Cape Cod Camping- Friday, 9/6 to Sunday, 9/8


Nickerson State Park
3488 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631

A few things to know about the campground before you go…
Check-in time is 1:00 to 9:00 pm; check out by 11:00 am.

CARS – Only 4 cars are allowed parked at the campsite. There is a nearby parking lot that is in walking distance.

ALCOHOL – Alcohol is prohibited in all Massachusetts State Parks and Campgrounds.

FIREWOOD – To protect our forests from invasive species, transportation of firewood into or out of any DCR campground is strictly prohibited. Please plan to purchase your firewood at the campground and do not bring any firewood or scrap wood with you.

QUIET HOURS ARE 10:00PM TO 7:00AM – Excessive noise and the use of generators is not permitted during quiet hours

FRIDAY (9/6)

ARRIVAL TIME @ NOON: Plan to meet at Nickerson State Park around noon for a picnic lunch. The campground is approximately a 4 ½ hour drive from Kingston. There may still be some residual summer traffic so plan accordingly. We’ll check in to the campground after lunch and then head out to find some birds. Low tide is at approximately 1 pm.

AFTERNOON @ 4 PM: Monomoy Island Cruise

DINNER: Potluck at the campground.

EVENING: Time permitting we will be on the hunt for Night Herons at Hemenway Landing. Our boat trip should be finished around 5:30. After going back to the campsite and eating it may be too dark to go to Hemenway Landing. If that is the case a campfire and owl prowl around the campground will be in order and we’ll hit up Hemenway on Saturday night.


MORNING 6:30 AM: We’ll start off early looking for sea birds at Herring Cove Beach and Race Point in Provincetown and make our way back towards Brewster with a stop at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (NOTE: There is an entrance fee of $8).

LUNCH: On your own


DINNER: On your own

EVENING: We’ll visit one of the beaches associated with Cape Cod National Seashore for some birding and strolling on the sand. We’ll end with ice cream at the highly recommended Arnold’s Clam Shack (“…the best ice cream on the cape IMO ” says Dave Hayes)

SUNDAY (9/8)

MORNING: Birder’s choice. We’ll choose a location based on what we’ve missed or what is being seen OR if you would like to go on a whale watch there is a cruise leaving from Hyannis at 11 AM with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises.

If you would like to go on a whale watch it’s up to you to make the reservation. Whales are bountiful on their feeding grounds in Stellwagen Bank during the summer.

Depart campground by 11 AM

Birding Links

eBird – Barnstable County
Cape Cod National Seashore
Monomoy NWR
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary


Nickerson State Park
Bird Watcher’s General Store
Cape Cod Tide Charts
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
Monomoy Island Excursions
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