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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 3 September 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 19 July 2017
Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 24 July 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

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 9 July 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

Thank NicoleL4203
Reviewed 7 September 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

2  Thank toma_kiev
Reviewed 3 September 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

2  Thank Berkshireman
Reviewed 19 July 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

3  Thank StandByTraveling
Reviewed 8 June 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!

Thank LovetheCape2017
Reviewed 7 June 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

1  Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 9 October 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

1  Thank Bart W
Reviewed 26 August 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

2  Thank Emily C
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I've stayed here now two times. For the price It can't be beat. The sites are relatively spacious and there are bathrooms and showers nearby. The bathrooms and showers are a little messy but hey it's camping.

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10 September 2016|
Response from vickietoria | Reviewed this property |
It closes after Columbus Day weekend