fish or rent a canoe. I love love love this place. we just left yesterday and have already booked 10 days in july! its a fun place to be and is also great for kids.

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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kelsey r
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Reviewed 7 October 2014

My husband and I stayed here for four nights in a pop-up trailer with our two dogs. We had a lovely campsite within easy walking distance of the bathing facilities. The bathrooms were always clean. The camp store was great, as we only had a cooler (no fridge) so ice was a daily purchase. They had good hot coffee in the mornings, which was a lifesaver since someone forgot to pack the coffee. We left a day early (due to a sick dog) and the staff were understanding and made sure we weren't leaving early because of the campgrounds.

Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
5  Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

My four children and I stayed for a month here. My husband would join us on weekends. The sites are private and spacious. The kids loved bike riding, mini golf and the playgrounds. We also enjoyed the lake. While others complained about quiet hours we found the rules were very clearly stated. Our site was right near both owners. Some nights we were a little loud and we NEVER had trouble. If people are complaining they were getting in trouble then trust me they were obnoxious and loud. The restrooms were always clean. The toilet paper is standard camping paper. Not a problem. The owners are friendly and caring about their patrons.

We were ten minutes from the bay beaches and 5 minutes from Long Pond. There was easy access to the bike paths. We have all ready booked another month here and are trying to book early enough to book two months straight. Waiting eagerly to become a seasonal.

This is by far one of our most favorite campgrounds. It is peaceful and relaxing.

Stayed: September 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

Our site was of a good size very private and very quiet, over all we had a good weekend and we would go back again.

Our only concern was that the bathroom was closed for cleaning every night at 10 pm and two nights in a row we had to wait 20 minutes to use it and many other had to do the same, it is a busy period as every one goes to the bathroom before going to bed, on the second night i was waiting to take my shower and had to leave before my turn came because someone came for the cleaning. we did not want to walk in the dark in an unknown region of the campground to find Another bathroom, the cleaning could be done later or earlyer in the day.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank Sylvie G
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Just came back from 3-night camping trip to Sweetwater Forest with a large group of friends, we were all families with kids. Overall it was fun, however.... Website leads you to believe that you have a pond to swim in - WRONG! You can fish there but there is no swimming anywhere at the campground! Also, the playgrounds could use some updates and the management should invest in some sort of lighting for the paths after dark - it is pitch black there and creepy, if you have to walk to the bathrooms! And for us the biggest disadvantage - quiet time at 9 pm???? Really??? We're on vacation and can't even talk by the campfire, let alone play a guitar and have some fun! We had several visits to our sites from the management to keep us quiet, kids were stressed and eventually grew afraid of the golf cart guy! Note to the owner - if you're that strict about it - post it on your website or let people know about this policy when taking a reservation for a large group - we would have never come...

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
6  Thank funtraveler74
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Sweetwater_Forest, Owner at Sweetwater Forest Campground, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2015

The complaints from the other campers about this group, the writer of the complaint who stated they visited our web site, seems to have missed the page of our Camp Rules which clearly state Camp Policies, which include Quiet Hours.
We also do not in any way say that our lake is for swimming, nor are any photos of swimmers in our lake on our website. Two of Brewster's 9 town operated beaches are on fresh water lakes less than a quarter of a mile from Sweetwater Forest. Rather than spend funds on another freshwater beach, funds are more suitably spent on improving & updating camping amenities & services.

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

We have stayed at many campgrounds across America over the years, but we have never found any that exceeds Sweetwater Forest in its serenity, comfort, cleanliness, and friendliness. Unlike so many others, its campsites are well spaced in natural surroundings, not succumbing to the mindless "herring-bone" pattern that may bring in more money but exclude privacy. Activities for the family include mini-golf, fishing, basketball, nightly hay rides, and a visit to the kiddies' playgrounds. The staff is always there to help in any way they can, responding to almost any situation immediately. We hope to return for many years to come.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank LFC546
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

This place is absolutely beautiful &sites are very private compared to most places I've been. Bathrooms were super clean and plenty of water spigot's to be found! Perfect camping spot on the cape! Free Hot showers a plus 2 playgrounds a fishing pond basketball court plenty to do on site. Definitely going to camp here again!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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1  Thank easthamdavis1
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Additional Information about Sweetwater Forest Campground

Address: 676 Harwich Rd, Brewster, MA 02631-5269
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Brewster
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Brewster
Price Range: $34 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sweetwater Forest, established by our family in 1958, features 250 campsites artfully spread over 75+ acres of Native Cape Cod woodlands, with frontage on a lake for fishing & canoeing. Sweetwater offers a Separate Tenting Area, some sites with beautiful views of the lake & our retired cranberry bog-a haven for wildlife. On-site modern amenities are available the Camp Store has plenty of extras you may need-ready to eat lunches-perfect for a beach day or biking the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Our Roster of In-Camp Recreation includes 6 Playgrounds, Basketball, Canoe Rentals, Miniature Golf, Horseshoes & a Log Cabin Lodge where the game need not be missed! Pets are welcome, but may not be left alone on sites. Our Dog Day Boarding Kennel is air conditioned & available to a limited number of dogs. SWEETWATER FOREST's CENTRAL LOCATION MAKES IT THE PERFECT HOME-BASE FROM WHICH TO TOUR ALL THE CAPE & ISLANDS HAVE TO OFFER-WHETHER STAYING FOR THE WEEKEND-OR THE SEASON! ... more   less 
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Sweetwater Forest Campground Brewster, Cape Cod, MA

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