7 Cheap Cape Cod Campgrounds You’ll Love

Cape Cod campgrounds (or really anything in Cape Cod) aren’t known for their cheap prices.

However, today we’re going to debunk that myth! There are affordable camping options in the Cape and we’re here to give you the inside scoop.

We’ll share the price, amenities and locations of seven great campsite options. In addition to this info, we’re including a unique “Cape Cod Camping Vibes” score to give you a sense of the overall experience.

Let’s dive in!

Cape Cod camping
Cape Cod camping

Race Point ORV Beach Camping

Price: $11 per night ($75 permit valid for 7 days)

Nearest Town: Provincetown, MA

Ideal for: Self contained RVs (no tents or trailers allowed).

Here’s how the federal government defines the self contained camping, “A SCV is defined as a vehicle with a self-contained water or chemical toilet and permanently installed holding tanks with a minimum 3 day capacity for gray and black water.”

Why You’ll Love It: This is beach camping! What’s not to love? If your RV meets all of the requirements for camping, this spot will guarantee amazing views.

Cape Cod Campgrounds Vibe: 9.2/10 This unique site gives you camping access unlike any other campsite that can be found on Cape Cod. Just make sure to keep an eye on the tide.

Nickerson State Park

Price: $35 and up

Nearest Town: Brewster, MA

Ideal for: Tents, Vans & RVs – The State Park is large and has plenty of room to spread out.

Why You’ll Love It: There is so much to do onsite. Multiple hiking and biking trails are accessible from the park. You can also take a quick swim in the water! This State Park is family friendly and would be a great launching point for your Cape Cod adventures.

Cape Cod Campgrounds Vibe: 7.5/10 It’s a little bit pricier than some options, but still on the affordable side of the scale. The multiple onsite activities make it a solid choice.

Shawme Crowell State Forest

Price: $27 and up

Nearest Town: Sandwich, MA

Ideal for: Tents, Vans, Smaller RVs. It may take a little while to pick your ideal spot.

Why You’ll Love It: This is rustic camping at its best. Even at the peak tourist season, you’re likely to find a spot at this hidden gem. There are hiking trails onsite and you can even walk into town.

Cape Cod Campgrounds Vibe: 9.1/10 You’ll find all the best camping vibes at Shawme Crowell. Yes, you should come prepared with all the dry camping essentials…but, it’ll be worth it!

Scusset Beach State Reservation

Price: $22 and up (Mass residents receive a discount)

Nearest Town: Sandwich, MA

Ideal for: Tents, Vans & RVs – Most size RVs should be able to fit

Why You’ll Love It: This is another true beachfront campsite. If you’re anything like us, you know camping on a beach is the best camping around! There is a snack shack onsite for easy meals (burgers, dogs, chips). If you’re a Mass resident, you’ll love this site even more because you save around 50% off the out of state price!

Cape Cod Campgrounds Vibe: 8.4/10 Great location and awesome deal for locals!

Cape Cod MA
Cape Cod MA

Curlew Pond Campground

Price: $15 and up

Nearest Town: Plymouth, MA

Ideal for: Tents, Vans, Small RVs

Why You’ll Love It: This is another beautifully rustic Cape Cod campground. A recent reviewer from Trip Advisor says, “We were very pleasantly surprised to find a sparkling new bathhouse area just down the road from us. New toilets, all touchless dispensing sinks and one of those really powerful air dryers. Brand new showers that worked well, and even an outdoor dishwashing station with hot water dispensed!”

Cape Cod Campgrounds Vibe: 7.8/10 Solid Vibes – roads in can be confusing.

Shady Knoll Campground

Price: $30 and up

Nearest Town: Brewster, MA

Ideal for: RVs

Why You’ll Love It: This private campground offers hookups…which none of the previous campgrounds provide! If you want all the amenities of a full hook up site, you’ll love Shady Knoll Campground. The campground also has great access to nearby trails and state parks.

A recent Campendium reviewer had this to say, “The location is close to the village so you can easily walk (or bike) to a small market and local eateries should you choose. There is a room with lots of information about area attractions and local events which was quite handy. There is a playground area for little ones. There is no pool, but you are only about a mile from the beach.”

Cape Cod Campgrounds Vibe: 9.4/10 We love full hook ups and great location!

Barrett’s Pond Campground

Price: $15 and up

Nearest Town: Plymouth, MA (Located in Myles Standish State Forest, like Curlew Pond Campground)

Ideal for: Tents, Vans, small RVs

Why You’ll Love It: Like Curlew Pond, this campsite has all those rustic feels. The price is also pretty sweet.

Don’t take our word for it – here’s a fellow reviewer, “Great park and campground. Some sites definitely better than others, but on the whole it was a great camping experience. Terrific Pond swimming, bike paths and hiking.”

Cape Cod Campgrounds Vibe: 7.6/10 This is a solid dry-camping choice in the Cape Cod area.

The Best FREE Camping in the USA

We love camping across this amazing country. And, we really love it when its free. Here’s our list of the 20 Best Free Campsites in the USA.

If you haven’t tried free camping before, also known as boondocking, take a look at our beginners guide to boondocking filled with everything you need to know to get started.

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