there are lots of great campgrounds on cape cod that allow dogs. many of these camping areas are surrounded by great places to take your dog for a hike or swim. and best of all, they’re packed with other friendly cape beach dogs!
cuddle up to your dog and fall asleep under the cool salt air at one of these pet-friendly campgrounds on cape cod.
Bay View Campground
Bay View Campground in Bourne offers pet-friendly camping with full-hookup RV and tent sites . They have three pools, sport courts, a game room & an ice cream parlor.
Bourne Scenic Park Campground
Bourne Scenic Park Campground is located right on the Cape Cod Canal, just over the Bourne Bridge. Good place for fishermen looking to catch some striper for dinner. Excellent biking and hiking too, great for families.
Scusset Beach State Reservation
Scusset Beach is located at the southwest corner of the Cape Cod Bay. Scusset Beach Reservation offers 98 RV sites with hook-ups, and 5 tent-only campsites.
It offers 1.5 miles of beachfront, or take a walk along the jetty to watch ships pass through the Cape Canal. Dogs are allowed here when camping, but they’re not allowed on the beach.
Nickerson State Park
Nickerson state park has some of the best dog hiking trails and ponds where dogs can swim on cape cod.
lots of ticks too, so if you’re hiking in the woods bring your bug spray and check your dog for attached visitors when you’re done.
Learn more about nickerson state park including more information on camping, dog rules, and outdoor activities including fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking.
Shady Knoll campground
Dogs are allowed shady knoll, but cannot be left unattended at campsites.
sweetwater forest campground allows dogs – they even have Dog day care available! Adorable.
Campers Haven RV Resort
Campers Haven is a gated RV resort and features full-hookup sites on grass with cable TV and wifi access.
Campers Haven has its own private 500-foot beach on Nantucket Sound. There’s a playground and miniature golf course for the kids.
Old Chatham Road RV Resort
Old Chatham Road RV Resort in Dennis offers campsites situated on 55 wooded acres. It is located approximately two miles from both the Atlantic Ocean and the bay-side beaches.
Friendly dogs are allowed at Old Chatham Road RV Resort.
Atlantic Oaks Campground
The Atlantic Oaks campground not only allows dogs, but they have a dog park!
They’re located about a half mile from the National Seashore visitors center. The Cape Cod Rail Trail touches the back of the property, perfect for families looking to do some biking.
Cape Cod RV Resort
Cape Cod RV Resorts offers RV campsites, tent campsites, and vacation cabin rentals. All of these camping options are pet-friendly. Sweet!
Coastal Acres Campground
Trailer and tent sites in a coastal setting where dogs are allowed. Walking distance to downtown P-Town. Good place for biking as well.
Dunes Edge Campground
The name doesn’t lie here, this place is right on the dune’s edge. great location, it’s like camping on the national seashore.
Race Point Beach
Self-contained campers can get passes to camp directly on Race Point Beach. The camping area is accessible from ORV beach trails and you park right by the water. It’s quite an amazing place to camp. Dogs are allowed.
Beautiful sunsets and waking up to crashing waves a few yards from where you slept. Great surfcasting if you’re looking to nail a striped bass. Some guys tow small boats out to fish for tuna and bass, the water is very deep a short distance offshore. During summer you’ll see whales feeding from your beach chair.
The campers here are packed in like Sardines as the camping area is usually pretty small. And the beach is closed to all vehicles for nearly all of the summer due to piping plovers, so the season is limited.
But your sticker gets you 2 weeks of camping per year. Some campers stay in the nearby Province Lands visitor center when the beach is closed for plovers.
Dunroamin’ Trailer Park
Dogs are allowed at the wooded camping lots of Dunroamin’ Trailer Park, but they’re not allowed on the beaches.
Dunroamin’ is located on Peters Pond, and has a private, sandy beach and fresh clear water. It offers great swimming, fishing, and boating. As our guest, your experience here comes with a private, sandy beach and fresh clear water.
If you like to fish the pond is stocked with trout, bass, and land-locked salmon. Motor boats are permitted on the pond, trailer and boat parking and boats dock slips are available.
Scusset Beach State Reservation
Pets are permitted Scusset Beach Campground, but there is a limit of four pets per campsite. A current rabies certificate must be presented at check-in. Pets must be leashed at all times and cannot be left unattended. Pets are not permitted in state buildings or when camping in a yurt or cabin.
Shawme Crowell State Forest
Shawme Crowell State Forest is a 700-acre pitch pine and scrub oak forest with nice wooded camping lots. Located on the western end of Cape Cod, it offers more than 15 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding.
Adventure Bound Camping resorts
Adventure Bound consists of two separate camping areas in Truro (Formerly North Truro Campground on Highland Road, and Horton’s Campground around the corner on South Highland Road).
The Highland Road location offers woodside camping in a scrub pine forest setting. It borders beautiful Coast Guard Road beach, which is accessible with a short walk through a wooded trail. Fireplace rentals available.
The old Horton’s location offers a short walk to Coast Guard Road Beach as well, and it’s right next to Highland Lighthouse (aka Cape Cod Light). It’s right next to Highland Links Golf Course, and it’s a short walk to Jenny Lind tower if you’re looking for a hike. It’s a quick drive to Head of the Meadow beach too.
Right on the pet-friendly shuttle bus route for easy access to food and shopping on Commercial Street in p-town.
Maple Park Campground and RV resort
At Cape Cod Maple Park campground in East Wareham your pet must be keep attended and on a leash at all times. Barking dogs will not be tolerated. The dog charge is $5 per day.
Dogs are restricted to using the designated K-9 cove for swimming. Upon request, you may be required to present a rabies certificate at the time of check in. Any pet without proper vaccinations paperwork won’t be allowed.
Things to remember when camping on Cape Cod
Watch out for ticks!
When you camp on Cape Cod with your dog, make sure to watch out for ticks. They’re everywhere in the woods! Spray tents with pyrethrin. Use insect repellent with DEET. And check yourself and your pets carefully every day.
Learn more about ticks and how to keep safe.
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