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K_and_I

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I think I have narrowed down to a few campgrounds we would like to stay at this fall. We're planning a last week of Sept-1st week of Oct trip. Maybe some of you locals can give me some perspective on where to stay. We've never been there before so don't have a concept of drive times, reservation needs, etc. We are looking for a full hookup site if possible.
I'm thinking Sweetwater Forest, Shady Knoll are probably better located for us, but Atlantic Oaks has very good reviews, too.
Which would you pick and why?


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October 6-8 is Columbus Day weekend. You will most likely need reservations for that weekend. It's the "last hurrah" for many campers and many of the campgrounds shut down then. That is a great time to be down there-school is in session, weather is usually very nice and it's an underrated and overlooked place for foliage. You will most likely be to early for that but that will be dependent on when the cool weather returns. We liked Peters Pond Park but it's been a long time since we've stayed there. It's on a fresh water pond and gives great access to the upper Cape.


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Thanks for the response. Part of the reason we ended up picking the weeks we did was to leave before Columbus Day weekend. We will either head home Thursday or Friday morning.

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Sweetwater is lovely. Unfamiliar with Shady. Atlantic Oaks is tight next to the main road though I’ve never stayed there.

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Atlantic Oaks if you bike. Sweetwater is my favorite. Water/Electic no sewer ok? Scusset Beach SP.

Peters Pond is mostly seasonals and they have a big power issue there.


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jplante4 wrote:

Atlantic Oaks if you bike. Sweetwater is my favorite. Water/Electic no sewer ok? Scusset Beach SP.

Peters Pond is mostly seasonals and they have a big power issue there.


If all of these ,I've always liked Scusset Beach the best

Then Atlantic Oaks
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We lived on Cape Cod for about fifteen years -- every time we go back to visit for extended stay, we camp at Sweetwater --

For shorter stays, we camp at Nickerson State Park - awesome park, but no hook ups. Water spigots throughout the park, and a dump station, and good showers.


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Sweet water is more woodsy, feels more like a campground. great for kayaking with large pond. One thing we didn't like about the place was the showers/bathrooms needing updating badly. Also some of the sites we in need of maintenance and looked tough to get into. Lots of seasonals.

Atlantic oaks, bathroom /showers all updated and clean. Sites for the most part are pull through and are easy in/out. Rail trail behind campground, bay and ocean beaches five minutes away.

And of course Arnold's next door!

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Another vote for Sweetwater, we've stayed there several times now.


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You guys aren't making this any easier [emoticon]. We do bike, but also plan to take the ferry to both islands different days, so I was a little concerned about the extra distance Atlantic Oaks is up the cape. Sweetwater looked good except there are only 10 or so full hookup sites that are not seasonal, and they have no laundry, which we will need sometime during the trip. We probably can't go wrong with any of them. No one commented on Shady Knoll- does no one have any working knowledge of it?

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