Dog-friendly cape cod campgrounds: a list of campgrounds that allow dogs on cape cod.

dog-friendly campgrounds on cape cod

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nugget the puggle walking the trail around Little Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park in Brewster.
Nugget the puggle walking the trail around Little Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park. There’s a lot to explore here!


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.

Light reflects of Big Cliff Pond in Brewster
The sun reflecting off of Big Cliff Pond in Brewster. Many of Nickerson State Park’s camping areas have trails that lead down to the ponds. Watch out for ticks on the trails!

Shady Knoll campground

Dogs are allowed shady knoll, but cannot be left unattended at campsites.

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Sweetwater Forest

sweetwater forest campground allows dogs – they even have Dog day care available! Adorable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

race point beach at sunset is a great place to walk your dog
Sunset at Race Point Beach as seen from the ORV trails. Truly one of the most beautiful places to go camping on cape cod that allows dogs.


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.

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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.

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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. 

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The parking lot of Coast Guard Road Beach in Truro, MA
Coast Guard Road beach is a short walk from both locations of Adventure Bound Camping Resorts in North Truro.


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.

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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.

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Ticks on cape cod are everywhere, these tips will help you learn how to keep your family and your dogs safe.
Watch out for ticks when you go camping on Cape Cod with your dog! image source:

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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